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Teresa English


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Teresa English, nee Walsh, grew up in Paulstown, Kilkenny. She joined the civil service in 1959 and worked in the Post and Telegraph section, at the switchboard in Carlow Town. The conditions and technology there at the time were very primitive in comparison to communications today. This interview gives a detailed account of the life of a telephone operator nearly fifty years ago, from 1959 to 1967.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Carlow county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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37.00 MB

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Recollections of a telephonist

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe