Dungiven library talk on the Fr. O’Kane tapes

Father O'Kane with veteran Republicans Seamus Dobbin and Eddie Boyle
Father O'Kane with veteran Republicans Seamus Dobbin and Eddie Boyle

Dungiven Library is hosting a talk by historian Dr Dónal McAnallen on Wednesday, April 6 for a talk on the Fr. O’Kane interview tapes.

Father Louis O’Kane, from a well-known South Derry family, made more than 100 tape recordings with former Irish Volunteers and War of Independence veterans from the Tyrone and South Derry areas.

The recordings, were made during the early 1970s,

“They were handed to the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library in Armagh,” said a spokesperson.

“The recordings were transferred from old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format for the Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library & Archive in 2013.”

The spokesperson added; “These 400 hour-long interviews stand out as historical treasures during this decade of centenaries.”

Admission to the talk is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information about the talk contact Dungiven Library, which is located at 107 Main Street, call 028 7774 1475.

You can also email dungiven.library@librariesni.org.uk