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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Billy Leonard
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Leonard, Billy
Keywords: City Abattoir
Civil Servant
Dublin Corporation
Institute of Technology
motor tax
Roads Department
Wash House
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Billy Leonard, Age 61, Firhouse. Subject: Recollections of Dublin Corporation in the 20th Century. Bill Leonard is a native of Carrig on Shannon, Co Roscommon and is former head of the Institute of Technology. He became a Civil Servant for the Dublin Corporation in 1965, at the age of 17. He worked in the Finance Office under Sean Haughey, a brother of Charlie Haughey. Later, one of his responsibilities was at the City Abattoir, and also the Wash House (before the days of laundrettes). Subsequently he worked in the motor tax area, also taking a position in the Roads Department. In 1980, he was one of the founder members of the Tallaght Credit Union. This recording includes many interesting anecdotes of life as a public servant in Dublin. The length of this recording is one hour, two minutes and twenty five 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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