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Foreman and Drill Bore Technician, Shannon Scheme

Jack Ryan (also known as Sean or John) 1887-1969, a foreman and drill bore technician, in the Shannon Scheme Ardnacrusha.

My father Jack Ryan and his first wife Ellen ( nee Heffernan) lived at Aughboy, Clonlara, Co Clare prior to the start of the Shannon Scheme in 1925.

My father secured employment as a foreman on the scheme. He managed a large crew of mostly labourers. My father was also respo…