Dan Keating (b. 1902) with Nollaig Ó Gadhra, Galway (part 2)
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Dan Keating (b. 1902) with Nollaig Ó Gadhra, Galway (part 2)


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Track 1: Dan Keating discusses his continued involvement in Republicanism, recalls the IRA in Kerry after the Truce and his memory of the first Sinn Féin address in 1926. Track 2: Dan was organising the IRA in Munster at the outbreak of World War II, and he explains that he was instrumental in bringing George Plant back into the movement. Dan was again interned in Portlaoise prison and he recalls the other inmates and the execution of some prisoners. Track 3: He describes his acquaintance with George Plant, whom he first met in the 1930s. His memories of fundraising for the Republican cause, being pro German, and the expectation of a German invasion are set out. He explains that members of the Kerry teams of 1929 and 1931, who played in America, returned with Thompson machine guns in their luggage. He recalls an incident while in Portlaoise prison when he was challenged by other Republicans. Track 4: His acquaintance with Dan Breen is described and he discusses the 1960s and his memories of Clann na Poblachta. His personal views of politicians of the time, including Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney, are explained. Track 5: He describes his support for the Provisional IRA in 1969 and his views on its leaders at the time. The split in the IRA in the 1980s is explored and he explains why he became a patron of Republican Sinn Féin from that time.

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Witnesses to Independence


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48 hours

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A life of Republicanism

Recorded by:

Eddie Barrett (grand-nephew of Austin Stack)