Vincent Caprani (b. 1934)
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Vincent Caprani (b. 1934)


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Track 1: Discussed his family history and the reasons why his parents left Italy to come to Ireland. His profession as stereotyper at The Nation newspaper. Track 2: Memories of writing his book: A walk around Dublin, an historical account of the city. His experiences as a member of An Óige in the 1950s, travelling with groups around the country. Track 3: Recalled his father who was a hairdresser in Moore Street. His introduction at the age of 15 to the printer’s office and, after his apprenticeship, became a typesetter at 17, and later a proof reader. Track 4: Discussed his interest in the sport of boxing, and his compilation of a history of Irish boxing. Spoke of Michael O’Farrell, a famous boxer in the USA, originally from Loughrea, County Galway, who fought in four world championships between 1907 and 1920. In 1961, Vincent published a series of articles in the Irish Independent having met Michael in the Centre for the Blind in Drumcondra and recording his story. Track 5: Recalled his fictional character, Dan Donnelly, a bare-knuckle fighter and folk hero from the early 1800s. Track 6: Living in Malahide since 1974 and an overview of his life and work. Track 7: Discussed the artistic life of a writer.

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Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore