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Sr Marie Collins: Presentation Sisters, Childhood, Teaching

Sister Marie describes the restrictions and the pleasures of religious life as a Presentation Sister and as a teacher.
Sister Marie was born (circa…

Alison Morley: Family Life, German Measles

Alison Morley was born and raised on the Northside in Cork. She was blind to the age of four due to an early bout of German measles. Here she recounts…

Lorraine Twomey: Orthopaedic Hospital, Family Life


Lorraine grew up on the grounds of the Orthopaedic Hospital. Her father was the Gate Porter. Her father moved into the gate lodge in 1955 and a year…