Living off-grid for almost 80 years
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Off-grid living for almost 80 years

Margaret Gallagher has lived in an off-grid cottage near the Irish border in County Fermanagh since 1942.

Visitors often expect to find her "sitting in the corner wearing a long black dress and a white apron" but Margaret, 77, refuses to be stereotyped.

"I am my own person, I have my own identity," she said.

"I am doing it because I like doing it, not because I am a hippy, that I think it's new and fashionable."

Watch Margaret explain how her family missed the opportunity to update their home in the 1950s - and why she never caught up with the modern world.

Video Journalist: Ciara Colhoun

  • 26 May 2019