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Episode 5 - Aly O'Brien


Aly O'Brien was a man who valued the wisdom and beauty of traditional ways - even if it meant giving up so much. Aly and his two brothers - all bachelors - operated a small farm on the edge of St. John's, using the traditional Irish Newfoundland ways that his family had used for generations. As the city of St. John's grew, and surrounding farms turned into housing subdivisions and shopping malls,  Aly's farm remained the first priority in his heart. He turned down lucrative offers to sell his property. Aly O'Brien.....Poet, farmer, linguist, teacher and bon vivant.

The documentary on Aly O'Brien was created by Heather Barrett in St. John's.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Costello)

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