Joe Flynn (1923-2016), Coal Miner, of Arigna, County Roscommon

Joe Flynn (1923-2016), Coal Miner, of Arigna, County Roscommon

Just outside the village of Arigna, a garrison of fifty massive white wind turbines strides along the top of Kilronan and Corry mountains, their rotating blades pumping electricity into the national grid. The sight makes a dramatic contrast to the tall chimney...
Andy Duff, Benny McCabe & the Slane Castle Stables

Andy Duff, Benny McCabe & the Slane Castle Stables

Andy Duff was based in the Slane stables in County Meath for much of the 1960s where he was the principal jockey for trainer Tony Riddell-Martin. I interviewed him at his home in Slane Village shortly before Christmas 2015. His daughter Monica Murray and an old friend...
Mick O’Connell – Kerry’s Gaelic Football Sorcerer

Mick O’Connell – Kerry’s Gaelic Football Sorcerer

Position: Midfield Place of birth: Valentia Island , Co. Kerry Date of birth: 4 January 1937 Year of interview: 2010   CLUBS Young Islanders Waterville Kerry (1956-1973)   TITLES All-Ireland: 4 National League: 6 Munster Titles: 12   AWARDS All Star...