Teddy Healy (b. 1930)
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Teddy Healy (b. 1930)


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Track 1: Growing up in Tralee in the 1930s and 40s. Starting work with Kerry County Council, and moving to Ballyheigue in 1961. The members of the old Musical Society in Tralee are discussed. Track 2: Founder member of the Light Opera Society in Tralee in 1957 and his involvement. Track 3: The circumstances that created the Rose of Tralee Festival. Track 4: Being on the committees of the Musical Festival and the Rose of Tralee Festival in very successful years. Track 5: The Carnival Festival which preceded the Rose of Tralee Festival, and a famous meeting in 1957. Track 6: Joe Grace’s impact on the running of the Festival, and the races in conjunction with the Festival. The early sponsors and bands.

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Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.59 MB, 8.13 MB, 5.98 MB, 9.42 MB, 4.15 MB, 27.26 MB

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Carnivals and Festivals in Tralee

Recorded by:

Marie Kelly