TOM HALPIN
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TOM HALPIN

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Tom Halpin grew up in Dublin, and joined the Guinness brewery firm at 15 years of age. He worked as a laboratory assistant, and for years won first prize in competitions for chemical analysis in the brewing industry. Tom moved to Kilkenny in 1967 and joined Smithwick’s brewery. He lived in Vicar Street and later moved to Steven Street, previously known as Orphanage Lane. Tom has written extensively on the history of the brewery, and spoke to me about all aspects of its activity. In this recording other smaller breweries, which used to exist around the country, are recalled.

Keywords: brewing, Guinness brewery, chemical analyst, Smithwick’s brewery,

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kilkenny, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

60.74 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDKK01-28

Subject:

A life in brewing

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe