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Interviewee: GERRY LYNOTT, BORN 1929, MOVILLE GERRY LYNOTT, BORN 1929, MOVILLE
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Audio series: Donegal county, first series
Product ID: CDDL01-43
Subject: A shopkeeper’s life
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Recording date: 2010
Length: 52:39
Gerry Lynott begins this recording by tracing his family back to his great grandfather McCormack on his maternal side who was a stonemason in County Antrim. The family came to Greencastle to work and two generations later, Gerry’s father came to Moville and opened a corner shop in the town. Gerry finished his schooling at the age of fourteen and began work in the shop and he describes his daily chores, the merchandise and the local townspeople who were their customers. When he was aged nineteen, the family moved from over the shop premises to live at Montgomery Terrace, where his mother ran a boarding house. Discussed in this recording with Gerry Lynott is the smuggling over the border during the Emergency period, the local GAA games in earlier days, the fishing in the area and the effects of the Troubles in the North of Ireland.
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File size(s): 25.67 MB, 13.14 MB, 9.29 MB
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Interviewee: PADDY DONAGHER, BORN 1942, BALLYSHANNON PADDY DONAGHER, BORN 1942, BALLYSHANNON
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Audio series: Donegal county, first series
Product ID: CDDL01-61
Subject: Memories of Ballyshannon
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Recording date: 2010
Length: 50:47
Paddy Donagher runs a general merchant business in Ballyshannon where he was recorded. He grew up in the town and both his parents came from the general area, where their families have lived for generations. His parents came to Ballyshannon in 1930 where they set up a bar/grocery business. He recalls his childhood during the Emergency period and has clear recollections of the smuggling during the 1940s and 1950s. He discusses the great rivalry that existed between the two parishes in Ballyshannon and the entertainments, theatre and cinema. Paddy left for England in the late 1950s to work for McAlpine’s, digging trenches in London. In 1963, he decided to change direction and he was employed by a publishing company in New York and later by United Airlines. Paddy married a lady from Belmullet and returned to his native town in 1986.
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File size(s): 4.84 MB, 7.03 MB, 8.21 MB, 26.32 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Interviewee: PAT McENIFF, BORN 1939, BALLYSHANNON PAT McENIFF, BORN 1939, BALLYSHANNON
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Audio series: Donegal county, first series
Product ID: CDDL01-63
Subject: Bundoran in the 1950s and 1960s
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Recording date: 2010
Length: 51:59
Pat McEniff and Brian McEniff, who was previously recorded, are brothers who grew up in Bundoran. Pat was recorded at the hotel at the Golf Links on the outskirts of town. Pat recalls great memories of wonderful music of all media in Bundoran during the 1950s and 1960s and he discusses the purchase, by his parents, of the Holyrood Hotel in 1951. The hotel enjoyed great success during the following years when people such as Phil Coulter and Paul Brady would play to a large and enthusiastic audience. Pat discusses the smuggling over the border and the tourism business in the town in former days and his family’s political involvement. Pat qualified in dentistry at U.C.D. in the 1960s and opened a practice in Belfast, later opening practices in Belleek and Enniskillen, while making his family home in Ballyshannon.
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File size(s): 15.74 MB, 10.83 MB, 5.64 MB, 15.29 MB
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Interviewee: David Bigham (b. 1938) David Bigham (b. 1938)
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Audio series: Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first series
Product ID: CDGH01-15
Subject: Derreen House and Gardens, Lauragh, Co Kerry
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Track 1: The Lansdowne Estates, and Derreen House are discussed and how the property came into the Bigham family in 1951 is explained by David Bigham. Track 2: Lord Lansdowne’s response to the Land Acts, the Land Wars and the Land Commission is discussed. Track 3: A collection of old family photograph albums is examined and discussed. Track 4: Lady Lansdowne, nee Hope, grandmother to David Bigham is recalled. Track 5: David Bigham discusses his parents, their English home and his own holidays in Derreen as a child. Track 6: Sporting life at Derreen in the past and in present times, is discussed. Track 7: Photographs of Derreen, showing the landscape, the gardens, furniture and secret passages are all discussed, as is smuggling in the area in the past. Track 8: The annual school feast which was organised by the Lansdownes in former times for the local schoolchildren is recalled. Track 9: The guests at Derreen over the years are recalled. Track 10: David Bigham discusses an old photograph showing well known gardener at Derreen, Danny Shea, posing with David’s grandfather. Track 11: Sailing at Derreen in the present time is discussed by David Bigham.
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Number of files: 12
File size(s): 7.07 MB, 3.98 MB, 2.72 MB, 2.69 MB, 9.22 MB, 6.25 MB, 6.44 MB, 7.37 MB, 1.43 MB, 6.92 MB, 6.12 MB, 4.72 MB
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Interviewee: Jim Butler (b. 1943), John William O’Sullivan (b. 1920) and Johnny Goulding (b. 1954) Jim Butler (b. 1943), John William O’Sullivan (b. 1920) and Johnny Goulding (b. 1954)
Interview location: Portmagee
Audio series: Kerry county, fifth series
Product ID: CDKY05-22
Subject: This recording was made in the home of Jim Butler, built in 1783, with local historians
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Recording date: 2010
Length: 73:32
Track 1: John William recalls his earliest memory, of travelling to Derrymore in 1929. Track 2: Johnny talks about Portmagee, and the smuggling, fishing and sea tragedies. He also talks about the cattle fairs in Cahirciveen, on the 30th October and the 8th December each year. Track 3: Jim talks about the building of the Community Centre in Portmagee. Dairy farming and butter-making are discussed. Track 4: The fishing, and the involvement of the local women. Track 5: The building of the bridge to Valentia Island, and the changes brought about. Track 6: The running of the local dance hall by John William O’Sullivan. The export of hide and wool from the area, and turf-cutting during the Emergency period. Track 7: Visiting the Skelligs in the early days.
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Number of files: 5
File size(s): 14.68 MB, 10.19 MB, 4.41 MB, 9.85 MB, 45.07 MB
Bitrate: 160 kbps
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