Jack Roche

By 11 for 10

This week’s interview features 77 year old Jack Roche, who spent his working career as greengrocer in Dublin’s Liberties on the city’s southside. He recalls the lively days of buying fruit and veg at auction and transporting it back to Meath Street by horse and cart, an age when cabbage was the top-seller and pineapples the stuff of dreams, and when the older generations’ toothpaste of choice was a cocktail of soot and salt.   Music by Liam Mulvaney

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