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A MUST SEE! This video is from 1968

Meet a man who has spent his working life making and maintaining the roads of Tipperary.

Michael Cleary, like his father before him, works on the roads of County Tipperary. As the county has over 1,500 miles of roads he is never short of work. While machinery has brought about some changes to his job, the brush, shovel and tar bucket are still the tools of the trade.

Michael Cleary lives with his wife and children in the countryside near Cahir. Their eldest son Denis goes to the technical school in Cahir, and may become a carpenter when he leaves school. Denis comes from a generation with education and money. These provide him with opportunities that were unavailable to his father.

The Cleary family go to Cahir every Saturday morning, where Michael's wife does most of her shopping for the week ahead. She is very content with her life.

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