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Remembering Killaloe: A Memoir free pdf Remembering Killaloe, by well-known retired barrister and legal author Henry Murdoch, is a personal, entertaining, and informative account of living in twin Irish heritage towns, Killaloe and Ballina, over 50 years ago as a child, teenager, and young adult, brought up-to-date with a detailed description of the present towns, and with details on the positive influence the towns have had on the author's later life. Killaloe, the capital of Ireland from 1002 to 1014 as High King Brian Boru ruled the country from his castle in Kincora, became the capital of water skiing in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s, and arguably, could be called the capital of Ireland's inland waterways today. Murdoch describes a fairly idyllic childhood, growing up in a beautiful place, full of history and full of characters. He and his friends lived on boats, fished on the Shannon and on Lough Derg, swam at the 'Pier Head' and at the 'Two Mile Gate' and made and flew model airplanes. They played hurling and football, and in later years they waterskied at the Lakeside Hotel. And many of them emigrated to the UK, to Canada, and to the USA to find work. Murdoch went to school in Limerick and college in Cork, and then spent his early working life in Aer Lingus. Over the years he has held senior positions in Irish public life, and describes his interactions with former Taoisigh, Tony Ryan (GPA and Ryanair), and his lunch with Prince Philip in London. Lavishly illustrated, Remembering Killaloe is above all a light-hearted and nostalgic look back to a wonderful childhood growing up in a magical place.

About Henry Murdoch

Henry Murdoch is the author of Murdoch's Dictionary of Irish Law, first published in 1988 and now in its fifth edition. Originally a chartered engineer, Murdoch was called to the Irish bar in 1966. He has had a 50 year career in the private and public sectors, ranging from engineering, waste management, training, health services, banking, to vocational and medical rehabilitation. He is currently Chairman of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, and a member of Tenancy Tribunals. He is a member of the governing council in London of City

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Author : Henry Murdoch
Publisher : The Liffey Press
Data Published : 01 June 2014
ISBN : 1908308591
EAN : 9781908308597
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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