Michael Lillis and Larry Blake
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Michael Lillis and Larry Blake


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Recording No: 174

Theme: Agriculture

Interviewee: Michael Lillis and Larry Blake
Date of Birth: 1938 and 1934
Interview location: Kilmihil, Co. Clare
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: 1922-2022: A Century of Change (part 2)
Date Recorded: 28/08/2020
Recording Length: 1:10:41

Keywords: Michael Lillis: Agriculture Advisory Services 1967-2002; Rural Science teacher West Clare 1966; Transition in land ownership 1960; Findings on Agriculture Pilot Scheme – 3 West Clare parishes; Small Farm Scheme 1968; Fairs to Marts 1970s; Brucellosis in cattle 1970s; Kilmihil community involvement;

Larry Blake: Schoolmaster Kilmihil VEC school 1967; 1960s recruitment of students; Leaving Cert status for VEC 1970s; Politics in West Clare VEC; Pre Board of Management decisions; St. Michael’s Community College 1986; Involvement in Kilmihil community; Rural community development West Clare; Community Centre Kilmihil; The Meadow for the Elderly scheme.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

1922-2022 A Century of Change (part 2)

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Product ID:

CoC-174-Lillis and Blake



Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

Date Recorded


Location of Recording

Kilmihil, Co. Clare