Aengus Fanning
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Aengus Fanning


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Track 1: Growing up in Tralee in the 1940s and 1950s. His background, his schooldays and his college days. Track 2: Memories of playing for the county in Gaelic football. Also, his association with Con Houlihan,. Track 3: His introduction to newspaper journalism. Moving to Birr, Co Offaly, and working with ‘The Midland Tribune’ (founded by his great-grandfather). Track 4: Joining Independent Newspapers, moving to Dublin and his marriage. Track 5: His journalistic coverage in the Northern Ireland Troubles is discussed, as is his interest in politics. Track 6: His coverage of agriculture in the country. Track 7: Competition in the newspaper business today. Track 8: His young days in Tralee, and his strict upbringing.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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6.78 MB, 4.96 MB, 5.48 MB, 4.40 MB, 6.57 MB, 12.73 MB, 6.97 MB, 17.51 MB

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A newspaper editor’s reminiscences

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe