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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: John McAleer
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
McAleer, John
Keywords: bookbinding
Con Houlihan
Dublin Print and Paper Company
graphic designer
Hugh McLoughlin
leather tooling
North Frederick Street
Vincent Browne
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. John McAleer, Age 66, Tallaght. Subject: A printer remembers. This recording was recorded at John's place of work, the South Dublin County Council buildings in Clondalkin, where John describes stage by stage, his progression in the printing world, as he served his apprenticeship as a compositor, and then worked on bookbinding and leather tooling. He started his trade in the Dublin Print and Paper Company, North Frederick Street. In 1972 he worked on ‘Creation’, a publication run by Hugh McLoughlin and Vincent Browne. He joined the Irish Press in 1979, working there for 12 years. The work practices and some of the characters like Con Houlihan, with whom he worked closely, are described. He also speaks about his present work in the County Council as a graphic designer. The length of this recording is one hour, one minute and forty 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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