Betty Galway-Greer (b. 1930s)
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Betty Galway-Greer (b. 1930s)


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Track 1: A description of her childhood and young life during ‘The Emergency’ years. Working with her father from an early age in the care of the horses he procured and sold for show jumping. Discussed Goffs’ old sales arena in Ballsbridge. Track 2: Recollections of her father, Nat Galway Greer and his abiding passion for show horses; memories of riding to hounds with him as members of the Meath Hunt. Track 3: The complexity of the business of managing show horses, and the expertise of the many people involved in the endeavour. Track 4: Memorabilia of her father’s successes, including the magnificent silver perpetual trophy which he won on ten occasions over twenty years at the Dublin Horse Show. Track 5: Discussed the history of the Dublin Horse Show, and memories of attending during the 1940s and 1950s. Track 6: Recollections of her father’s journeys, often to Munster, to seek out promising foals from his contacts among the strong farmers in the region. Track 7: Looking through old albums containing photographs and newspaper cuttings of the many successes at the Dublin Horse Show, and the horsemen who participated in competitions over the years. Track 8: The sad occasion in 1956, when her father suffered a serious riding accident, and Betty was required to take over the business.

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Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


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48 hours

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Part 1 – Recalling Nat Galway-Greer’s illustrious career

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore