John William O’Sullivan 
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John William O’Sullivan 


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Recording No: 274

Theme: Culture and Heritage

Interviewee: John William O’Sullivan 
Date of Birth: 1911
Interview Location: Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: 1922-2022: A Century of Change (part 3)
Date Recorded: 2003
Recording Length: 53:43 and 38:21

Keywords: Local Historian; Life on Valentia 1920-1980; Fishing industry; Salting mackerel factory; Cable station; Staff passtimes; Western Union; Royal Victoria Hotel; New settlement on island; Spanish fishermen; Valentia Lighthouse; Placenames; Visitors to Skelligs 1930s; Settlers on Beginish Island; Holy wells on Valentia; Valentia Island bridge, Portmagee.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

1922-2022 A Century of Change (part 3)

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Culture & Heritage

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

Date Recorded


Location of Recording

Valentia, Co Kerry