Listen to Phil McGahern's Deserted Island Discs

Listen to our latest episode of this project which encourages Irish men to talk about their lives and experiences Phil McGahern croppedthrough their musical memories. Phil describes his arrival in London in 1970 from County Cavan. He found work on building sites and in Irish pubs, where he could get food and board and earn £12 a week. Phil describes the isolation many Irish men experienced in those years but he says any anxiety had to be bottled up and not talked about. Despite some of the problems he has faced, he was once wrongfully arrested and held for four days which had a long term impact on him, he loves London. He is also grateful for support he receives from Mind Yourself and its activities. His musical choices include Elvis, Stevie Wonder and the Dubliners. 


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