Ollie Clancy (b. 1945)
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Ollie Clancy (b. 1945)


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Track 1: His early life in Tullamore where his father was a member of an Garda Siochána. Joined the Williams’s Company in 1963 as a clerk in the Maintenance Office; described the work involved in preparing the wages for staff. A number of his siblings also worked for the company. Track 2: Contributions from Seamus O’Connor and anecdotes about Willie Ralph, “the Time and Motion man”. Track 3: The skilled work of the male and female employees, particularly the maintenance men who strived to keep the old buildings and the branch houses in good working order. Track 4: Becoming self-employed in the wholesale liquor business. At one time, there were 35 public houses in Tullamore, many of which he supplied. Track 5: His last appointment before retiring from the company was in Personnel. Anecdotes of working with the Williams’s Company.

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Audio series:

Tullamore Dew (Offaly eighth series)


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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7.76 MB, 7.01 MB, 8.17 MB, 2.85 MB, 4.69 MB

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Tullamore Dew Distillery, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore