JOE GOGARTY, KILMAINHAMWOOD, BORN 1943
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JOE GOGARTY, KILMAINHAMWOOD, BORN 1943

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Joe Gogarty lives close to the village of Kilmainhamwood, beside the disused railway tracks, in a restored station master’s house. The railway station itself accommodated the family printing business from 1967 until 2009. Following his primary schooling he attended agricultural college for five years as a scholarship student. When he qualified he decided to return to Newtown to develop the printing business, which was moved to Kilmainhamwood in 1967. Joe recalls the old linotype printing and the challenges he overcome in retraining in computerised printing. In the earlier days he printed tickets, bill posters, labels, letterheads and all manner of promotional material. In February 2009 Gogarty’s Printers closed its doors for the last time.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Meath county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

10.43 MB, 11.70 MB, 15.40 MB, 14.62 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDMH01-38

Subject:

A lifetime in printing

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe