Brendan Daly (b. 1924)
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Brendan Daly (b. 1924)


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Track 1: Early years in Market Street, Listowel. Became Secretary of Listowel Racecourse in 1951. The racecourse at that time, and the staff who looked after the upkeep of the track down through the years. Track 2: The tendency of the profession of Turf Accountant to be passed down in families; these maintained the same location at the racecourse year after year. The challenge of maintaining a three day event. Track 3: Recalled, with prompting by his daughter, Breda, the familiar faces of racegoers to Listowel through the years. Track 4: The parade of the racehorses from the train station in Listowel through the town and then to the yards of local farmers, which were their quarters for the duration. Track 5: The voluntary aspect of much of Listowel Races, and the generosity of so many people who gave freely of their time. His work as an accountant with McKennas of Listowel. Track 6: Reminiscences of the Clerk of the course, the Stewards, and the Keeper of the Match Book. The traditional office he occupied at the racecourse. Breda discussed her position as Assistant Secretary, which she began eighteen years ago. Track 7: The invaluable support of his late wife, Kathleen (née Keane). The transfer of racecourse land to Kerry Group, who have been a major support to Listowel races through the years.

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Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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9.94 MB; 5.47 MB; 4.14 MB; 5.29 MB; 3.53 MB; 11.42 MB; 10.72 MB

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Racecourse management

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore