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In this interview, Sarah O’Donnell, whose mother died giving birth to her in Butte, Montana, recounts how her grandmother sent an aunt to bring O’Donnell back to Donegal after O’Donnell was born. She discusses being raised by her grandparents on a farm in Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland, and the difficulty of staying in touch with her cousin Rita in Butte.
Butte, Montana; Child birth; Irish immigrants; Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland; Women, childbirth
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana OH-435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
O'Donnell, Sarah, "Sarah O'Donnell Interview" (2011). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-092.