Finbarr Slattery (b. 1925)
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Finbarr Slattery (b. 1925)


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Track 1: An account of his family’s background, and growing up in Asdee, north Kerry. Track 2: Studied for a degree in Agriculture in University College Dublin, and then went to Nottingham in England to work for a short time. Track 3: Returned to Ireland, and after a short time moved to Killarney where he met and married Carmel O’Leary, whose family had a tradition of involvement in Killarney Racecourse and also in the greyhound racing business. Track 4: The revival of Killarney Races. Track 5: His two publications on horseracing. Membership of the Committee of Killarney Racecourse. The development of the Racecourse over the years; the challenge of raising sponsorship; transfer of a portion of land for the construction of a golf course. Track 6: The bookmakers who attended Killarney Racecourse regularly for many years. Track 7: Memories of friends and committee members; the most memorable race meetings through the years; the introduction of the trophy, sponsored by Kerry Group, which was presented to the trainer who had the most winners at the three racecourses in Kerry over one year.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

7.17 MB; 7.66 MB; 3.78 MB; 10.74 MB; 10.83 MB; 8.28 MB; 18.63 MB

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Product ID:



Racecourse management

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore