Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan (part 2)
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Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan (part 2)


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Both Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan recall their careers as teachers, and the changes which they have witnessed in the curriculum and in the methods of teaching. They discuss the post-war years in Cork city, and a movement involving people who were liberal in their views, and an intellectual grouping including Seamus Murphy, Daithi Collins, Sean Hendricks, Louis Marcus and Sean and Geraldine Neeson and John A. Murphy would meet in the Palace Bar in MacCurtain Street. They derived from another group with enormous influence in the town, which included Daniel Corkery, Alfred O’Rahilly, Frank O’Connor and Sean O’Faolain. The conversation then switches to a description of the real importance of the imported choirmasters who were employed in the city in former times.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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66.51 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe