Ronnie Delaney - Olympic Gold Medallist 1956
Irish Life & Lore
by Maurice O'Keeffe
1w ago
An Irish Olympic champion for the ages, Ronnie Delaney won Gold in the 1500m at the Summer Olympics in Melbourne in 1956.  He was recorded for Irish Life and Lore in 2019 at the RDS in Dublin. This podcast features details of his young life, leading up to that memorable gold medal win.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Muriel MCcCarthy (1931- 2021) Keeper of Ancient Books at Marsh's Library, Dublin
Irish Life & Lore
by Maurice O'Keeffe
1M ago
Muriel McCarthy was indeed an institution at Marsh's Library, having worked there for 44 years. She was responsible for the upkeep and survival of a national treasure. Muriel was recorded at the Library in 2012. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Irish Life and Lore - Migration from Kerry to the Midlands with Vincent Garvey
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
2M ago
Vincent tells a fascinating story about his father, his naval experiences during WWI, and being unable to settle after returning to his farm in Kerry. His subsequent migration to Meath, leaving his family behind, is discussed in detail. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Desmond Guinness (1931-2020) Co-founder of the Irish Georgian Society
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
2M ago
A descendant of the Guinness brewing family, Desmond Guinness was a conservationist who achieved much in helping to save some of our fine Irish Georgian buildings from falling into ruin.  His legacy is extraordinary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Landlords and Tenants in Ireland in Victorian Times - Borris, County Carlow
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
2M ago
This podcast features sound clips of an oral history recoding we compiled with Andrew Kavanagh, a descendant of the ancient Irish McMorrough Kavanagh family who retained possession of their lands at Borris, Co. Carlow since the 16th century. The podcast also includes the voice of Pat Murphy, who farmed the land as did his people before him, near the Borris Estate. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Mons. Hugh O'Flaherty - The Irish Priest in the Vatican who saved the lives of thousands of Jews during WWII
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
3M ago
Using sound clips from the Irish Life and Lore Archive, in this podcast, Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty and his extraordinary and dangerous work is recalled by Sr. Noreen Dennehy who speaks for the first time about her experiences of working with him in helping to shelter Jews from the Nazis in Rome during WW11. Monsignor O'Flaherty's nephew, also named Hugh O'Flaherty, is also included in this podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Dr. James Sheehan, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-founder of the Blackrock and Galway Clinics
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
3M ago
In a gripping recording compiled at his Dublin home, Dr. James Sheehan recalls and describes exciting in medicine in the 1960s and 70s in Ireland. He grew up in Kerry and in adulthood he became fascinated with bioengineering artificial joint improvement. Working in the U.K.under Sir John Charnley, recognised as the founder of modern hip replacement, in the U.K., he brought back to Dublin his expertise which he put to excellent use in Ireland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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John Bellingham of Glencara and the Hill of Howth
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
4M ago
John Bellingham was a remarkable man. He lived at Glencara, Mullingar and in a 19th century cottage on the Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin.  This podcast includes excerpts of recordings compiled in both locations. John was a wonderful conversationalist and his recent passing marked the end of an era among the Irish Landed Gentry.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Madoline O'Connell Recalls Cork's Old Elite
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
4M ago
Madoline O Connell has some brilliant stories to recall about the social history of old Cork’s elite society. She relives those years when the City was alive with the preforming Arts and other activities.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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A Tribute to the late Maureen Mullins
Irish Life & Lore - Voices from the Archive
by Maurice O'Keeffe
5M ago
This recording was compiled at Maureen Mullins' home in 2012 for inclusion in the Horseracing Ireland Oral History Collection. She worked with her husband Paddy and their family in one of Ireland's most successful thoroughbred horse breeding and training businesses, based in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Maureen passed away, aged 94, on 14th February 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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