PAT McENIFF, BORN 1939, BALLYSHANNON
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PAT McENIFF, BORN 1939, BALLYSHANNON

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Pat McEniff and Brian McEniff, who was previously recorded, are brothers who grew up in Bundoran. Pat was recorded at the hotel at the Golf Links on the outskirts of town. Pat recalls great memories of wonderful music of all media in Bundoran during the 1950s and 1960s and he discusses the purchase, by his parents, of the Holyrood Hotel in 1951. The hotel enjoyed great success during the following years when people such as Phil Coulter and Paul Brady would play to a large and enthusiastic audience. Pat discusses the smuggling over the border and the tourism business in the town in former days and his family’s political involvement. Pat qualified in dentistry at U.C.D. in the 1960s and opened a practice in Belfast, later opening practices in Belleek and Enniskillen, while making his family home in Ballyshannon.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Donegal county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

15.74 MB, 10.83 MB, 5.64 MB, 15.29 MB

Number of files:

6

Product ID:

CDDL01-63

Subject:

Bundoran in the 1950s and 1960s

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe