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Interviewee: Aidan Clarke, b. 1933 Aidan Clarke, b. 1933
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-01
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 57:21
Track 1: His background in Dublin, and his parents’ influence. Track 2: His early education, and his entry to Trinity in 1951 as an undergraduate, to study history. His lecturers and his respect for Professor Lyons. Track 3: His work at Magee College in Derry from 1959-1965, and his involvement with the University for Derry campaign. Track 4: His interview for a position as History Lecturer at Trinity, and his subsequent employment there. Track 5: The changes brought about in teaching practices and the curriculum. Track 6: His father Austin Clarke, his poetry, and the changes in his political views over his lifetime. Track 7: His retirement in 2001, and continuing involvement with Trinity, remaining a Senior Research Fellow until 2010. His publications over many years, and the high points in his life. Track 8: His membership on the Board of Trinity College, and the positions he held.
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Interviewee: Aidan Heavey, b. 1927 Aidan Heavey, b. 1927
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-02
Subject: Friend of Trinity Library
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 52:46
Track 1: Born 1 February 1927, the fourth member of a family of fourteen. Educated at Marist College, Athlone and, in 1945, having completed his Leaving Certificate, went to work in the textile business of Dwyer and Co. Limited, Cork – The House of Dwyer. Track 2: At Dwyer’s, he started as a commercial traveller, visiting drapers’ businesses throughout Ireland, showing samples and gaining orders. Subsequently promoted to manager of Dwyer’s Lee Clothing factory, with supervision of ninety staff members. In 1964, he and his wife Maureen set up their own wholesale textile business, Rothbury Suiting Limited, in South William Street, Dublin. Track 3: Before leaving Cork in the 1960s, attained a BComm degree at UCC and, in Dublin, having studied law at King’s Inns, qualified as a barrister in 1968. In 1969, studied for a postgraduate MBA at Trinity College. As a Catholic, he was required to obtain permission from the Archbishop of Dublin to attend the lectures. Track 4: Invited in 1965 to become a Friend of Trinity Library, as he remains to this day. Became Secretary and remained so for many years. His role in keeping Library members informed of relevant events and arranging speakers. Recalls that David Norris was Chairman of Friends of the Library during his tenure. Track 5: His legacy - the Aidan Heavey Collection, donated to Athlone Library - his collection of rare books on literature, history and archaeology, the Irish language, Irish printing and binding, and politics; a unique reference resource for researchers and academics, both nationally and internationally, and the fruits of a lifelong and discriminating collector’s eye.
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Interviewee: Andrew Mayes, b. 1943 Andrew Mayes, b. 1943
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-03
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Hebrew
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 42:15
Track 1: Background in Co. Tyrone, a family steeped in the tradition of service in the Church of Ireland. Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1964, with a degree in Hebrew and Semitic Languages. Track 2: Joined the staff of Trinity in 1967 as Junior Lecturer in the School of Hebrew and Semitic Languages. Describes a strong and well-integrated Church of Ireland presence in College. Track 3: The way of life in Trinity at this time, memories of a democratic and liberal environment and increasing participation for students in college administration. Departmental changes, both in the student profile and the curriculum. Elected to Fellowship in 1974 and in 1992 appointed Professor of Hebrew; elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Other positions held in College Administration. Track 4: Describes Rubrics and the Arts Building where he lectured. His role and responsibilities as Registrar. Attained the position of Vice-Provost, working under Provost Tom Mitchell. His views on the need for Trinity to maintain its financial and academic autonomy. Track 5: Retirement and retaining his lectureship responsibilities in Trinity, with his office located in the Royal Bank of Ireland since 2011.
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Interviewee: Anne Marie Diffley, b. 1959 Anne Marie Diffley, b. 1959
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-04
Subject: Administrative Officer, Library
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 47:45
Track 1: Her background and early education, and BA in History and Politics. Her first career with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Track 2: Her position in Trinity as the Visitor Services Manager, whose role is the management of the public areas in the College. Responsibilities include supervision of the Library Guards, also organising book launches and exhibitions. Track 3: The attractions to visitors of the Long Room and The Book of Kells. In the twenty years of her tenure, over ten million people have viewed the Book of Kells. Track 4: Her membership and contribution to committees for organising exhibitions. Track 5: The preparations and security in advance of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011. Other famous people who also viewed The Book of Kells. Track 6: The challenges and financial responsibility involved in maintaining a national treasure and the public areas of Trinity.
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Interviewee: Aoileann nic Gearailt Aoileann nic Gearailt
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-05
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 42:25
Track 1: Childhood in Rathgar and early education in Dublin and Waterford. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1966, graduating with a BA (Mod) (Mathematics) in 1970, followed by an MSc in Statistics and Operations Research in 1971. Her impressions of the college in the 1960s and her campaigning efforts to establish female students’ right to join Trinity Societies. Her debating skills. Track 2: One of the first four female students to secure a Foundation scholarship in 1968, which included the right to have rooms in college, provoking some opposition. Track 3: Her memories of student days and the privilege of studying under such outstanding lecturers. Track 4: Her research career following graduation, including working as a research officer in the Department of Finance. Meeting her future husband, Breandán. Following her marriage, she was obliged to resign from the Civil Service and she moved to Baile an Fheirtéirigh in Co. Kerry to join her husband. Her continued interest in educational projects in local schools. Track 5: Discussion of her paternal and maternal grandparents, P.S. Ó hÉigeartaigh and Séamus Ó MaoilEóin respectively, both of whom were excommunicated by the Catholic Church for their Republican activities.
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Interviewee: Barbara Wright (née Robinson), b. 1935 (Recording I) Barbara Wright (née Robinson), b. 1935 (Recording I)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-06
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of French Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 56:58
Track 1: Background in Dublin city, early education, entry to Trinity College in 1952 to study French and Irish. Recollections of college life at this time. Track 2: College rules and regulations in the 1950s. Securing a Scholarship in 1954Track 3: PhD studies at Cambridge 1957–1960; degree awarded in 1962. Track 4: The external examiners in Trinity in the 1950s. Her meeting with her future husband, Professor William Wright, at Trinity College. Track 5: Her return from England in 1965 to a post as Lecturer in Trinity. Track 6: The major changes which occurred in Trinity from the 1960s onwards. Memories of Trinity in earlier days. Track 7: Working in Trinity during the years in which her husband also lectured thereTrack 8: Professor William Wright’s academic career in TrinityTrack 9: Her work in the French Department at Trinity, and colleagues who collaborated in developing new curricula.
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Interviewee: Barbara Wright, b. 1935 (Recording II) Barbara Wright, b. 1935 (Recording II)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-07
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of French Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 24:14
Track 1: Among the first women to be elected to Fellowship of Trinity College, in 1968, and the first woman to be elected a Senior Fellow, in 1985. Track 2: Her tenure as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters) at Trinity from 1983-86 and from 1990-96. Track 3: The traditional structures in place at Trinity in earlier daysTrack 4: Reflections on defining moments in her academic career.
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Interviewee: Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording I) Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936  (Recording I)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-08
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Modern Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 69:51
Track 1: Background in North Kerry, early education. Track 2: His Sizarship to Trinity College. Leaving to work with ESB and studying in Trinity by night for a Diploma in Public Administration. In 1957 studied English and French. His friendship with the poet Patrick Kavanagh. Track 3: Following graduation, his scholarship to Leeds University, and his return as Lecturer in English at Trinity in 1963. Track 4: His lecturing style. Track 5: His observations of events in college during his academic career. Track 6: His attempts to better understand the personalities of Oliver Cromwell and Judas. Track 7: His own writings and favourite poems, including the poem Begin (New Beginnings). Track 8: His tenure on the Board of Trinity. Track 9: His writing legacy: 30 poetry books, 4 plays and 2 novels, and his 45 years in teaching.
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Interviewee: Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording II) Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording II)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-09
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Modern Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 66:58
Track 1: His contribution to local North Kerry publications. A discussion on ballad sheets. Track 2: His first published article in a national newspaper at age 16. His work with the ESB for two years. Track 3: The challenges encountered in his personal life. Track 4: Observations on North Kerry playwrights. Track 5: A visit to Russia during the Cold War. Track 6: His love of Dublin city and a discussion on Irish playwrights. Begrudgery in rural Ireland. Track 7: The wandering poets of North Kerry; his memories of the poet Patrick Kavanagh. Track 8: His mentors, including Owen Sheehy-Skeffington. Track 9: His book on local history and emigration from Ballylongford in earlier days.
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Interviewee: Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording III) Brendan Kennelly, b. 1936 (Recording III)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-10
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Modern Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:50
Track 1: The importance of local oral history. Recitation of Bryan McMahon’s 'The Shannon Rangers'. Track 2: Life in rural Ireland. Track 3: The English Department at Trinity and his peers there. His involvement in the instigation of the Oscar Wilde School of Writing. Track 4: His poetic legacy, and recalling Kerry poet Paddy DruryTrack 5: The people of Ballylongford. Recitation of his poem 'My Dark Fathers', relating to the famine in Kerry. A discussion on the work of Kerry poet Bob Boland.
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Interviewee: Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording I) Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording I)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-11
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 74:36
Track 1: His northern background, early education, and introduction to chemistry at St. Andrew’s College, DublinTrack 2: His entry to Trinity College on a Sizarship in Experimental Science in 1949Track 3: His election as a Foundation Scholar in 1951, and his graduation with a Gold Medal in 1953. Track 4: His PhD on ‘Chemistry of Santonin’ in 1956 and the study involved. Track 5: His mentors and lecturers, his work as a Junior Lecturer, and as Lecturer in ChemistryTrack 6: Elected to Fellowship in 1959. Awarded Scholarship by Scholarship Exchange Board to work with Professor R.B.Woodward in Harvard (1961-1962). Returned to Trinity, collaborating with Wesley Cocker. Seconded to the University of Lagos in Nigeria as the first Professor of Chemistry.
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Interviewee: Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording II) Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording II)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-12
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 74:38
Track 1: His return to Trinity College from Lagos in 1966, becoming Reader in Chemistry, and the prevailing conditions at the College. Track 2: Recalling living and working at the College from 1959 during exciting timesTrack 3: In 1974 Chair in Organic Chemistry. Track 4: His posts at Trinity College, including Dean of Graduate Studies, and Treasurer of Trinity Colle Trust. He was also a Council Member of the Higher Education Authority from 1982. Track 5: The 1980s, as Senior Fellow and Registrar. Reflections on the student disturbances of the time. Track 6: His role as Senior Fellow, serving on the Board from 1982–2001. Track 7: His research workTrack 8: His election as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1959, and his subsequent work. The challenges and achievements of a long academic career.
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Interviewee: Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording III) Brian McMurry, b. 1931 (Recording III)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-13
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 49:54
Track 1: His undergraduate days at Trinity from 1949, and his courses and lecturers in Physics and ChemistryTrack 2: Recalling student groups and societies from undergraduate daysTrack 3: The admission of female lecturers to the Common Room in 1955, and his involvement in the change. Track 4: The traffic through the College, and how Dublin people perceived the college. The ban on Catholic students. Track 5: The use of the Long Room in former times by students to view old exam papers, and the previous location of the Book of Kells. Track 6: College funding down through the yearsTrack 7: Summarising his long association with Trinity College.
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Interviewee: Cathal Ó Háinle, b. 1940 Cathal Ó Háinle, b. 1940
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-14
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Irish
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 57:28
Track 1: Background in Ballinahown, Co. Westmeath. Early education and the influence of his father, Tomás, a schoolteacher with a lifelong affinity for Irish culture. Track 2: St Patrick’s College Maynooth to study for the priesthood. Discussion of his formation years and his studies in linguistics and literature. After ordination and conferring of BA and BD, he was sent to University College Dublin for further study and subsequently to Germany. Returning to Maynooth in 1967, he was appointed to the post of Professor of Modern Irish, which he held for ten years. Discusses the major changes in college life during this time. Track 3: His decision to leave the priesthood and his consequent dismissal from his college post. His successful application to Trinity College Dublin for appointment as lecturer in Irish in 1977. Comparing his experiences of life in both collegiate institutions. Track 4: The history of his Department, his colleagues, the courses of study undertaken by students, and changes to the curriculum under his direction. Track 5: Reminisces about many aspects of college life, including leisure activities.
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Interviewee: Charles Benson, b. 1946 Charles Benson, b. 1946
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-15
Subject: Keeper, Early Printed Books and Special Collections
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:54
Track 1: Background in Co. Dublin. Entered Trinity College Dublin in the 1960s, studying Humanities. Track 2: In London for a short time, returning to Trinity as one of the first groups of trainee graduates in the Library. Moved to Queen’s University Belfast Library in 1969, then returned to a new post in Trinity Library, with responsibility for Early Printed Books. Background to the history of his Department. Reflects with regret on Trinity’s lost opportunities during this time of acquiring the private libraries of several Great Houses. Track 3: Memories of working with Ms. Mary (Paul) Pollard, “the driving force” of Trinity Library. Track 4: Recollections of attending book auctions and cataloguing rare books in Trinity Library. His increasing certainty, over time, of the national and international importance of the books in Trinity Library. Track 5: The complexities of managing Trinity Library within the College system. His current interests since retirement in 2010.
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Interviewee: Charles Hepwholl Holland, b. 1923 Charles Hepwholl Holland, b. 1923
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-16
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Geology
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 51:58
Track 1: His background in England and early education. His years in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Graduated with a degree in Geology from Manchester University, continued with postgraduate work. Lectureship in Bedford for thirteen years, followed by project work in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Appointed to Trinity College Dublin. Track 2: His impressions of the college, an overview of the Department of Geology and its exemplary teaching standards, his research work and his appointment as Dean of Faculty. Track 3: His involvement in the administration of the college and the convivial atmosphere enjoyed by colleagues in Commons. Track 4: The system of administration in Trinity in the early years of his careerTrack 5: His opinion regarding the practice of rotating the position of Head of DepartmentTrack 6: His experience of research work in the then Soviet Union and China during the Iron Curtain era. Track 7: Anecdotes concerning a number of his contemporaries in college. Track 8: His retirement in 1985, though he retains an office in Trinity, where he works several times weekly.
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Interviewee: Charles Webb, b. 1933 Charles Webb, b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-17
Subject: Security staff
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 77:07
Track 1: His background in Camden Villas, Dublin, and the circumstances that led to his employment in Trinity College Dublin in 1953, in a career that was to last for forty-five years. Track 2: His role as Porter, the rules, regulations and uniform, and his supervisor, Chief Steward Alexander McCarthy. Track 3: His daily work schedule, which included bell ringing in Chapel, duties in Provost’s House, duties in Dining Hall, serving Commons to the students and ensuring that female students had vacated the college by 6 pm. Track 4: Anecdotes about the first Trinity Ball on campus, keeping curfew on rooms, and an occasion on which he was brought before the Senior Dean, Francis Godfrey, for breach of the female student rule. Track 5: His memories of Provost McConnell and their enduring friendship after the Provost’s retirementTrack 6: Memories of his front gate duties, including his responsibility for the longstanding tradition of carrying a lantern while protecting the Junior Dean on his journey to take Night Roll in the hallway of the Dining Hall. Track 7: Anecdotes about Commencements and memories of carrying the Mace at ceremonial events. Track 8: His impressions of the changes in College in the years since his retirement fourteen years ago, and an anecdote concerning his duties on Night Roll.
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Interviewee: Corinna Lonergan (née Salvadori) Corinna Lonergan (née Salvadori)
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-18
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Italian
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 57:05
Track 1: Memories of her background in Florence and of her parents, who came to Ireland to join the Irish Symphony Orchestra. Track 2: Her graduation from University College Dublin followed by her successful interview in 1961 for lectureship in Italian in Trinity College Dublin. Memories of her parents’ difficulties integrating into Irish society. Track 3: Her life in Trinity, her observations regarding the ban on Roman Catholic students, and her difficulty understanding this. Track 4: In 1966, her increasing responsibilities in leading and developing the Italian DepartmentTrack 5: Memories of meeting her husband, George Lonergan, who was a lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Trinity, and thereafter sharing both academic interests in Trinity and home life. Track 6: Discusses a time of vulnerability for the Italian Department, amid threats from college authorities to discontinue Italian. Track 7: Reminiscences of fifty-one years of life in Trinity, including attitude change among students, and the activities of the administrative authorities.
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Interviewee: Corinne Harrison (née Dennison), b. 1943 Corinne Harrison (née Dennison), b. 1943
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-19
Subject: Senior Executive Officer, Chemistry Department
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:17
Track 1: Background in North Tipperary, on the shores of Lough Derg. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1962 as an undergraduate, but discontinued her studies. Undertook a secretarial course and subsequently secured a post with Massey Ferguson, who manufactured agricultural machinery. Appointed to the Administration Department at Trinity in 1966. Track 2: Appointed to the Senior Lecturers’ Office, where one of her responsibilities was typing the examination papers for all Faculties in the College. Became Secretary to the geologist, Professor Frank Mitchell. Recalled her Administrative roles in other Faculties. Track 3: Discussed her experiences of administration in a number of areas of the Chemistry Faculty, and her role and responsibilities in the pre-computer era. Track 4: Reflections on her professional career, including anecdotes of the personalities encountered in the course of forty-one years of service to Trinity.
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Interviewee: Daphne Gill Daphne Gill
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-20
Subject: Senior Executive Officer, Provost’s Office
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 43:52
Track 1: Background and early education in Dublin. Securing secretarial work in Trinity College Dublin in 1970Track 2: Securing the position as secretary in the Department of Computer Science, which was housed in a hut in the Fellows’ Garden, and the move to Pearse Street. Track 3: Her interview for the post of Provost’s Secretary, her briefing in respect of the responsibilities involved and the people with whom she worked. Track 4: Her role as Secretary, recalling events and people in the College. Track 5: Recollections of working as Secretary/Administrative Assistant to four Provosts – Dr Lyons, Dr Watts, Dr Mitchell and Dr Hegarty.
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Interviewee: David Hackett, b. 1959 David Hackett, b. 1959
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Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-21
Subject: Supervisor, Grounds and Gardens
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 47:16
Track 1: His childhood in a number of towns in Ireland and his early interest in horticultureTrack 2: In 1979, studied Horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, then worked for thirteen years as Supervisor Gardener for Dun Laoghaire Borough Corporation. Track 3: In 1992 secured the post of Head Gardener in Trinity College Dublin. His observation that the older employees in the gardens helped him to understand his brief. The challenges of maintaining the College playing-fields, the extensive use of which rendered annual re-seeding necessary. Describes the maintenance of the many trees and shrubs in Front Square. Track 4: The fine old elm trees in College Park, which succumbed to Dutch Elm disease, and the new planting which followed this. Recalls the removal of the last elm tree in 1996. Track 5: Due to the ancient location of Trinity, any heavy digging for planting demands the presence of an archaeologist. Discussion of the ongoing maintenance, planning and landscaping of the Trinity campus.
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Interviewee: David McConnell, b.1944 (Recording I) David McConnell, b.1944 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-22
Subject: Senior Fellow, Professor of Genetics, formerly Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 68:24
Track 1: Background and early education in Dublin. Recollections of his teachers. Track 2: Achieving a scholarship to study science at Trinity College in the early 1960s and the societies in which he became involved. Track 3: The College Historical Society; his memories of the position of Catholic students in College in those days. Track 4: Becoming a BA Moderator and Gold Medallist in Genetics in 1966. Track 5: His PhD in Biochemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1971. His decision to accept an offer from Trinity College as Lecturer in Genetics in the 1970s.
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Interviewee: David McConnell, b. 1944 (Recording II) David McConnell, b. 1944 (Recording  II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-23
Subject: Senior Fellow, Professor of Genetics, formerly Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 49:15
Track 1: His involvement in the Irish Family Planning Rights Association while lecturing in Trinity in the 1970s. His first research project in Trinity (1971): ‘The Isolation of a Gene.’ Track 2: Fellowship in Harvard for one year, working with Nobel prize-winner Walter Gilbert. Seeking funding for research from the Government. Elected to Fellowship of Trinity in 1978. Developments in biotechnology; his involvement with Biocon in Cork. Track 3: Working on a project for Guinness’s in the 1980s; the Guinness financial assistance which helped to fund his laboratory for several years. The historical background to the Genetics Department at Trinity College. Receiving government funding for research, the students involved and the successes achieved. Track 4: The election for Provostship following the early retirement of Provost Lyons. The funding provided to the Genetics Department by Dr Michael Smurfit. His appointment as Head of Department of Genetics in 1987.
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Interviewee: David McConnell, b. 1944 (Recording III) David McConnell, b. 1944 (Recording III)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-24
Subject: Senior Fellow, Professor of Genetics, formerly Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 53:08
Track 1: External positions during his career at Trinity College. Track 2: Chairmanship of the Adelaide Hospital, and Presidency of the Adelaide Hospital Society in the 1980s and 1990s; medical ethics of the time. The construction of Tallaght Hospital. Track 3: Seeking election to Seanad Éireann, and to Provostship of Trinity College. Track 4: Chair of The Irish Times Trust and member of the Board of the Irish Times from 2000–2010. Track 5: President of the Zoological Society of Ireland during the 1990s; a historical background to the Society.
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Interviewee: David Mulhall, b. 1940 David Mulhall, b. 1940
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-25
Subject: Former Staff Secretary
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 49:29
This interview was recorded some time after Mr. Mulhall suffered a stroke; there is consequently some hesitancy in his speech patterns but, notwithstanding this, the narrative is entirely factual and coherent. Track 1: His background in Dublin. Qualified as a radio officer at Kevin Street Technical College; discusses his three years at sea from 1960–1963. Track 2: Worked as a technician with RTÉ in the Outside Broadcast Unit. Chaired the Trade Union Committee in RTÉ (Visual Unit). Track 3: In 1974, was appointed Personnel Officer at Trinity College Dublin. Memories of his working brief, staff colleagues and his superiors. His later appointment as Staff Secretary, after Aidan Dunne. Track 4: Reflections on the attitude change amongst college authorities in respect of the appointment of Catholic staff members to what was traditionally an Anglo-Irish college. Track 5: Memories of an industrial dispute involving non-academic staff at Trinity, and the part he played in resolving this.
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Interviewee: David Simms, b. 1933 David Simms, b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-26
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:09
Track 1: Reflections on a colonial background in India, and his mother and siblings’ escape to the Cape of Good Hope during World War II. His father, Gerald, a civil servant in India during this time, later joined Trinity College Dublin as assistant to Professor Moody. Track 2: In 1951 David’s entry to Trinity College Dublin as an undergraduate to study Mathematics, and subsequently securing a Foundation Scholarship, which entitled him to reside in college. Track 3: Following graduation, secured a PhD from Cambridge and lectured in Glasgow University for six years. Track 4: Appointed Lecturer in Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin. Track 5: The reflections of ‘an outsider’ that Ireland was, at this time, a community divided along traditional religious lines. His sense of ease in the environment of Trinity. Became Head of Mathematics in 1991, remaining in this position until 1997, and his work in curriculum development during this time. His retirement in 2003, subsequently continuing to lecture and his retention of an office in the college. His input into the organisation of a modern Mathematics Library.
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Interviewee: David Spearman, b.1937 (Recording I) David Spearman, b.1937 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-27
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, University Professor of Natural Philosophy, Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 69:00
Track 1: His Dublin background and his early education. His entry to Trinity in 1954 with a scholarship to study mathematics and science. Track 2: His perception of college life as an undergraduate, and his study of Mathematics and Experimental Physics. Track 3: His study for his PhD at Cambridge, until 1961Track 4: The following years as a Research Fellow in other academic institutions in Europe and America. His two years as Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Durham, until 1966. Track 5: His appointment to the position of Professor of Natural Philosophy at Trinity College in 1966Track 6: His involvement in the debate about the proposed merger of Trinity College and UCD, and the strong divisions this proposal brought about. Track 7: University politics and his dealings with the HEATrack 8: The role of Bursar which he undertook from 1974-1977. Track 9: The impact of student protests and the situation in Northern Irelan.
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Interviewee: David Spearman, b. 1937 (Recording II) David Spearman, b. 1937 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-28
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, University Professor of Natural Philosophy, Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 45:10
Track 1: His membership of the Royal Irish Academy, and his inputTrack 2: His election as Vice-Provost in 1991, a position he held until 1997, and the role he played. The negotiations in which he was involved relating to new university legislation. Track 3: His work as Chairman of the Board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and other schools. His involvement in European academic and research bodies including the European Science Foundation and the Accademia Europaea. Track 4: Appointments outside of Trinity College, and some challenges he faced during his academic carer. Track 5: His Chairmanship of the Trustee Savings Bank from 1989-1992. Track 6: His interest in the Arts
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Interviewee: David Thomas, b. 1941 David Thomas, b. 1941
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-29
Subject: Director, College Health Service
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 49:24
Track 1: His background in England and Ireland. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1960 to study Medicine, graduating in 1966. Track 2: Living on campus and the somewhat primitive nature of the living arrangements in Botany Bay. Discusses his sporting activities and the social life of the time. Track 3: His appointment to Trinity in 1974 as doctor to the health service which the college provided for staff and students. Became involved in various health promotion activities including family planning, a controversial issue at this time. Becoming a full time staff member of the Trinity Health Service. Track 4: Reminiscences of half a century of college life and medical service to students and staff. Anecdote about Professor R.B. McDowell. Memories of the turbulent time of the proposed merger between UCD and Trinity.
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Interviewee: Dermot Hourihan, b. 1933 Dermot Hourihan, b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-30
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Pathology
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 64:58
Track 1: Background in Co. Mayo and early education in Dublin. Graduated in Medicine from UCD in 1955, followed by postgraduate work in London, specialising in pathology. Appointed to position of Reader in Pathology at Trinity College Dublin in 1966. Discusses life in the Department, which was housed in Parson’s building until 1980. Track 2: Supervision of postgraduate students’ studies; the challenges of coordinating the transfer of his Department to St James’s Hospital. Track 3: Appointed to Chair of Department in 1973. Discusses the destabilising effect of the Fitzgerald Report on his Department and his opposition to the controversial merger with University College Dublin. Track 4: The meeting with Dr John Charles McQuaid in 1970 for the purpose of rescinding the ban on Roman Catholic students attending Trinity. Track 5: The post-ban era in Trinity College and the ambivalence generated by thisTrack 6: The complex nature of discussions in respect of the proposed merger between Trinity College and University College Dublin. The student disturbances and the Maoist movement in the College at this time. Track 7: The limited facilities available to staff and students, and the challenge of negotiating the transfer to St James’s Hospital, including difficulties with the trade unions. Track 8: Recollections of the advances in medicine in his time, and of social change in Ireland, including the setting up of the Fertility Guidance Clinic.
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Interviewee: Dermot McAleese, b. 1942 Dermot McAleese, b. 1942
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-31
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Whately Professor of Political Economy
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 37:10
Track 1: His background in Dublin and early education; entered University College Dublin in 1959, graduating with a BComm, followed by an MEconSc. Worked in University of Ghana, West Africa, as Lecturer in Economics 1964-1966, then commenced PhD studies in John Hopkins University USA. Completed his PhD in the Economic and Social Research Institute, UCD, in 1971. Track 2: Lectureship in Trinity College Dublin in 1972 in the Department of Economics. Memories of the privilege of working with his Head of Department, Professor Louden Ryan. Discussion of his advisory role in governmental policy and views of the Irish economy at that time. His position as Director of Central Bank of Ireland from 1979 to 1996. Track 3: Awarded a Fellowship of Trinity in 1977, becoming Head of Department in 1979, the many changes witnessed during that time. His retirement in 2004 and retaining an office in Rubrics Building. His enduring passion for economics, his publications and delivery of occasional lectures. Track 4: In 1995 published Economics for Business, a textbook for students of economics and for the business world. This book, published by Prentice Hall Financial Times and with an international readership, is now in its third edition. Track 5: The supportive nature of the Trinity environment for its staff. Reflections on the current state of the Irish economy.
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Interviewee: Dermot Montgomery, b. 1932 Dermot Montgomery, b. 1932
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-32
Subject: Director, Careers Advisory Service
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 67:23
Track 1: Upbringing and early schooling in Co Antrim. Entrance to Trinity College Dublin on a Sizarship, in 1950, to study Economics. Undergraduate days and the somewhat spartan conditions of his rooms in college. Track 2: Following graduation in 1954, moved to London for three years for management training. Advised by Professor Basil Chubb to apply for the post of Appointments Officer at Trinity. Track 3: The responsibilities of his brief as Appointments Officer, including working with employers from all sectors who sought to recruit students, preparing an annual report for the Board, and disseminating information through other universities regarding scholarships. Government input into his role at this time. Track 4: The 1950s /1960s - a time during which many highly talented graduates from Trinity were compelled by financial circumstances to join the workforce rather than continue with postgraduate studies. Track 5: Elected Chairman of the discussion group Tuaraim; debating the prevailing issues of the day. Track 6: Recruitment of students for Trinity, and the pleasant discovery of how academically aware students were on his visits to schools countrywide. Track 7: Retirement after 35 years as Appointments Officer; the challenges and triumphs of those years.
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Interviewee: Dermot Sherlock, b. 1937 (Recording I) Dermot Sherlock, b. 1937 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-33
Subject: Recorder of Alumni and University Electors
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 67:39
Track 1 : His background in Clonliffe Road within north inner city Dublin, and his early education. Entering Dublin University without his Bishop’s permission (which came later) as an undergraduate and attending evening classes for his BA and BComm. In 1956 his entry to Trinity College to the diploma in Public Administration. Track 2: His successful boxing career with the College during his student days. Track 3: Working for British Railways while a student in Trinity. His golfing successes. Track 4: In 1961 his apprenticeship with a business systems company in Dublin and, in 1964, his post as Student Records Officer at Trinity – prior to 1962, administration posts in Trinity had been held by academic staff. His role in this post, which included establishing a coding system of records, a system that endures to the present day. Memories of his membership from 1978 of DUCAC (Dublin Universities Central Athletic Club). Track 5: His appointment as Assistant Secretary (Records), his role and responsibilities in this post, including his ceremonial role for Commencements. Track 6: Recollections of his role in organising the Dublin University elections for Seanad Éireann in 1981
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Interviewee: Dermot Sherlock, b. 1937 (Recording II) Dermot Sherlock, b. 1937 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-34
Subject: Recorder of Alumni and University Electors
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 27:31
Track 1: The activities of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Trinity College Dubli Track 2: His election as a delegate, representing the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, to the Olympic Council of Ireland in 1982; his subsequent appointment as Honorary General Secretary of that Council in 1992 and his role and responsibilities in this post. An overview of funding arrangement for athletes and the facilities available; the internal politics within the organisation. Track 3: Summary of his professional career in Trinity and mention of a particularly challenging time. Retirement in 1999, reinstatement by request of the Trinity authorities, and continuing his work until 2006.
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Interviewee: Desmond English, b. 1937 Desmond English, b. 1937
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-35
Subject: Treasurer
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 58:36
Track 1: Background in Corofin Co. Clare and his early education. Joined the Irish Army in 1956, retiring as Captain. Studied at night at University College Dublin for a BComm degree, and followed this with a qualification in Accountancy. Track 2: His post in Trinity College Dublin in 1969 as an assistant accountant. Memories of the summer of that year, when the Northern Ireland Troubles began and he was drafted back into the army to assist in Border duties for a short time. The early years of working in Trinity; his promotion to Finance Officer. Track 3: The manner in which the experience of army discipline contributed to his skills in people management. His role as Treasurer of Trinity College and his involvement in managing the Trinity estates. Witnessing the transition to computerisation. Track 4: The challenge of administering an ever bigger institution. Track 5: The administrators of Trinity College and their responsibilities. His retirement in 1997 and the successor in his post.
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Interviewee: Desmond Tyndall, b. 1948 Desmond Tyndall, b. 1948
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-36
Subject: Steward, Senior Common Room
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 65:26
Track 1: His background, growing up in the Coombe, leaving school at fourteen, securing a position in 1965 at Trinity College Dublin as a Helper in Commons. The tradition at Trinity for several members of a family to be employed by the college, often through generations. Track 2: Memories of the older employees of the college, who had related to him, over time, many recollections of Trinity in the early years of the 20th century. His promotion to catering, a post which required him to wait at table in Commons Dining Hall, his briefing for this new position and his mentor in this regard, Professor Webb, Dean of College, who also held responsibility for the Wine Cellar. Track 3: Recalling the Professors of his early years, the ‘family,’ who administered the college and maintained the old traditions. Describing a typical week, with its rules, regulations, standards and courtesies. Track 4: Memories of his employment under five Provosts, and recalling the retirement gathering of Professor Webb, at which he was an invited guest. Track 5: The famous visitors for whom he catered.Track 6: Final anecdotes, including an episode concerning the college silver, and the Bath House.
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Interviewee: Diarmuid Shanley, b. 1942 Diarmuid Shanley, b. 1942
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-37
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Oral Health
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 62:51
Track 1: His background in Dublin and early education. Commenced undergraduate studies in dentistry at University College Dublin in 1961. At the time, three separate dental schools, UCD, TCD and RCSI shared the Dublin Dental Hospital in Lincoln Place for the clinical training of dental students. These were amalgamated into the School of Dental Science Trinity College, Dublin in 1977. Track 2: Graduating in 1966, he began practice in Coleraine, before moving to the Universities of Philadelphia and Indiana in the United States to undertake postgraduate studies. He moved to Liverpool in 1970 to take up a lectureship post for three years, whilst pursuing further studies and Fellowships in RCS Edinburgh and Ireland. Track 3: Returning to Ireland in 1973, he was appointed to the positions of senior lecturer in Trinity College Dublin. Educational facilities and staffing at the time were inadequate for students; there were unacceptably high failure rates in the final examinations and low morale. Track 4: He was elected Director of the School of Dental Science in 1980, Dean of Dental Affairs (1985–2000), and Chairman of Board of the Dental Hospital (1990–2000). During this period he led a team which brought fundamental curricular reforms, evolving to problem-based learning. He reorganised the governance structures of school and hospital and led the project to replace the Victorian building with a RIBA award-winning new building. He contributed to the convergence of global standards in dental education as Secretary General and President of both the European Association for Dental Education and the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations. He was promoted to a personal Chair in College in 1989 and conferred with honorary doctorates Oslo University and Vrije University, Amsterdam. He was elected Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (2002–2005), with particular responsibility for the School of Physic (Medicine). Track 5: The re-building of the Dublin Dental School and Hospital had been promised since 1954 and this resulted in the Government considering either a rebuild of the institution or closure, with significant political involvement. Five different sets of plans had previously been withdrawn due to funding problems. Track 6: Chair of the Project Committee formed to rebuild the Hospital in Lincoln Place, and members of that Committee who assisted in this process. Track 7: Following retirement in 2005, he was part-time Associate Dean of the Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco (2007–2009); he is currently Chairman of the Board of St. James’s Hospital.
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Interviewee: Dick Loane, b. 1933 Dick Loane, b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-38
Subject: Steward, Provost’s House
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 71:29
Track 1: His childhood in Kimmage; securing a position in Trinity College Dublin in 1952 as a plumber’s mate, a trade he continued from the Builder’s Office, until 1974. During this time he was also on the staff of the Provost’s House. Track 2: His impressions of the college in the 1950s as a small community. Becoming full time Provost’s Steward after 1974; the challenge of working in the rudimentary conditions of the kitchen. Track 3: Recollections of Mr Slattery, the elderly Wine Steward, and his wife, whose daily task it was to light the fires in the Dining Hall. Memories of his work in the Provost’s House, including the need to be knowledgeable about fine wines. Track 4: Anecdotes about students and a number of high-spirited occurrences during his tenure. Track 5: Memories of Provost McConnell and his friendship with President Éamon de Valera, and others who were entertained in the Provost’s House. Track 6: Famous people who visited the Provost and his duties in respect of catering for their needs as Provost’s Steward. Memories of driving the Provost to visit Archbishop McQuaid when talks were underway to rescind the ban on Roman Catholic students attending the college. His tenure with Provost Lyons. Track 7: The daily rituals as Steward in the Provost’s House. Retirement and maintaining social contacts within the college.
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Interviewee: Dick Spring, b. 1950 Dick Spring, b. 1950
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-39
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 70:48
Track 1: Background in a political family in Tralee, Co. Kerry, early education and experiences in boarding schooTrack 2: Entering Trinity College Dublin in 1968, on a Reid Scholarship, to study Economics and Politics, having secured permission from his Bishop. Impressions of his student colleagues and his swift election to the Student Representative Council. Changed his course of study to Law and joined the Trinity Law Society. His rugby interests and his role as Club Secretary and Captain of the Rugby Club. Track 3: Lecturers included Mary Robinson, among others. Recalls how, in later time, he was instrumental in the selection of Mary Robinson as Labour’s Presidential candidate, who was subsequently elected President of Ireland. Graduating from Trinity, with examinations still pending at King’s Inns; emigrating to the USA. Track 4: His return to Ireland, his marriage, his work as a barrister. Playing rugby at Lansdowne Road and being chosen to play on the Irish team. Success as the Labour candidate in the Tralee Urban and County Council elections. Subsequently elected as Labour TD for the North Kerry constituency. The circumstances which led to his leadership of the Labour party. Track 5: In 1997, his reasons for relinquishing leadership of the Labour Party. The subsequent loss of his seat in the North Kerry constituency. His retirement from active politics, his current work and interests.
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Interviewee: Donald Weir, b. 1934 Donald Weir, b. 1934
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-40
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Regius Professor of Physic
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 66:29
Track 1: Early education in Belfast and ArmaghTrack 2: Entered Trinity Medical School in 1952, graduating in 1958, followed by internship in the Adelaide Hospital in 1959; memories of the life of a junior doctor at this time. Track 3: Recollections of the Trinity Ball; reflections on the efforts made by Dr Noel Browne, then Minister for Health, to eradicate tuberculosis in Ireland. Track 4: In the UK for three years, firstly at Hammersmith Hospital, and subsequently as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Edinburgh. Returned as a Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Medicine with Peter Gatenby in the Meath Hospital. Developed the practice of intestinal endoscopy in Ireland, which was further developed as Consultant in Gastroenterology in Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital. This hospital was further developed as a teaching unit for TCD. Track 5: The building of the Sir Patrick Dun Research Laboratories, and later the construction of the Medical School Buildings, which opened in 1982 and 1993 respectively. His membership of the Sir Patrick Dun’s Board, which served to ensure that funds accrued from its sale, would be employed for the construction of these buildings. As Regius professor was closely involved with the planning of the Sir Patrick Dun Research laboratories and the Trinity Medical School Buildings with John Scott, and with the Post Graduate Centre with Con Feighery. Responsible for the inclusion of a Bucket Lecture Theatre. Member of the Board of SJH 1982-1999 during a critical period of evolution for this hospital. Track 6: The transfer of the Department of Clinical Medicine to St James’ Hospital Campus and the advantages of amalgamating all major disciplines in one location. Regius Professor of Physic at St. James’s Hospital (1982-1999); paid tribute to his successor, Dermot Kelleher. The development of academic research on a hospital campus throughout the 1980s and 1990s - a time of severe financial restriction for this aspect of Clinical Medicine. His efforts in this regard were of fundamental importance to the subsequent developments on the St James’s Hospital Campus. Track 7: Undertaking further research with John Scott, in particular demonstrating the importance of folate metabolism in the pathogenesis of spina bifida birth defects and, consequently, the knowledge that the prevention of such defects relied on the necessity of folic acid for women about to become pregnant. Research into coeliac disease with Con Feighery, Alex Whelan and Clíodhna O’Farrelly. Track 8: Overview of his career, with its achievements and challenges.
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Interviewee: Eamonn McCarthy, b. 1942 Eamonn McCarthy, b. 1942
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-41
Subject: Roman Catholic Chaplain
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 47:19
Track 1: Background and early education in Cork city. In 1960 entered Clonliffe College and was ordained to the priesthood in 1967. His first posting as both Chaplain to the Convent in Sion Hill College and as Chaplain and priest-teacher at Ringsend Vocational School 1967–1973. Track 2: In 1970 undertook BMus studies in Trinity College – which subsequently proved too big a task – under Professor Brian Boydell (who is recorded in the Irish Life and Lore Aloys Fleischmann Oral History Collection). In 1973 appointed Chaplain to Trinity, working with Fr Brendan Heffernan, who was himself the first Chaplain to Trinity. Memories of many conversations with Fr Brendan. Track 3: His position as a Roman Catholic priest in Trinity at this time and memories of opposition from some quarters. The facilities which Church of Ireland and Catholic worshippers shared. Track 4: His Chaplaincy offices and common room in No. 27 Botany Bay, and later move to a second office in the basement of 182 Pearse Street. Track 5: From 1979, with a new colleague on the team, he instigated a new approach to Chaplaincy: that of a ‘personalised parish’, using the concept of TCD and those who worked and studied there as a parish, and seeking to promote ecumenism and inclusivity among the community of Trinity. However, his successor in 1983 reverted to the traditional model. Track 6: He now serves the pastoral needs of a community in the west of Co. Wicklow. Discusses his sporting activities.
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Interviewee: Eda Sagarra (née O’Shiel), b. 1933 Eda Sagarra (née O’Shiel), b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-42
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of German
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 75:06
Track 1: Background in Dublin. Early education and entering University College Dublin to study History and German. Following graduate study in Germany and Austria, her lectureship in Manchester for 17 years. Track 2: Appointed to the Chair of German at Trinity College Dublin in 1975. Memories of her students, many of whom came from Northern Ireland. Track 3: Developing the German curriculum and the challenges generally faced in the College. Track 4: Comparisons between Irish and German culture. Track 5: Elected to the Board and Council of Trinity and, to a new post, Dean of Foreign Students in 1979. Became Registrar of Trinity in 1981, the first woman to hold such a post in any university in Ireland or the UK. Track 6: Retirement in 1998 and her continuing involvement in professional life, becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor in 2000.
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Interviewee: Elizabeth Oldham, b. 1943 Elizabeth Oldham, b. 1943
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-43
Subject: Former Senior Lecturer in Education
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 77:12
Track 1: Her upbringing in England and her Irish parentage. The connections of her forebears with Trinity College. Entering Trinity College as an undergraduate in 1961 to study Mathematics. Her involvement with the Maths Society and with the Student Christian Movement there. Track 2. The opening up of the College to female students. The ‘hops’ at Dixon Hall, and the percentages of Catholic students comparative to Protestant students in earlier days. Track 3. Postgraduate study in London from 1965; her return in 1969 to study at Trinity College for her Higher Diploma in Education, while also teaching at Alexandra College. Her appointment to the staff at the School of Education at Trinity in 1973. Track 4. Recalling Professor Valentine Rice, head of the School of Education, and his work. Track 5. The location of the School of Education in the new Arts building; its advantages and disadvantages. Track 6. The changes which came about in teaching practices during her years in the School of Education. Track 7. The introduction of computers and of social networking to Trinity students, and the results of their influences. A description of her first experiences as a guest at High Table on Commons. Track 8. The achievements and challenges of her academic career.
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Interviewee: Eugene McGovern, b. 1944 Eugene McGovern, b. 1944
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-44
Subject: Catering Manager
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 43:43
Track 1: Background in Belfast, qualification in Catering from Cathal Brugha Street College, Dublin. First post in Shannon Airport, followed by Jury’s Hotel, then in 1976, secured the post of Executive Chef at Trinity College Dublin. Memories of three years spent in this post, including management of staff, dealing with suppliers, and catering for large student numbers. Track 2: In 1979 moved to a post with CERT, the training agency, where his role and responsibilities included quality control in hotels around Ireland. Track 3: Returned to Trinity in 1990 as Head of Catering. Memories of Betty Pickering, his predecessor, who was regarded as something of an institution in Trinity. Discussed the changes over the years to catering equipment and facilities, and differences over time in students’ attitudes to food. Track 4: Observation of a decrease in the numbers of people eating in Commons, both academic staff and students. Anecdotes on organising formal dinners for visiting celebrities. Retired in 2010.
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Interviewee: Geraldine Watts, b. 1930 Geraldine Watts, b. 1930
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-45
Subject: Graduate and widow of former Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 75:08
Track 1: Background in Belfast, maiden name Magrath, the only family of this name in the city. Her early education; entered Trinity College Dublin as a result of the British Education Act 1949, which gave free tuition to third level students who had achieved sufficiently high results in the Senior Certificate. She studied English and German. Track 2 : In those days, college life was extremely formal and somewhat remote from everyday life in Dublin. Her membership of the Modern Languages Society and the Gramophone Society. Also a member of the Fabian Society, she collaborated on a survey, which was subsequently published in a College magazine, of the living conditions of residents in disadvantaged areas of Dublin. Track 3: Memories of her husband, Bill Watts, whom she met when both were students of Modern Languages. In 1953, he was appointed Junior Lecturer in Botany at Hull University, while she herself secured a teaching post in a girls’ Grammar School. They were married some six months later. Track 4: In 1955, her husband secured a lectureship in Trinity College Dublin, while she taught at a second-level girls’ school for one year before leaving to raise their family. Track 5: Her husband was awarded a Fellowship, and became involved in College Administration, as College Officer and on the Board. The challenges he faced in this capacity. Track 6: Returned to teaching part-time in the Secretarial Department of Alexandra College, teaching English there until 1982, and later French and German. Became Secretary to the Council for the Status of Women in the early 1970s.
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Interviewee: Ian Howie, b. 1928 (Recording I) Ian Howie, b. 1928 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-46
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Zoology, Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 59:19
Track 1: Background in Scotland and early education. Appointed to an assistant lectureship in Zoology at Trinity College Dublin in 1953. Discusses the prevailing atmosphere in the college. Track 2: Election to Fellowship (1964) and subsequently became Registrar of the College. His role and responsibilities in this position. Track 3: Appointment to the first board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Discussions at the time of the proposed merger. Challenges of student disturbances. Track 4: Elected Vice-Provost under Provost Leyland Lyons; describes their professional partnership.Track 5: Discusses his own field of expertise, the limited facilities in his Department in his time and the substantial numbers of Northern Ireland and overseas students up until the 1970s. His abiding interest in rugby in the College. Track 6: The politics and personalities in the College.
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Interviewee: Ian Howie, b. 1928 (Recording II) Ian Howie, b. 1928 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-47
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Zoology, Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 32:48
Track 1: Some reminiscences and anecdotes of Trinity College Dublin in his timeTrack 2: Appointment to the Chair of St. James’s Hospital Board and of the development group charged with the oversight of the design and construction of the new hospital. Track 3: Summary of the defining moments of his academic career. His continued involvement on hospital boards following his retirement in 2003.
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Interviewee: James Lydon, b. 1928 James Lydon, b. 1928
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-48
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Lecky Professor of History
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:49
Track 1: His background in Galway city and his educational experiences. His scholarship to University College Galway where he was awarded an MA before moving to London for PhD studies, which focused on the Irish contribution to medieval warfare. Continuing his studies in Europe and his informal meeting with the Pope. Track 2: Securing a junior lecturer post in History, taught through Irish at Galway University. Track 3: Lecturer in Medieval History at Trinity College Dublin; his residency on campus, adjusting easily to college life, and his deep commitment to his work, which somewhat restricted his social life! Track 4: His memories of meeting with Archbishop McQuaid for the purpose of rescinding the ban on Roman Catholic students attending Trinity. Track 5: Recalling his teaching life and interaction with students. His move from rooms in college to a cottage in Wicklow. Track 6: Memories of the History Department and his efforts in tutorials to transmit his passion for medieval history to the many students who studied his subject.
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Interviewee: Jane Grimson, b. 1949 Jane Grimson, b. 1949
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-49
Subject: Fellow, Professor of Health Informatics, formerly Vice-Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 48:02
Track 1: Her background in Dublin. Memories of her father, Professor Bill Wright, who joined the staff of Trinity College Dublin in 1957 as Chair of Civil Engineering. Track 2: Entered Trinity in 1966 to study Engineering with Geography, graduating in 1970. Track 3: Childhood memories of visiting Trinity with her father. Outline of her father’s academic life, a man of foresight who anticipated the advances of science and technology and who aimed always to maintain for his students the broad, holistic nature of their studies. Track 4: Student days at Trinity in a time of major change, particularly for women. Discusses her own studies. Track 5: Postgraduate work in Toronto, followed by Edinburgh University for PhD studies. She and her husband, Bill Grimson, a fellow-student of Engineering at Trinity, returned to Dublin in 1975, Bill to take up an Engineering post in DIT. Five years later Jane was appointed to a lectureship in Trinity. Track 6: Discussion of the changes in Engineering in Trinity over two generations of one family – father and daughter, and memories of her father’s inspiration and guidance. President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland in 1999. Memories of her time as the first woman Vice-Provost of Trinity.
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Interviewee: Janet Moody, b. 1945 Janet Moody, b. 1945
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-50
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 37:29
Track 1: Background in Terenure, Dublin and early education. Her memories of visits to Trinity College as a child with her father, T.W. Moody, who was Professor of Modern History there. Track 2: Entrance Scholarship to Trinity to study Modern Languages and Literature and award of Non-Foundation Scholarship in 1965. Her great enjoyment of studies in French and Italian literature and her recollections of faculty members, including Corinna Lonergan and Owen Sheehy Skeffington. Track 3: Opinions of the College environment of the time and the friendships among diverse groups of studentsTrack 4: Discussion of the Summer Schools set up by her father in the College circa 194. Track 5: Her membership of the Elizabethan Society and her inaugural speech as President of the Society, which praised the liberal atmosphere of Trinity, at a time when Ireland was considered to be extremely conservative. Track 6: Memories of the time after her father’s death in 1984, when she was sorting through his documents from his office in Trinity, prior to presenting them to TCD library. Among his papers were many letters from generations of former students. Track 7: Her years with RTÉ as a researcher for a political programme, before moving to Limerick some years after her marriage, and later returning to academic life at the University of Limerick.
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Interviewee: Jennifer Lyons (née McAlister), b. 1933 Jennifer Lyons (née McAlister), b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-51
Subject: Widow of former Provost
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 63:38
Track 1: Background in Ireland and England, and her secretarial work in Trinity College in the early 1950s. Her meeting there with her future husband, Professor F.S.L. Lyons. Track 2: Their ten years in Canterbury, where her husband was the first Professor of History and later Master of Eliot College at the new University of Kent. A discussion of Professor Lyons’ books on Irish history. Track 3: Her husband’s election as Provost of Trinity during challenging times in the 1970s. Her role as Provost’s wife. Track 4: Seeking funding for the college and visits to the USATrack 5: The many challenges faced by her husband during his term as Provost. The staff who worked in the Provost’s House. Track 6: The restrictions on female students in the 1950s and 1960s, and memories of the Trinity Ball. Track 7: Bringing the Book of Kells to the United States as a fundraising strategy for the college. Some personalities in the college, including Professor Mc Dowell. The labelling of Trinity as an Anglo-Irish College. Track 8: Keeping a diary to track events during the Provost’s tenure. Her husband’s fascination with the life of W.B. Yeats, and the ten years of research he conducted towards the writing of W.B.Yeats’ official biography, at the request of the Yeats family. Track 9: Professor Lyons’s early retirement from his post as Provost to complete his work on Yeats. His involvement in peace negotiations in Northern Ireland. Track 10: Professor Lyons’s book Culture and Anarchy. Track 11: The one hundred pages Professor Lyons had completed of his book on Yeats, before his unexpected death. His research is lodged in the Trinity Archives and was used by Professor R.F. Foster when he took over the biography, which was published in two volumes in 1997 and 2003.
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Interviewee: Joe Revington, b. 1948 Joe Revington, b. 1948
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-52
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 44:01
Track 1: Background in Tralee, Co. Kerry, entered Trinity College Dublin in 1966 to study Law. Helped to revive the Gaelic football team at Trinity. Memories of the turbulent years of 1968/69 and the daily meetings of students in Front Square to debate the issues of the day. Explains his expulsion from the Hist. Society. Track 2: Elected President of the Student Representative Council 1968/69. Recalled the outrage caused when, for the first time in Trinity’s history, Gardaí were called in to quell a student pro-Maoist demonstration. Memories of his satisfaction when, in 1968, he succeeded in persuading College authorities to sell their South African shares, in protest against the apartheid regime there. Track 3: Reflected on the vibrant atmosphere prevailing at Trinity during this time. Memories of his experiences on the Board of the Student Council, witness to the tensions between traditional and liberal agendas. His accommodation in College; his enduring interest in politics. Track 4: Trinity’s connection with Co. Kerry and the origins of the Reid Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to Kerry students at Trinity. His contribution to Liaison, the editor of which was the late Paul Tansey, and which was one of fourteen college publications at one time. Track 5: Studying in King’s Inns and qualifying as a barrister. Becoming advisor to the Labour Party under the leadership of Dick Spring. Track 6: Reviewing his college years, witnessing much change. Humorous anecdote of an occasion when a fire occurred in the Pearse Street area late one evening, necessitating the evacuation of Trinity students nearby. It was evident that many of the evacuees were female, despite the ban on female students on college premises after six p.m.!
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Interviewee: John Bristow, b. 1938 (Recording I) John Bristow, b. 1938 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-53
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Economics
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 63:10
Track 1: Background in England, early education, and his service in the RAF. Studied Economics at the University of Manchester. Track 2: His appointment as Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast in 1963Track 3: His appointment to the Economics Department at Trinity College in 1969, and his first impressions. Track 4: The various committees on which he served in Trinity College. Track 5: Dean of Faculty in the 1970sTrack 6: Recalling Provost LyonsTrack 7: The awarding of degrees at DIT Cathal Brugha Street, and the participation of Trinity students in college government. Track 8: Rescinding the ban on Catholic students attending Trinity. The introduction of a teacher training programme. Track 9: The Department of Economics and its staff and students in the 1970s. His decision to vote against the Maastricht Treaty. Track 10: Dean of Trinity College in the 1980s during the tenure of Provost Bill Watts.
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Interviewee: John Bristow, b. 1938 (Recording II) John Bristow, b. 1938 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-54
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Economics
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 36:23
Track 1: The hierarchical system which prevailed in College during his academic career, and the appointments systemTrack 2: Serving on the Trinity College BoardTrack 3: The financial climate at Trinity during the 1970s and 1980sTrack 4: His retirement in 1999, and his earlier consultancy and taxation work with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His involvement in the introduction of VAT.
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Interviewee: John Byrne, b. 1933 John Byrne, b. 1933
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-55
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Computer Science
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 68:50
Track 1: Background, growing up in Dublin (Rathfarnham), his early education and later entry to Trinity College Dublin in 1952 as an undergraduate, studying French and Classics, prior to beginning his engineering studies. Pays special tribute to his mentor Victor Graham in this regard. Being a Roman Catholic, a dispensation from the Church was required in order for him to take up his place at Trinity. Track 2: Graduating in Civil Engineering, working in Birmingham for an engineering firm at that time constructing the Hogan Stand for Croke Park. On returning to Dublin, employment with Dublin Corporation for three months, before enrolling for a Diploma in Concrete Technology at Imperial College, London. Track 3: 1957 – Enrolled for a PhD in Trinity College – in summer of 1958, spent three months with English Electric in Stafford, using the DEUCE (Digital Electronic Universal Computing Engine) computer. Track 4: Having graduated with a PhD, was awarded an ICI Fellowship and was appointed lecturer in Trinity College. His memories of that time, particularly the IBM 1620 computer acquired by the Engineering School. The educational programmes on offer to students in his Department. Track 5: In 1968, the focus on the need to upgrade the computing system and an anecdote about the location of the computer – the IBM 360/44 mainframe – the size of which dictated its installation in a hut beside the Berkeley library. Track 6: Summary of his professional career to 1973, when he was elected to a Chair of Computer Science at Trinity College. His was the first and largest Department of Computer Science in the country, increasing in staff numbers from 0 to 50. Track 7: The 1980s and the relocation of his department to Pearse St and subsequently to the O’Reilly Institute. Track 8: Discusses the decision to confer academic awards on Dublin Institute of Technology students through Trinity College. Track 9: The highs and lows of his professional life, and the digitization of the printed TCD Library catalogue (1872), of over 5,000 pages.
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Interviewee: Joseph Haughton, b.1920 and Helen Haughton (née Crookshank (Recording I) Joseph Haughton, b.1920 and Helen Haughton (née Crookshank (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-56
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Geography (JPH)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 74:32
Track 1: His Quaker background in Dublin, his Wexford forebears, and their connections with Trinity Colleg Track 2: His early education and mentors. Track 3: Undergraduate days in Trinity in the 1940s; studying Natural Sciences. His membership of the Dublin Field Club. Track 4: The exclusionary nature of Trinity in earlier daysTrack 5: Graduation, and working with the Royal Belfast Academic Institute during World War II. Track 6: Appointment as Lecturer at Trinity in the Geography Department. A summary of his early academic career. Helen Haughton recalls student days in Trinity beginning in 1949. Their marriage in 1953. Memories of Professor Anne Crookshank and her family. Track 7: Recalls the Trinity Summer School, its instigation and its sponsorship, the lecturers there and the great voluntary work involved. Track 8: The Geography Department and the changes which took place there over the years. Track 9: Life at Trinity in the 1960s, and working as Dean of the Arts Faculty in Lagos, Nigeria with Brian McMurry.
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Interviewee: Joseph Haughton, b. 1920 and Helen Haughton (née Crookshank (Recording II) Joseph Haughton, b. 1920 and Helen Haughton (née Crookshank (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-57
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Geography (JPH)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 38:05
Track 1: His charity work with Gorta and Trocaire and his work with Fr Eamon Case Track 2: His compilation of The National Atlas of Ireland sponsored by the RIA, under the auspices of Trinity College. Track 3: His retirement fifteen years ago and his interests in the following years. Track 4: The Quaker tradition and its place in the world today.
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Interviewee: Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b.1917 (Recording I) Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b.1917 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-58
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 42:06
Track 1: Her upbringing in England and in Dublin, her early education, and her parental backgroundTrack 2: Entering Trinity in 1936, to study French and German. Recollections of Trinity in the 1930s. Track 3: Involvement in Trinity College Societies, including Players and the Elizabethan Society. An award-winning debater. Memories of Conor Cruise O’Brien. Track 4 : The outbreak of World War II. The people who were involved with Players at Trinity. Lecturers remembered, including Owen Sheehy-Skeffington. Track 5: The second-class status of women in College at that timeTrack 6: Contributing articles to the College magazine. Memories of Professor Tyrrell, her grandfather, who was Professor of Classics and Ancient History.
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Interviewee: Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b. 1917 (Recording II) Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b. 1917 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-59
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 45:29
Track 1: Teaching German at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1939. Recruited to Bletchley Park in England in 1940 during World War II; her vital work there in indexing information gathered from breaking the German Enigma code. Track 2: Her interrogation and de-briefing by the British authorities before her return to Ireland. Track 3: Reflections on her experiences during World War II. Memories of Winston Churchill at Bletchley Park. Track 4: Working for the Foreign Office in India after the war and her subsequent posting to Germany. Her work there as an Intelligence Officer. Track 5: Her postings to South America and Iran, and her marriage to Patrick Greer in Israel. Track 6: Her retirement to France with her husband, after postings in Uruguay and Brazil, and her subsequent return to Ireland.
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Interviewee: Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b. 1917 (Recording III) Leslie Greer (née Tyrrell), b. 1917 (Recording III)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-60
Subject: Graduate
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 53:42
Track 1: Societies at Trinity College during her undergraduate days; restrictions regarding female students. Her sense of privilege to be a student at Trinity. Track 2: The Abbey Theatre, and memories of great performances during her childhood. Track 3: Life in Dublin city in the 1920s and 1930s; her memory of the steam trains and housing conditions in those days. Early Christmasses recalled. Track 4: Her early interest in the German language. Memories of the uses of various College buildings in former days. Track 5: Winning a scholarship in her second year at Trinity, which meant that fees for her 3rd and 4th years were paid by College authorities. Track 6: Professor R.B. McDowell recalledTrack 7: Reminiscences of College life.
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Interviewee: Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording I) Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-61
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Political Economy
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 46:16
Track 1: Background in Portadown and entry to Trinity College Dublin as a Mathematical Sizar in 194 Track 2: First impressions of Trinity in 1941, the students and the protocol. Track 3: The Provost at that time. Undergraduate studies, graduation and the award of a Gold Medal. Post-graduate work. Catalogued C.F. Bastable’s library in 1946. Track 4: His work on his PhD thesis ‘Tariff Protection in Ireland’; his research work during the years 1946-1949. Track 5: Lectureship at the London School of Economics from 1949-1953. Track 6: Return to Trinity in 1953. Election to Fellowship in 195 Track 7: His involvement with the Capital Investment Committee. Track 8: Chairmanship of the Teachers’ Salaries Tribunal 1967-1968, Committee of Enquiry into various bodies, including Garda Siochána, National Economic and Social Council, National Prices Commission, National Planning Board.
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Interviewee: Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording II) Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-62
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Political Economy
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 68:05
Track 1: Chairman of the Money Market Committee and Economic Consultant to the Department of FinanceTrack 2: Restructuring the degree programme for Economics at Trinity College in 1978Track 3: His resignation from the Board of the Central Bank in 1978 to join the Court of the Bank of Ireland. Chairmanship of the Committee of Inquiry into the Garda Siochána and the National Planning Board. Governorship of the Bank of Ireland from 1985 to 1991. Track 4: Memories of his early days on the academic staff at Trinity College. Track 5: The college buildings and the accommodation programm. Track 6: Treatment of female staff in the 1940s to the 1960sTrack 7: A summary of his career at Trinity College and in public service.
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Interviewee: Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording III) Louden Ryan, b. 1923 (Recording III)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-63
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Political Economy
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 73:49
Track 1: His return from London in 1953 and subsequent appointments. Ireland’s entry into the Common Market; the Trade Unions; the government advisors during the 1970s; Industrial Grants; his work on reports to Government. Track 2: Chairmanship of the National Prices Commission from 1971–1975; the work of the Teachers’ Salaries Tribunal in 1967/ Track 3: Economic and industrial change in Ireland during the 1960s and 1970s.Track 4: The work of the National Planning Board in 1983. Track 5: Memories of Trinity from 1941 onwards, and his views on the effects of Government grants to Trinit
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Interviewee: Lyndall Luce, b. 1924 Lyndall Luce, b. 1924
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-64
Subject: Widow of Prof. John Luce
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 77:04
Track 1: Upbringing and education in Scotland. Recollections of her late husband Professor John Luce, and his father Professor Arthur Luce, both of whom were on the academic staff of Trinity College Dublin. Track 2: Her appointment to the part-time staff at Trinity College in 1948, where she taught mature students. Track 3: The Luce family connection with St Patrick’s Cathedral. The sporting life of the college in earlier days. Her husband’s fundraising work for the new Berkeley Library. Track 4: Memories of attending the Trinity Ball; the marquee in Front Square. Track 5: Professor Luce’s involvement in the purchase of the playing fields at Santry for Trinity College. Recollections of her mother-in-law, Lillian Thompson, who was awarded a Gold Medal in Philosophy from Trinity College, and of her father-in-law, Professor Arthur Luce, who lived in the family home until his death. Track 6: Professor John Luce; his love of Ireland and all things Irish. Track 7: Her long membership of the Dublin Women Graduates’ Association. Track 8: Professor John Luce, and his work in Classics. A fascinating historical anecdote of an attempted attack on Trinity by an unruly crowd during the 1916 Rising in Dublin. Track 9: Discussing Luce family memorabilia. Track 10: Historic buildings at Trinity, and later building additions to the campus. Sporting memorabilia of Professor John Luce.
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Interviewee: Marcus Webb, b. 1937 Marcus Webb, b. 1937
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-65
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Psychiatry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 41:10
Track 1: His background in England and Dublin, his early education, followed by his entry to Trinity College Dublin to study Medicine. His impressions of the college during his student days. Track 2: Graduation in 1962, followed by postgraduate work in the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals before studying psychiatry at St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin for two years. In 1966 moved to London for further postgraduate studies at Bethlehem Royal and Maudsley Hospital. Returned to St Patrick’s in 1971 to join Peter Beckett, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College. The transfer of the clinical base of the Department of Psychiatry to what was then St Kevin’s Hospital, now St James’s. Track 3: Appointed Head of Department in 1977, remaining there until 2001. Striving to enhance the profile of psychiatry and introducing new strategies for educating students in this discipline. The fundamental importance of the research work undertaken at the Department of Psychiatry over the years in informing current developments and achievements in the area of Psychiatric Medicine. Funding challenges. Track 4: The options for treatment of psychiatric disorder, past and present, and the necessity for continuing research in the field. Track 5: The Boards on which he served and his motivation for publishing his recent book on psychiatry and Trinity College. Memories of his years as a lecturer and the demanding nature of this calling. Track 6: His retirement from academic life and his current position on the Board of St Patrick’s. Reflections on the defining moments of his professional career.
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Interviewee: Mary Robinson, b. 1944 Mary Robinson, b. 1944
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-66
Subject: Chancellor of the University
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 18:14
Track 1: Entered Trinity College, Dublin to study Law, graduating in 1967. Recalls her lecturers in the Law Faculty. Auditor of the Law Society in Trinity and member of the Student Union. Postgraduate studies in Harvard Law School for one year. Appointed Reid Professor of Criminal Law in Trinity College Dublin at twenty-five years of age. Appointed to Seanad Éireann in 1969. Track 2: Lectured part-time in Law in Trinity for twenty years. Memories of her students, her professional colleagues and the lecture theatres in the new Arts building. In 1990 was inaugurated as President of Ireland. Appointed as High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997. Describes how her Presidency facilitated constructive links with the University sector, particularly with Trinity, her alma mater. Holds the position of Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin; discusses the responsibilities of this role, which include the awarding of Honorary Doctorates, and conferring with the Provost on decisions important to the College.
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Interviewee: Melissa Webb, b. 1943 MA, LLD (h.c.) Melissa Webb, b. 1943  MA, LLD (h.c.)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-67
Subject: Chairman, Trinity Association and Trust
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 52:06
Track 1: Her background in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, early education and entry to Trinity College Dublin in 1961 to study Modern Languages (French and German). Memories of childhood visits to the college with her father, Professor Stanford. Track 2: Her early days as a student and the privilege she felt in having her father nearby. Joined Fencing and Sailing Clubs. Also joined the first female College Debating Team. Track 3: Discusses the Elizabethan Society and its premises in 6 Front Square, and the enjoyment of being a member. Also membership of the Women’s Progressive Association and her role in this organisation. Memories of the student unrest in Trinity. Track 4: Following graduation, to Somerset for a teaching post. Returning to Dublin, her membership of the Boards of the National Children’s Hospital Harcourt Street, Tallaght Hospital and Rotunda Hospital. Track 5: Her father’s time as a member of Seanad Éireann and his strong opinions concerning the rights of Protestants in Ireland. His stance on Irish nationalism and abiding interest in Irish culture.
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Interviewee: Muriel McCarthy, b. 1931 Muriel McCarthy, b. 1931
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-68
Subject: Former Keeper, Marsh’s Library
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 62:13
Track 1: Her upbringing in Dublin and her introduction to Marsh’s Library, working there in a voluntary capacity for the Keeper, Dr R.B. McDowell and Deputy Keeper, Canon Cecil Bradley. Taking on the role of Keeper, and the Readers with whom she worked. Memories of Keeper Gerald Simms. Track 2: Memories of her late husband, Professor Charles McCarthy, their first meeting and his illustrious career, which included his tenure in Trinity College Dublin in the 1960s. Track 3: The Keeper of Early Printed Books in Trinity College Library, Ms Mary (Paul) Pollard, who also worked part-time for ten years in Marsh’s Library, and lived in a flat in the Library. Attending bookbinding classes in Bolton Street College and lectures in literature delivered by Trinity College academics. Track 4: The preservation and conservation of books and the exhibitions that she coordinated. A discussion on the timeless nature of the Library. Track 5: The scholars and academics who visited and worked in the Library. The famous collections and a brief history of the founder, Narcissus Marsh. When Archbishop Marsh, who at this period was Provost of Trinity, obtained Bishop William Bedell’s translation of the Old Testament into the Irish language, he organised Irish scholars to check the Bedell translation and to provide transcripts to send to the Hon. Robert Boyle in London. Boyle arranged the transcripts for printing and paid for the publication, which was published in London in 1685. The original translation is preserved in Marsh’s. In 1707 an Act was passed for Settling and Preserving a Public Library for ever. The Government appointed the following Governors ex officio: The Church of Ireland Archbisop of Armagh, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the Archbishop of Dublin (Chairman), the Lord Chief Justice of Queen’s Bench, the Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron, the Deans of Christ Church and St. Patrick’s cathedrals, and the Provost of Trinity College. The legal governors and the Lord Chancellor’s office became extinct in 1922.In 1970, the Governors of Marsh’s requested the Government to make the Chief Justice a Governor. The Government agreed and the Chief Justice Cearbhaill Ó Dálaigh was appointed ex officio. The Government later appointed two Governors to Marsh’s Library for five year terms. In 1865, the Governors requested the Government to provide assistance for the Library as the building was almost derelict. The Government refused but suggested that the books be removed to the National Gallery and the building be sold. Sir Benjamin Guinness then offered to restore Marsh’s and the Governors accepted his generous offer, and so Marsh’s Library was saved. Track 6: Cataloguing the books in Marsh’s Library over the years. The pleasant nature of her domestic arrangements in Marsh’s, including the use of the private garden. Track 7: The responsibilities of the upkeep of the building, working with the Office of Public Works and details of private funding received for conservation. Discussion on St Patrick’s Cathedral and her acquaintance with the Deans. Track 8: Discussion on her family background and the origins of her abiding passion for old books.
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Interviewee: Nial Osborough, b. 1939 Nial Osborough, b. 1939
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-69
Subject: Professor of Laws
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 62:13
Track 1: His background in Bangor, Co. Down. Studied Law at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a scholarship to New Orleans for postgraduate studies. Returned to Queen’s as Junior Lecturer in 1963. Track 2: In 1968 secured a lectureship in Law in UCD, where he remained for ten years, then moved to Trinity College Dublin as Professor of Law, where his colleagues included Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, and also Robert Heuston, then Head of Department, whom he subsequently replaced temporarily. Track 3: Memories of the College Visitor, a Judge of the Supreme Court, who was required to arbitrate on a case in college. Discussion of the different law courses in the two Universities of his experience. Track 4:Discusses his return to UCD in 1988. Teaching the complexities of Law to students, and the teaching strategies he favoured. Track 5: His work as Head of Department in Trinity at the time of the merger, the many meetings, and the changes he initiated. Track 6: He held the position of Dean in UCD; describes that role. Track 7: Memories of the collections of Law books in Trinity, many of which were bequests.
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Interviewee: Pat Hartigan, b. 1931 (Recording I) Pat Hartigan, b. 1931 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-70
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 72:08
Track 1: His background in Bruff, Co. Limerick, and early education. Entered Veterinary College in Ballsbridge in 1949 while also studying for an Arts degree at Trinity College Dublin. Track 2: Explains that, at that time, the site and facilities of the Veterinary College were the property of the Department of Agriculture and all its activities were regulated by a Registrar, a relatively senior civil servant. The entire staff, including academics, was employed by the Department. The curriculum and examinations were set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at London, which rewarded successful candidates with a diploma (MRCVS) that entitled them to practice. In the mid-1940s, TCD (1946) and UCD (1947) began to award degrees in parallel with the MRCVS diploma, but the examinations set by the RCVS continued to provide the single portal of entry to the profession. He followed this pathway through TCD. Track 3: After graduation, worked as a rural practitioner in Co. Kerry: as an assistant in practices at Causeway and Castleisland and as a single practitioner at Ballylongford and, later, at Caherciveen. Track 4: In 1964, returned to TCD as a graduate student. Explains the changes in veterinary education that had taken place since his student days. In 1960 the two universities were allocated space to establish separate Schools on the Ballsbridge site. The Department of Agriculture continued to manage the facilities and to finance the Schools, each of which had its own staff, curriculum and examinations. The RCVS ‘visited’ and validated the curriculum and examinations; it then awarded the MRCVS diploma to the graduates of the two Schools. He taught under this regime. Track 5: After three years as a graduate student, he became a member of the Academic staff of the TCD School. Regrets that ‘university politics’ became a significant distraction that blighted his academic career. The O’Malley plan to merge UCD and TCD initiated prolonged discussions and negotiations that, in 1977, led to the unification of veterinary education, by incorporation of the TCD School into a single Faculty in UCD. At the abolition of the TCD Veterinary School, he transferred to the teaching staff in the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
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Interviewee: Pat Hartigan, b. 1931 (Recording II) Pat Hartigan, b.  1931 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-71
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 66:10
Track 1 : Summary of the defining moments of his professional career to date, particularly from 1968 when discussions began on the Veterinary College merger, which came about in 1977. Track 2: His involvement in the extensive field investigation of infertility in dairy cows. Adjustments to his teaching role in the Faculty of Health Sciences and constraints on his research work. Continued to contribute to veterinary medicine through the Irish Veterinary Journal (Editor 1981–2006), and the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers. Track 3: Memories of his committee days, serving in many areas including Staffing, the Creche, and the management and planning for the renovation of Trinity Hall. Memories of professional colleagues, including his Head of Department, Professor Bob Lee (who was himself recorded by Irish Life and Lore and who, with his wife, Joyce, recalls those days in a short excerpt on this recording). Track 4: His participation in the International Conference on Diseases of Cattle, held in Dublin in 1986. Track 5: Elected Fellow in 1982, followed by Head of Department in 1989, Member of the Board in 1989, Chairman of Fellows in 1983.
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Interviewee: Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording I) Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-72
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 61:43
Track 1: Growing up in Sligo, his early education, entry to Trinity College in 1956 on a Sizarship to study Science, graduating with the Gold Medal for Chemistry. Track 2: Living in Botany Bay rooms as a scholar – describes the conditions, facilities and Commons. Embarked on postgraduate studies. Track 3: Anecdotes about college life and comparisons between the lives of students then and now. Track 4: The Chemistry Department during his postgraduate days. The competitive nature of life in academia. Following PhD, joined the academic staff of Trinity College in 1965 as junior lecturer. Track 5: The 1960s and his year on sabbatical in California. Returning to Trinity, reflected on the challenging and fascinating career of teaching. Track 6: Discussed the different offices he held over the years. During the 1970s, students for the first time had representation on the Board and were allowed an input into the administration of the college. Track 7: The major social changes taking place in Ireland and the cosmopolitan nature of the student body in Trinity. Refers to the great opportunities for Irish research offered by the various EU research schemes; described his work in coordinating research projects undertaken jointly by universities and institutes in several different EU countries.
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Interviewee: Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording II) Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-73
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 36:45
Track 1: His undergraduate days in Trinity 50 years ago, anecdotes of the way of life of students at that time. Discusses Social Week. Track 2: ‘The collegiate institution,’ the sense of community prevailing in college at the time. The examination system in the College and the changes to this over the years. Voting against the proposal to allow women enter the Common Room after 6pm. The disastrous burning down of the Dining Hall. Track 3: Membership of the Board of the college on several occasions. Memories of the time when merger proposals with University College Dublin were debated. Track 4: The Societies in the College, particularly the Philosophical Society, of which he was a Council member. Memories of college life, which include its portering staff, the Elizabethan garden party, the Trinity races, and the academic gowns worn by staff and students. Track 5: The old Library during restoration, the huts which ran alongside the building, and the Fellows’ Garden.
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Interviewee: Peter Gatenby, b. 1923 (Recording I) Peter Gatenby, b. 1923 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-74
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Regius Professor of Physic
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 65:36
Track 1: Background in Dublin and early educationTrack 2: Early memories of Trinity College as a child, visiting with his father, James Gatenby, who was Professor of Zoology at that time. Track 3: Undergraduate days as a medical student. Track 4: The Emergency period in Trinity College. Joining the LSF and his experiencesTrack 5: Memories of his mother, who was a member of the Dublin Dramatic Society, which rehearsed at the College. His graduation in 1946 and his marriage. Track 6: Appointment as Clinical Tutor at Trinity College, working at Dr Steevens Hospial. Track 7: The widespread incidence of tuberculosis in Ireland in earlier days.
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Interviewee: Peter Gatenby, b. 1923 (Recording II) Peter Gatenby, b. 1923 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-75
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Regius Professor of Physic
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 93:46
Track 1: Professor of Medicine from 1960, memories of working from a wooden hut at the back of the Meath Hospital, and his first assistant, Donald Weir. Track 2: Resigning from Trinity College in 1974, to take up an appointment as Director of Medical Services at the United Nations in New York. Track 3: His appointment to the United Nations in Rome and other locations. Regius Professor of Physic at Trinity during those years. A summary of the process of the amalgamation of hospitals in Dublin.
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Interviewee: Rita O’Mahony Rita O’Mahony
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-76
Subject: Lady Housekeeper
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 68:08
Track 1: Her early years in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Her training in hotel management and her hotel experience. In 1973, secured a post as Lady Housekeeper in Trinity College Dublin, where she was to remain for twenty-nine years. Recalling the uniform she wore. Track 2: Her office in Number 1 Front Square, her role and responsibilities and her work schedul Track 3: Discusses her responsibilities for purchasing paraphernalia for the rooms and explains the work of the Skips, who were staff employed to attend to students’ requirements. Track 4: Responsibilities included supervision of the regular upkeep of all Trinity interiors. Her meetings in the Boardroom with the Students’ Union, regarding rules for female students. Track 5: Her living accommodation in 21 Westland Row, which was the birthplace of Oscar Wilde. Notes that the title of Lady Housekeeper lapses on her retirement. Track 6: Recalling the gentlemanly old-world courtesies of the professors in her time. Memories of a staff member, Larry Kelly, the first non-academic whose funeral cortège was allowed to depart from Trinity College Chapel through the Front Gate. Track 7: The culture of trade unionism among staff in the College, the strike in the 1970s which necessitated academic staff taking over the management of domestic duties in the College. The day to day challenges of her role, counselling staff, managing a restricted budget, and dealing with internal politics. Track 8: The life skills learned from twenty nine years in her role in Trinity. Track 9: An anecdote about a female trader who occupied a stall close to the Front Gate. Discussion of Skips taking care of students who were experiencing financial difficulties.
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Interviewee: Robert McCarthy, b. 1940 Robert McCarthy, b. 1940
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-77
Subject: Former Dean, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 53:00
Track 1: His background in Newcastle, Co. Tipperary and early education in St. Columba’s College, Rathfarnham. His studies at Trinity College Dublin; his degree in Modern History and Political Science. Further studies at St John’s College Cambridge, Trinity College Oxford and Cuddesdon Theological College. Track 2: His undergraduate years in Trinity College Dublin in the 1950s, and his perception of the College as a community of people of diverse backgrounds. Details of his work with the Church Commissioners in London and Reading. Track 3: His work as Junior Administrator, working with the Assistant Secretary of Queen’s University, Belfast. Track 4: Moving to Trinity College Dublin as Assistant Secretary, involved in Faculty Administration, with living accommodation in Rubrics. The changes in Trinity during this time. His views in respect of rescinding the ban on Roman Catholics studying at Trinity. Track 5: A change of direction in his life with his ordination in 1979. First appointed to Carlow, before moving to England as team vicar in Bracknell New Town. Returned as vicar to St Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny and Rector of Castlecomer, then moving to the Collegiate Church in Galway City as Rector there. Track 6: His election as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in 1999, where he remained until retirement in 2012. The procedure for electing a Dean; the endeavour of running St. Patrick’s Cathedral as a self-sustaining business. The maintenance and conservation of the cathedral. Track 7: His sermon on the occasion of his retirement, in which he raised several important and somewhat contentious issues – a spirit of forthrightness being a quality he considers essential to the role of Dean.
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Interviewee: Roger Stalley, b.1945 Roger Stalley, b.1945
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-78
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of the History of Art
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 58:37
Track 1: His background in Coventry and Lincolnshire and graduation from Oxford University with a degree in History. As a graduate student at the Courtauld Institute in London, was encouraged to apply for a lectureship in the History of Art at Trinity College Dublin and, following successful interview, was involved in developing courses on medieval art and literature. Track 2: His impressions as a young man of life in Dublin and of the student body in Trinity at the time. Discussion of his pioneering teaching work in the field of medieval architecture and his innovative teaching strategies. Track 3: Discussion of his involvement in planning the new Arts building, which did not gain universal approvalTrack 4: Anecdotes about the Arts building and its problematic roof which had to be rectified. Memories of his first trip to France with students in the 1970s, to study the Romanesque style of architecture. Track 5: Becoming involved in College Administration as Registrar from 2001 to 2004. reflections on the internal politics of the time. Track 6: Memories of his involvement in awarding Honorary Degrees, the recipient of one of which was former president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev.
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Interviewee: Salters Sterling, b. 1937 (Recording I) Salters Sterling, b. 1937 (Recording I)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-79
Subject: Academic Secretary
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 76:21
Track 1: Background in Belfast and early education, entered Trinity College Dublin in 1958 to study History and Political Science. Track 2: Undergraduate studies under Professor Lyons, and Head of Department, Professor MoodyTrack 3: His role in the Student Christian Movement, a student-led movement committed to living out one’s religious faith in the world today. Became a full-time member until graduation in 1969. Track 4: Postgraduate studies in Queen’s University Belfast, continued involvement with the Student Christian Movement, travelling to Latin America on an investigative programme. In 1965 invited to take up a position as Senior Secretary of the Movement in London, moving shortly afterwards to the position of Assistant General Secretary in both Student and Senior Bodies. The challenging experiences of student unrest at that time. Track 5: In 1970, became Warden of Gurteen Agricultural College in North Tipperary, which had been set up by the Methodist community following the end of the ‘Emergency’ in 1946, to meet the needs of Methodists living in the Republic of Ireland; his role and responsibilities in the post. Track 6: The circumstances of his introduction to Trinity College, securing an Administrative position in 1975 and shortly afterward moving to Assistant Secretary for Academic Affairs. Memories of this as a critical time for the College because of the implications of the Cabinet decisions of December 1974.
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Interviewee: Salters Sterling, b. 1937 (Recording II) Salters Sterling, b. 1937 (Recording II)
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-80
Subject: Academic Secretary
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 47:56
Track 1: Managing the challenges posed by the introduction of the Central Applications Office. His role in negotiating the relationship between the City of Dublin Vocational Colleges and Trinity, the outcome of which was the right of Trinity College to award degrees to Dublin Institute of Technology graduates (detailed in an interview with Salters Sterling in the Irish Life and Lore DIT Oral History Collection). Track 2: His role as Academic Secretary, with reporting relationships to the Provost, the Registrar and the Secretary of Trinity. Track 3: Appointed by Trinity authorities to negotiate the affiliation of the Church of Ireland Theological College with Trinity. Track 4: Nominated in 1999 by the Board of Trinity College and appointed by the Minister for Health as Trinity representative to oversee the building of Tallaght Hospital, which involved the amalgamation of the Meath, the Adelaide and the National Children’s Hospitals. Track 5: The development of the relationship between the Irish School of Ecumenists and Trinity College.
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Interviewee: Susan Parkes, b. 1936 Susan Parkes, b. 1936
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-81
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Education
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 77:04
Track 1: Background in Terenure, Dublin, early education, and her introduction to History. Track 2: Entry to Trinity College to study History in 1954, the female students there at that time, and the rules and regulations which applied to them. Graduation in 1958. Track 3: Her return to Trinity in 1966, to work in the School of Education. The Lecky Library at Trinity and its benefits, and the building of the new Library. Track 4: Post-graduate year in Cambridge, having first spent some years teaching in Armagh. Track 5: The strong student movement in Trinity College at the end of the 1960s. The School of Education at that time. Recalling Professor Valentine Rice, who returned to the College from Harvard as Head of Department. Track 6: The proposed amalgamation of Trinity College and UCD, and the rescinding of the ban on Catholic students at Trinity. Track 7: The changes which took place in Irish education during her academic career. Track 8: Recollections of the electric typewriter and the overhead projector. Track 9: The cutbacks during the 1980s and their effects on the Department. The secularisation of schools. Track 10: Her involvement in the Access Project in the 1990s. Her published material. The women in education whom she admired.
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Interviewee: Terence Brown, b. 1944 Terence Brown, b. 1944
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-82
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Professor of Anglo Irish Literature
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 73:32
Track 1: Background as a child of missionary parents who served in China. Early years in Holywood, Co. DownTrack 2: Undergraduate days at Trinity during the 1960s. Studied English Language and LiteratureTrack 3: Joining the College societies. His study of Philosophy and Theology. Track 4: His scholarship for postgraduate research at Trinity. His teaching days in a Quaker school in Northern Ireland. The political turmoil brewing in the North at this time. Track 5: His appointment as Lecturer in English to Trinity College in 1968. Track 6: The English Department in the late 1960s and the staff there. The student disturbances of that time. Track 7: His appointment as one of the youngest College Fellows in 1976, and its implications. Devising a new curriculum for the English Department. Track 8: His experiences as a Northern Ireland Protestant in Trinity during the 1970s. Appointment in 1982 as Associate Professor. Track 9: Retirement in 2009 and a summary of his academic career.
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Interviewee: Thomas Mitchell, b. 1939 Thomas Mitchell, b. 1939
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-83
Subject: Provost Emeritus, Professor of Latin
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2011
Length: 70:28
Track 1: Upbringing in Co. Mayo and early education. In 1958 entered Galway University to study Classics. Remained in Galway for postgraduate work, followed by his Fellowship at Cornell University, USA, where he remained for six years. Main area of study the Ancient Classics; moved to Philadelphia as a lecturer in this field. Track 2: In 1975 returned to Ireland on Professor Stanford’s invitation to undertake further studies in Trinity College Dublin and to deliver lectures on his area of expertise. Track 3: Memories of that particular time, becoming Professor of the Faculty in 1978, introducing new courses and making changes to the Latin curriculum. Track 4: In 1985 his appointment as Senior Dean under Provost Bill Watts. The challenges of those times. Track 5: His appointment as Provost in 1991. Major achievements and challenges as Provost, which included maintaining the autonomy of Trinity as a private college. Among his primary goals were obtaining funding for the college and setting up the Trinity Foundation in 1994. Track 6: Reflects on his Provostship from 1991 until his retirement from that position in 2001. His Chairmanship of St. James’s Hospital. Currently Deputy Chairman of Atlantic Philanthropies.
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Interviewee: Trevor West, b. 1938 Trevor West, b. 1938
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-84
Subject: Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 36:38
Track 1: His background in Midleton, Co. Cork, early education and entry to Trinity College Dublin, becoming a Scholar and studying Mathematics. His postgraduate work in England, Scotland and the USA. Track 2: A post in Trinity College Dublin, his involvement in sport in Trinity both as a student and academic. Undertaking responsibility for many sporting and training programmes at Trinity. Track 3: His election to Seanad Éireann through Trinity, a position he held for twelve yearTrack 4: Memories of his days as a lecturer in the Mathematics Department, his friendship with Professor John Luce of the Philosophy Department, who also had an illustrious sporting career. A sad memory of a student from Northern Ireland, a very talented sportsman, who was shot in Belfast during the Troubles. Track 5: Recollections of contemporaries and spirited exchanges of views on the issues of the day. Discussion of living the major part of his life in college. Track 6: Meeting Mr Éamon de Valera; memories of the lack of recognition in college for women’s status.
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Interviewee: Veronica Morrow, b. 1937 Veronica Morrow, b. 1937
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-85
Subject: Keeper, Library
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 46:44
Track 1: Background in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1954 to study English and French, graduating in 1958. Track 2: Worked as an English language assistant in France for two years, then secured a post on the Library staff at Trinity in 1960; appointed to the permanent staff in 1961. Subsequently undertook a professional librarian’s qualification in London. Track 3: Involved in the configuration of the building of the Berkeley Library on campus, explaining that the Library collections had been stored in a number of locations prior to this. Track 4: Memories of taking the Library Declaration, an age-old tradition in Trinity. Discussed her role and responsibilities in charge of current periodicals and newspapers and later also of books. Track 5: The special relationship between the Libraries of Oxford and Cambridge Universities and of Trinity College Dublin, whereby each is entitled to receive a copy of all published material. Appointed as Keeper (Collection Management), with responsibility for all modern publications. Track 6: Her views on library operations; her retirement in December 2000.
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Interviewee: Vivienne Darling, b. 1927 Vivienne Darling, b. 1927
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-86
Subject: Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 62:32
Track 1: Her background in Cork and early education. Her memories of life in a family with a long tradition of service in the Church of Ireland. Track 2: Entering Trinity as an undergraduate in the Social Sciences in 1945. Her studies in Social Sciences also involved regular visits to families in deprived areas of inner city Dublin. The restrictions of life in college for a female student at this time. Discusses the social life in college, including the ‘hops’ in the Dickson Hall and the Staff Wives, who chaperoned women students. Following graduation from Trinity, worked in London in various positions in the social care field. Track 3: Returned to Trinity in 1951 as assistant to the Director in Social Studies and was subsequently appointed Director of Practical Training and later Head of Department, remaining in this position until retirement. Also for some time Vice Warden of Trinity Hall; discussion of the role and responsibilities of the post. In 1967/8 she took sabbatical leave to undertake further social work training in Liverpool. In 1968, when women students were admitted to foundation scholarship and therefore entitled to residence in college, Ms Darling was appointed Assistant to the Dean of Women, with responsibility for chaperonage. Track 4: Discusses details of academic work in Social Studies and the inspection of the social work course by the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work in the UK. Track 5: Impressions of Trinity during her time, including memories of the numbers of ex-servicemen who enrolled after World War II, and the decline in numbers of Northern Ireland students due to the Troubles in the 1970s. Track 6: Hers was among one of the first Departments to occupy the new Arts building in the 1970s. Track 7: Memories of the student unrest in the 1970s, which caused much anxiety and tension. Discusses her abiding commitment to the achievement of full recognition and equal status for women students in the college, and for recognition of Social Studies courses as professional training in social work. Reviewing memorabilia of her family.
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Interviewee: William Kennedy, b. 1943 William Kennedy, b. 1943
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-87
Subject: Former Library Guard
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 53:54
Track 1: His background in Tralee, Co. Kerry, early education and his BA in Archaeology and Early Irish History from University College Dublin. Entry to the Cistercian Order in Co. Antrim and, after a short time, leaving to take up a teaching post in a secondary school in Clondalkin, Dublin, where he remained for thirty years. Track 2: His post as a Library Guard in the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin; his role and responsibilities in this post. Track 3: Memories of occupying his mind by composing sonnets during quiet periods in the Library. Track 4: The ability he also perfected during quiet times in the Library: translating the original Latin text of the Book of Kells into English. Demonstrates this skill by reading the day’s page, St John’s Gospel, Chapter 6, v.28-42 in Latin, and translating this into English. Track 5: Memories of his short time in the Cistercian Order and reasons for leaving. Humorous anecdotes about visitors to the Library and the banter which circulated among the guards.
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Interviewee: William Vincent Denard, b. 1923 William Vincent Denard, b. 1923
Interview location:
Audio series: Trinity College, Dublin, Collection
Product ID: CDTCD01-88
Subject: Senior Lecturer in Mental and Moral Science
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Recording date: 2012
Length: 76:06
Track 1: Upbringing in Bangor Co. Down and early education. Entered Trinity College as an undergraduate in 1941, graduating in 1945 with a BA (Mod) in Classics and in 1948 with a BLitt in Classics. Subsequently gained a degree in philosophy in 1949 and, in 1950 joined the staff of Trinity College as a lecturer in philosophy, remaining until 1990. Track 2: 1941 – Discusses first impressions of Trinity - having rooms in college, the social activities available and the high proportion of students from Northern Ireland. Track 3: Two years at Sheffield University as a junior lecturer in Classics. His return to Trinity and his marriage in 1965 to Anne Brambell. Her distinguished professional career, which included the posts of Warden of Trinity Hall and Dean of Women Students. Track 4: The College in the 1940s - the inclusion of Divinity students and the influx from the UK of ex-servicemen as students. Track 5: The Department of Philosophy, its professors and other staff teaching there at that time. Track 6: The major changes of the 1950s and 1960s, which included the introduction of a more democratic system of Board management. The opposition of some academics to the proposed merger between University College Dublin and Trinity College. Track 7: The discipline of philosophy, the manner in which it was taught and perceived and the ways in which it has altered over the years. The pleasant nature of life as a resident of the college.
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