Claire Benner and Michael Clifford

Claire Benner and Michael Clifford


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Recording No: 13

Interviewee: Claire Benner and Michael Clifford
Date of Birth: 1947
Interview Location: Racecourse Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: Rhineland Palatine Irish Heritage | Oral History Collection
Date Recorded: 14/3/2023
Recording Length: 1 hour 3 mins.

Keywords: Benner’s Hotel 1790-1980; old commercial hotel in Tralee; Palatine Women’s hospitality at Benner’s 1900-1980; hotel managers – Agnes Lunham (née Benner); Doris Benner; Nestor Benner (née Latchford); Molly Johnson; Palatine women’s work ethic; high society 1950s in Ireland; Benner’s Hotel Group 1900-1950; Ford garage Tralee 1910; ambitious and entrepreneurial people; distillery, brewery in 19thc. Tralee; fishing and shooting rights in Kerry.

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Audio series:

Rhineland Palatine Irish Heritage

Date Recorded



1 hour 3 mins

Location of Recording

Racecourse Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry

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