Denis Slattery (b. 1925)
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Denis Slattery (b. 1925)


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Track 1: A brief outline of Denis Slattery’s education and his career as a navigational officer with the RAF. His siblings are also discussed. Track 2: Tracing the family history to J.M. Slattery, who owned a bacon factory in Tralee. He also recalls his uncles, and their properties in Tralee and its vicinity, including Strand Road House, Cloghers House and Clonalour House. Track 3: A detailed account of his days growing up in Blennerville House. Track 4: Recalling the movement of shipping along the canal into Tralee. Track 5: The tragic death of his brother Hugh in 1939 following a motorcycle accident, which led to the closure of the business and the family’s departure from Tralee. Track 6: A detailed account of his life as an RAF navigator during World War II. Track 7: Recalling one of the first high-wing monoplane transatlantic flights. Track 8: His nine years with Aer Lingus as a senior navigator on transatlantic flights. Track 9: Recalling life as it was in the 1920s and 1930s in the town of Tralee. Track 10: The selling of the family business to Dennys, and recalling the domestic staff who worked in Blennerville House.

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Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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15.49 MB, 10.08 MB, 2.99 MB, 2.56 MB, 14.73 MB, 6.15 MB, 3.97 MB, 5.90 MB, 19.16 MB, 6.96 MB

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Blennerville House, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore