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Transcript of life history interview with 'Orla' from Cohort C (born 1965-1974) of the Life Histories and Social Change collection; Female, Roman Catholic. Raised on a subsistence farm in a remote corner of the west of Ireland Orla's is a story of continuing rural poverty and isolation during the 'Celtic Tiger' economic period. She has worked on the family farm since leaving primary school and gives a first-hand account of traditional forms of farm labour such as preparing hay by hand, milking by hand and raising fowl. Her only personal income is from social welfare payments and at the time of the interview Orla was living in her parental home and was eager to get on a FAS training scheme to improve her quality of life, both in terms of the extra money and the chance to meet other people. All names have been anonymised. Access to the transcript is through application to the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and is restricted to bona fide researchers and teachers, and to students that are currently registered at a third-level academic institution.