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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: John Griffin
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Griffin, John
Keywords: Mountmellick
rent collector
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. John Griffin, Age 74, Tallaght. Subject: A rent collector's recollections. John Griffin was born in Co. Cavan, and grew up in Mountmellick in Co. Laois. After leaving school, he began work with a Mountmellick building contractor, with whom he moved in 1952 to Dublin, to build houses there. After further work in the electrical business, he joined the County Council in 1973, and worked for 22 years, first as a relief collector, and then as a rent collector. For much of that time he covered an area from Balbriggan to Shankill, collecting rent from County Council domestic properties. This recording includes many anecdotes of his working years and the occupational hazards of his work. The length of this recording is forty minutes and thirty 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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