Andy Gallagher (b. 1936)
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Andy Gallagher (b. 1936)


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Track 1: Growing up in the town of Tullamore, and his passion for hurling and football; played at goal with the senior hurling team for fifteen years. Recalled his father, Matt, who was a carpenter. Track 2: In 1954, joined Williams’s as a clerk in the Transport Office and worked in the Internal Audit Section, dealing with stocktaking in the branch houses of County Offaly. Track 3: Recalled the social aspect of working in Williams’s – the Factory Hurling League, the dinner dances, and the fundraising events held throughout the year. Track 4: Following retirement from Williams’s, joined the recruitment section of the National Manpower Service. Further memories of his working days with Williams’s, recalling the supervisors whose job it was to oversee the running of the 5 Star supermaket stores. Memories of his time representing the company on industrial relations issues. Track 5: Memories of the early 1970s, a time of great change in business practices and the retail sector. A proud memory from 1981, when he managed the Offaly team which won the All Ireland Hurling Final that year.

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Audio series:

Tullamore Dew (Offaly eighth series)


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

3.15 MB, 11.65 MB, 6.07 MB, 7.91 MB, 10.31 MB

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Tullamore Dew Distillery, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore