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From Foynes to Shannon by Valerie Sweeney:
Clare FM's 8 Part Documentary Series



Recording 1: Foynes and the flying boat era

Recording 2: From Bog to Concrete

Recording 3: You'll leave right now Mr Sinatra

Recording 4: Life at the Hostels

Recording 5: The Monkey Strike

Recording 6: Rabbits in Rineanna

Recording 7: Where There's a Will There's a Way

Recording 8: Voices of 2001



From Foynes to Shannon

A Comprehensive history of Shannon Airport, County Clare, spanning sixty-five years, capturing the real essence of Shannon in the early days, right up to the present, told by the people who were involved. The end result is an eight part radio documentary which is nostalgic, educational and always highly entertaining.

Copyright 2001 Clare FM.

Produced and presented by Valerie Sweeney.

Engineered by Tracey Moloney.

Clare County Library is grateful to Valerie Sweeney for donating this material and to Clare FM for allowing us to publish it on this website.


See also: From Foynes to Shannon, a collection of photographs from the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum showing the history of flying boats and the development of passenger travel at Foynes, Co. Limerick.






Folklore of Clare