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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Jimmy Boland
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Boland, Jimmy
Keywords: Ballsbridge
Drimnagh Garage
horse-drawn vehicle
paper mills
Newland’s Cross
vintage cars
war years
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Jimmy Boland, Age 77, Nass. Subject: A vintage car expert's recollections. Jimmy Boland began his adult life working for the farmers in Baldonnell as his father had done before him. He spent some time during the war years operating a horse-drawn vehicle for the local paper mills. His first experience of mechanical work in a garage was with Andy Clancy at Newland’s Cross. After serving his time there he moved to Drimnagh Garage, run by Tommy Allan, working weekends only. He then moved to Ballsbridge where he worked for the Esmonds. His lucky break came when he bought Clancy’s Garage in Newland’s Cross in 1958 with Tom Cruise. In 1959 he began a vintage car collection, which is now the largest in the country. The length of this recording is one hour fourteen minutes and twenty eight 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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