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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Stanley Laing
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Laing, Stanley
Keywords: Berger's Paints
paint industry
South Dublin County Council
Issue Date: 7-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Stanley Lang, Age 78, Terenure. Subject: A paint salesman's story. Stanley Laing is a former councillor for South Dublin County Council, who retired in 2008. He is originally from Ballyconnell, in Northern Ireland, and spent most of his youth in Mullingar, where he was brought up by his aunt and uncle. He began his working life as a paint representative for Berger's Paints during the 1950s, and travelled to all twenty six counties. Later he became involved in the retail side of the business. He talks about the changes in the paint industry, and goes on to describe the eight years of his life in politics. The length of this recording is forty nine minutes and fifty nine seconds.
Copyright: Reproduced with kind permission of Maurice O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore. South Dublin Libraries does not own the rights to this audio recording. If you wish to print or reproduce this audio you must obtain the permission of Irish Life and Lore. See
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