Bobby Buckley (b. 1931), former CEO of Cork County VEC (part 1)
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Bobby Buckley (b. 1931), former CEO of Cork County VEC (part 1)


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Bobby Buckley is a north Kerry man who was educated at St Ita’s College, Tarbert. He later attended Agricultural College in Galway, and studied at a teacher’s training course in Rural Sciences, both at the Crawford and at UCC. In 1953 he secured a teaching position at the Kerry Vocational School in Kenmare, where he worked for three years. He was then appointed principal at the new Vocational School in Causeway, County Kerry, where he spent nine years, following which he was appointed Kerry County Development Officer, but after one year he took up the post of CEO of Tralee Town Vocational School. He recalls the early development of the RTC in Tralee in which he was heavily involved. In this recording Bobby Buckley discusses each stage of his career at great length.

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Cork Institute of Technology


128 kbps

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48 hours

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A career in vocational education

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe