Willie Murphy (b. 1932) and Lilly Murphy (b. 1940)
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Willie Murphy (b. 1932) and Lilly Murphy (b. 1940)


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Willie and Lilly Murphy both spent most of their working lives at Urneys, where they met. Willie explains that he was adopted as a baby, and was reared by the Corcoran family. At the age of fifteen he joined Urneys where he worked in the Labels Department. He describes the work there, the designing and creating of attractive packaging for the product. Lilly (née Cantwell) joined Urneys in 1954 at the age of fourteen. She worked in the Moulding Room, making chocolates, until 1965. This recording is very descriptive, and paints an oral picture of factory life in a very positive environment in a world very different from that of today.

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Audio series:

Dublin county (south), second series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

5.36 MB, 6.60 MB, 18.97 MB, 7.09 MB

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Work and sport in South Dublin

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe