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Doyle's Almanac of Newfoundland and Labrador was created by Robert Doyle, pharmacist and grandson of Gerald S. Doyle, and Agustus Fanning, Ph.D. Earth and Ocean Sciences


Robert Doyle's grandfather, Gerald S. Doyle. Gerald S. travelled along the coasts of the province from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, collecting Newfoundland folk songs and poetry in order to preserve and promote our culture. Robert Doyle hopes to follow in his grandfather's footsteps by helping to preserve our rich heritage with Doyle's Almanac of Newfoundland in the years to come.



VOCM article:  Almanac Predicts Rough Winter Ahead


Telegram article: Pharmacist Robert Doyle follows in grandfather’s footsteps

 It’s the first of its kind, but Robert Doyle — who is behind the inaugural edition of “Doyle’s Almanac of Newfoundland” — hopes this is just the first edition of many. 

Doyle, a pharmacist who owns Theatre Pharmacy in St. John’s, is the grandson of Gerald S. Doyle who as well as being an independent pharmacist was best known for collecting folksongs and putting them together in the now locally famous “Gerald S. Doyle Songbook.” He did so as he travelled the province selling vitamins and other pharmaceutical products.

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CBC Radio Interview: Interview with Robert Doyle - On the Go Show


VOWR Radio Interview: Interview with Robert Doyle - Guest Interview Show


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