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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Father John Madden
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Madden, Father John
Keywords: boarding school
teaching practices
Terenure College
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Father John Madden, Age 76, Terenure. Subject: A Carmelite's recollections. Fr John Madden is a native of Phibsboro, in Dublin, where his father worked in the grocery business. Fr John speaks about his life in Terenure College from 1958 onward, where he taught mathematics. This is a very valuable insight into the life of a boarding school in these years. The strict regime endured by approximately 110 boarders, and up to 1,000 day boys, is described. He discusses his thoughts on the changes in teaching practices, the advent of lay teachers, and he also speaks about the community and its characters. The length of this recording is one hour, eleven minutes and thirty four 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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