Eamonn Langton’s life began in Kilkenny city, where both his parents, Edward and Bridie, were employed at The Monster House and later at the boot factory. Edward Langton grew up in a farming background at Lavistown, Clara and Bridie Langton (née O’Connor) had Tipperary connections. She became the business’ driving force in the Langton family after her marriage to Edward. Her father had previously owned a public house and boarding house in John Street, at the premises now occupied by Langtons. The earlier O’Connor business, run by Bridie Langton was the first public house in the city to offer meals during the day, as up until then, public houses never served food. Eamonn attended St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny and when his formal education was completed he served his apprenticeship in two well-known Dublin public houses. He returned to Kilkenny where his career in the entertainment promotion business began in partnership with businessman Martin O’Connell. In the 1970s, Eamonn became involved in the running of Langton’s of John Street, a very successful family business. In the recording he speaks on many other interesting subjects, including his uncle, Jim Langton’s prowess on the hurling field.