Luke Mullins (b. 1922)
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Luke Mullins (b. 1922)


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Track 1: Securing sponsorship, advertising and promotional work in respect of Galway Races. Track 2: The background to the famous Galway Tent, and the corporate and political gatherings held there. Track 3: The social aspect of and community involvement in the Galway Races. Track 4: The importance of maintaining the carnival atmosphere in the infield of the racecourse. His retirement in 1989; subsequently owning and breeding his own horses. Track 5: Recalled a story told to him by an older member of the community, of a laneway (and Mary Burke’s stile) from Galway out to the racecourse, where the horses on arrival would be paraded to the infield.

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Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


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48 hours

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20.27 MB; 7.22 MB; 10.71 MB; 5.29 MB

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Part 2 – Racecourse Manager

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore