RAYMOND SWEENEY, BORN 1940, CASTLEGROVE, LETTERKENNY
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RAYMOND SWEENEY, BORN 1940, CASTLEGROVE, LETTERKENNY

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Raymond Sweeney was born into a family of eleven children, three of whom died at a very early stage in their lives. His father served as a garda in Glenties and Raymond followed in his footsteps. He was stationed in Monaghan, Finglas in Dublin and in Sligo. In 1965, he was appointed to the Transport Division where he served for thirty-two years. His work involved ministerial driving and, in this recording, he recalls his first permanent position driving Cormac Breslin, Ceann Comhairle, with whom he worked for six years. He later drove for Parliamentary Secretary and Labour T.D., Frank Cluskey, for ten years. He drove Ministers George Colley, Ray McSharry, Paddy Harte and other high-ranking politicians. Raymond has many interesting anecdotes to relate about his working life.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Donegal county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

6.64 MB, 8.04 MB, 6.28 MB, 10.52 MB

Number of files:

2

Product ID:

CDDL01-49

Subject:

A ministerial driver

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe