John Fitzgerald (b. 1935)
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John Fitzgerald (b. 1935)


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Track 1: The arrival of his grandfather in Tralee from Kanturk. John recalls his uncles and aunts, and the starting of the bond house business in Tralee. Track 2: The background to the bonding of whiskey in the late 1890s. Track 3: His father William’s work in developing the wine business. The customers, the brandy and the suppliers are recalled. Track 4: Getting the agency for Guinness in 1939. His staff, the premises and the catchment area. Track 5: Developing knowledge of the trade. Track 6: The carnivals and festivals in Tralee, and the drinking habits in the 1960s and 70s. Track 7: The origins of the Irish Vintners’ Association, the main agents and distributors for Teacher’s Whiskey. Track 8: The tourist trade in rural Kerry in the 1950s and 60s.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.18 MB, 4.54 MB, 7.25 MB, 7.69 MB, 10.71 MB, 5.81 MB, 5.60 MB, 16.91 MB

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The Bond House in Tralee

Recorded by:

Fr Jack McKenna