Tony Toher
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Tony Toher


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Track 1: His background, education and joining a family business at the age of seventeen. Track 2: Contracting TB. A description of the family pharmacy business in Stephen Street, Sligo. Track 3: Coining the phrase ‘Yeats County’. He speaks about the origins of the Yeats Society and his time biking around the county. He discusses W.B. Yeats’s interest in the supernatural. Track 4: His sailing cruises are discussed. Track 5: His working career in the 1950s and 1960s. Sligo’s Industrial Development Corporation. Sligo people and the class distinction between them. Track 6: His passion for racing cars, and motorbike racing. His membership of the Connacht Motor Club. Music in the town is discussed and writing articles for a magazine on the business of pharmacy. Finally, his time as a founder member of Sligo Field Club.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

2.68 MB, 5.64 MB, 11.00 MB, 1.74 MB, 11.28 MB, 51.14 MB

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Yeats County

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore