“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 7th Nov. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 7th Nov.

This week on Where the road takes me and in the first of a two part programme, John Greene looks at the history of the Jeffers family.

When John Edward Jeffers came to work as a messenger boy in Bandon in 1855, he certainly did not envisage his future family becoming the biggest employers in the local area.

Although protestant, they took a neutral but dangerous stance during the war of Independence, going on to open the first supermarket in West Cork in 1960.

We also pay a visit to O’Donovan’s supermarket on South Main Street in Bandon on the day they celebrated fifty years in business.

The late Denis O’Donovan learned his trade in the grocery business at Jeffers, before opening his own shop in October 29th 1971. 

Where the road takes me – this Sunday evening at 7 on C103.

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