INTERVIEWS

Liam Shannon of Mountain View Estate, who grew up in County Monaghan, looks back at the milestones of his life’s journey.

Interview by Eamon “Edso” Crowley and Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor, May 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Paddy Prendeville, editor of the Irish political satire and current affairs magazine, “The Phoenix”, has old links to Killorglin. Here he rekindles warm memories of childhood holidays and friendships forged in the town by the Laune.

Interview by Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor and Declan Evans. April 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Mike McSweeney recalls the original residents and strong sporting tradition of his home place of Mountain View Estate. April 2017.

Interview and edit by Terence Houlihan.

Phil Brown née O’Reilly, along with her lifelong friend Kathleen Mangan, both of Langford St, fondly remember their neighbours and events of the street where they live.

Interview by Eamon “Edso” Crowley and Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor, 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Pa Houlihan of Castleconway was born in 1918 and takes us back on a journey down memory lane of old Killorglin.

He is interviewed by Hanna O’Shea, July 2006, under the auspices of Béaloídeas Chíarraí.

Eric Champ of “Champs” Supervalue shop, well known to a whole generation of Killorglin people. It was established by his parents in 1946. Eric also talks about growing up and how he served in the RAF for a while.

Interview by Eamon “Edso” Crowley & Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor, 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Con Griffin of Ballykissanne Road worked as a carpenter in London, canvassed for Fine Gael locally around Killorglin, set up the Bog Cutters Association, and was a life-long GAA supporter.

Interview and edit by Terence Houlihan, Feb 2017.

Duffy’s Newsagents of Upper Bridge St was an institution in Killorglin for many generations. Finola and her husband Matt were the amiable proprietors.

Interview by Eamon “Edso” Crowley and Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor, February 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Kitty Logue O’Shea was a teacher in the old national school, Scoil Mhuire, among other schools. She is fondly remembered by generations of school kids from around the Killorglin district.

Kitty was interviewed by Jerome Conway, March 2017.
The interview was edited by Terence Houlihan.

Maureen is one of the original residents of Laune View, as she moved in there at 3 years of age with her family in March, 1936. She takes us through the families of each household: #1 – #40.

Interview and edit by Terence Houlihan, Feb, 2017.

Sisters Judy Foley née Joy and Peggy Lumby née Joy grew up on a farm together and later they both trained as nurses. Peggy worked abroad in England and Africa, while Judy was stationed at St Catherine’s, Tralee.

Interview by Eamonn “Edso” Crowley and Johnny “Porridge” O’Connor, Jan 2017.
Edit by Terence Houlihan.

Christy O’Sullivan, raconteur, 1932-2017, of Whitefield, Beaufort, regales us with recollections of his life.

Interview & edit by Terence Houlihan, 13th Jan 2017.