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Paul Horan (aged 38), Seamus Byrne (aged 61), Peadar Birmingham (age 52) and Catherine Kelly (age 43)

Paul Horan (aged 38), Seamus Byrne (aged 61), Peadar Birmingham (age 52) and Catherine Kelly (age 43)

Carlow town, Co. Carlow

2007

 

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The Carlow Workmans Club was established in 1898 in Brown Street, and is today one of the last Workmans Clubs in existence in this country. The recording with Paul Horan covered the history of the club, and Peadar Birmingham spoke about the members of the club. Catherine Kelly was the first lady to become a member of what had always been a men's club, and she described her experiences there. Seamus Byrne, now the longest serving member of the club, tells of his memories of his long membership of a great club.


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File size(s): 45.42 MB
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Audio series: Carlow county, first series
Product ID: CDCW01-28
Subject: The Carlow Workmans Club
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 49:43


Tom O'Brien (aged 80) (part 1)

Tom O'Brien (aged 80) (part 1)

Green Lane, Carlow town, Co. Carlow

2007

 

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I met Tom O'Brien at his own home, where we spoke about the day his father started work in a tanning factory in Limerick city, run by the O'Callaghans. He described his father's early days growing up in the city, and his involvement with the Garryowen Rugby Club in the early 1900s. The family moved to Dublin in 1927, where his father set up business as a wholesale leather merchant under the title of Kennedy O'Brien and Company Ltd (Kennedy was his father's Christian name, a name which can be traced back in the O'Brien clan). Tom himself began work in his father's tannery in Milford in 1948.


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File size(s): 66.28 MB
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Audio series: Carlow county, first series
Product ID: CDCW01-32
Subject: The family tannery business
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 72:33


AUSTIN GORGAN, AGE 69, PORTMARNOCK

AUSTIN GORGAN, AGE 69, PORTMARNOCK

2008

 

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Austin Gorgan was born into a large family in Ringsend and he recalls his father’s service in World War 1. Austin always had an ambition to succeed in life and he joined the Irish Civil Service Building Society in 1960, where he remained for 41 years. He recalls the many clubs in which he was involved, the Golf Club, the Gentlemen’s Club, the Freemasons and the United Services Club. He has lived in Portmarnock since 1973.


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File size(s): 38.34 MB
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Audio series: Fingal (north Dublin), first series
Product ID: CDDNN01-24
Subject: An achiever in profile
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 42:00


Cahir O'Sullivan (b. 1935)

Cahir O'Sullivan (b. 1935)

Newbridge, Co. Kildare

2012

 

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Track 1: His background in Dundalk, and his education. Leaving Ireland in 1957 to work in England. Joining the Anglo-Irish bloodstock industry while studying for a degree in Commerce. He joined Myson in Newcastlewest as managing director in 1969. Track 2: He joined The Turf Club in 1976 as Chief Executive. Historical background to The Turf Club in Ireland and the people who worked there. Track 3: His remit with The Turf Club. Those who were on the governing body. The state of the industry in the 1970s. Setting up of the Racing Board. Track 4: Politics in the industry during his time and the formation of Horse Racing Ireland. Track 5: Reasons for the change, and the development of the company. Track 6: Perception of the old Turf Club as highbrow. Responsibilities to the industry; breaking with tradition. Track 7: After his retirement being nominated Steward of The Turf Club for two years. The allocation of prize money for the national hunt and flat races. Track 8: An account of the Chief Stewards under whom he worked. The ownership of the Curragh racecourse and the costs incurred. Track 9: A typical day when he held the position of Chief Executive and Keeper of the Match Book, and the people who worked with him. Changes in the rules of the sport which he instigated. Track 10: Organising the calendar for the twenty-eight race meetings around the country. His views on the reasons for the closure of racecourses such as Tralee and Mullingar. He explains why Royal Ascot would be his favourite race meeting. The people who perform the role of referees and stewards.


Number of files: 9
File size(s): 7.5 MB; 6.3 MB; 8.7 MB; 3.2 MB; 8.1 MB; 7.7 MB; 9.8 MB; 7.5 MB; 14.7 MB; 15.7 MB
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Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-01
Subject: The Turf Club
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe - Irish Life and Lore
Length: 78:21


Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence (b. 1930)

Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence (b. 1930)

Howth Castle, Co. Dublin

2012

 

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Track 1: His youthful enthusiasm for horseracing, and becoming involved in owning and breeding horses. Track 2: Membership of the Turf Club, and Stewarding at Baldoyle. Track 3: The expenses inherent in maintaining a racecourse. Government involvement in setting up the Racing Board. His views on the brief of the Turf Club. Track 4: The introduction of sponsorship for races, which had the advantage of attracting the best horses. The passion and the way of life of owning and training horses. Track 5: Memories of his tenure with the Turf Club. Track 6: His chairmanship of the Disciplinary Committee, and a controversial incident that occurred during this time. Track 7: The challenges he encountered while Chairman of the Finance Committee. Track 8: Power struggles within the Turf Club. Track 9: The Turf Club offices in Merrion Square, prior to the move to the Curragh.


Number of files: 7
File size(s): 2.84 MB; 3.16 MB; 19.34 MB; 24.09 MB; 7.92 MB; 3.86 MB; 7.87 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-19
Subject: The Turf Club
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 75:45


Joe Collins (b. 1949)

Joe Collins (b. 1949)

Bellewstown, Co. Meath

2012

 

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Track 1: Growing up in Drogheda; his interest in hunting from an early age. Track 2: His ambition to be Clerk of the Course after joining the Turf Club in 1968. Track 3: Manager of Bellewstown Racecourse for a number of years. His years as Clerk of the Course during the 1970s and 1980s, travelling to race meetings around the country. Track 4: Became Director of Laytown Races in 1974, and managed to halt its decline. Track 5: Examples of his role and responsibilities as Clerk of the Course. Track 6: A discussion of his duties as Race Starter and Clerk of the Scales. Track 7: The racecourses he particularly enjoyed. His views of the structure of the Turf Club during his tenure. Track 8: Discussed the enjoyment he took in his career and the reasons for his retirement.


Number of files: 7
File size(s): 6.59 MB; 7.69 MB; 2.13 MB; 9.59 MB; 7.39 MB; 8.14 MB; 11.61 MB
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Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-24
Subject: Clerk of the Course
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 57:50


Sir Edmund Loder (b. 1941)

Sir Edmund Loder (b. 1941)

Eyrefield Lodge, The Curragh, Co. Kildare

2012

 

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Track 1: Childhood in Sussex, England. Inherited Eyrefield Stud in 1968, on the death of his bachelor uncle, Lt-Col. Giles Harold Loder. Giles Loder had inherited Eyrefield in 1914 on the death of his uncle, Major Eustace ‘Lucky’ Loder, the first member of the family to own the stud. Discussed his involvement in the business of horse breeding, the bloodlines he inherited, and the advice he received on the matter from his cousin, Peter Powell. Track 2: Joined the Turf Club in the 1960s – described the membership as it was in those days. Track 3: The Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes sponsorship of the Irish Derby (from 1962), and subsequently sponsorship from Budweiser, both of which had a major effect on Irish horseracing. Track 4: The need for improvements on the estates which he had inherited; recalled many families who had worked on the estates over the years. The sale of one family property – O’Connell Stud in Newbridge – to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad. Track 5: His success in breeding champion racehorses, both in Ireland and in the USA, where he boarded a small herd of his horses. The daily routine of life as a horse breeder. The conflict of interest he experienced when a new body, Horse Racing Ireland, was being set up, as he was Chairman of the Breeders Association and also a member of the Turf Club. Track 6: Among his Turf Club responsibilities was the management of all racing programme fixtures for the entire year. Track 7: Explained his family connection to the Phoenix Park Racecourse, and his views on its closure. Summary of the properties owned by his family and a description of the manner of his Irish inheritance. Edmund’s father was Sir Giles Rolls Loder, whose own father, Captain Robert Egerton Loder, was killed in action in World War I.


Number of files: 7
File size(s): 10.54 MB; 5.70 MB; 4.24 MB; 5.19 MB; 13.76 MB; 12.03 MB; 19 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-34
Subject: The Turf Club
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 76:45


Sonia Rogers (b. 1937)

Sonia Rogers (b. 1937)

Grangewilliam Stud, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

2012

 

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Track 1: The involvement of buyers from Saudi Arabia, who also invested significantly in horse breeding businesses in Ireland. The intricacies of identifying the sales ring value of Irish thoroughbred mares, foals and yearlings. Track 2: A description of her home, Grangewilliam Stud and its surroundings. Track 3: The horse breeding fraternity. Her pride in being the first woman to be admitted to membership of the Turf Club. Her membership of Goffs, the Racing Board, and her trusteeship of other racing organisations.


Number of files: 3
File size(s): 11.08 MB; 4.37 MB; 16.41 MB
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Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-36
Subject: Part 2 – First female member of the Turf Club
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 34:20


Hardress (Sam) Waller (b. 1917) (part 1)

Hardress (Sam) Waller (b. 1917) (part 1)

Dromineer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

2009

 

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Hardress Waller , better known to his friends in the racing community as Sam Waller, discusses his love of horses and horse racing, and its origins. When he was a young lad growing up near Nenagh, his father regularly brought him to meetings and show jumping competitions. As a young man he enlisted in the British Army and served in Egypt during World War II. After the war he became a semi-professional polo player in England, but always maintained contact with his Irish friends at home, who were involved in the horse breeding industry, particularly Peter Fitzgerald and Lord Adare. Later he was head hunted by the newly formed British Racing Board. He was the instigator of several innovations which are now taken for granted, such as racecourse commentary, starting stalls, photo finish and a doping laboratory at Newmarket. When his parents passed away Hardress Waller returned home, and was requested by Lord Harrington to take up a position with the Hunt Committee, and then the Turf Club. All this work was undertaken on a voluntary basis. He was elected Chairman of the Turf Club and for ten years he ran the Programmes Committee. He was at this stage facing into his 75th year, which would have forced his retirement but the rules were changed to allow him work as steward for three years. He is pleased to say that unlike earlier days when the Anglo-Irish community more or less ran the world of racing, things had radically altered in more recent times as funding from government sources and generous tax breaks have greatly benefited the horse industry in Ireland. He clearly recalls the kidnapping of Shergar, and he strongly feels that the kidnappers were unable to control the highly bred horse and so they shot him and buried his body in an unknown location. He also recalls the day the Irish Derby was stopped because of a bomb scare at the course. This recording forms part of a longer compilation.


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File size(s): 55.47 MB
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Audio series: Kildare county, first series
Product ID: CDKD01-12
Subject: The world of horse racing
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 55:48


Hardress (Sam) Waller (b. 1917) (part 2)

Hardress (Sam) Waller (b. 1917) (part 2)

Dromineer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

2009

 

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In this recording Hardress Waller recalls his involvement in the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes, and steeple chasing, while also coordinating fixtures at home to suit the racing calendar while he was a member of the Turf Club. He discusses the funding which came to the racing industry through the Fianna Fáil government over the years. This recording provides some excellent material in relation to the world of horse breeding and horse racing in Ireland.


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File size(s): 50.97 MB
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Audio series: Kildare county, first series
Product ID: CDKD01-13
Subject: The Irish Turf Club
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 55:49


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