Browse Collections (21 total)

Catching Stories (of Infectious Disease In Ireland)

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Catching Stories is a folklore-STEM collaboration project funded through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme. The project was…

Contributors: Interviewees: Lesley Cox; Evelyn Wainwright; Emma Conway Clarke; Michael Hussey; Paul O'Brien, James Hoare Nagle; Edward Tanner; Michael and Theresa O'Sullivan,

Rory Gallagher Collection


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The Liam Cullinane - Cork Working Lives Collection

Crosses Green Oral History Project

Westgate Collection

A series of interviews were conducted with participants in the Westgate Foundation in Ballincollig.
A social worker, Aishling Murphy, based in…

Contributors: Interviewer: Kieran Murphy, Laura Murphy. Michael Moore, Mary Horgan, John Gibbons, Tomás Mac Conmara

Interviewees: Biddy Barrett, Felix Barrett, Anthony Hegarty, Denis O'Flaherty, Mary Healy, Aishling Murphy,

Grattan Street Stories: Memory of Place

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This collection focuses on a building on Grattan Street which has served as a Quaker Meeting House, a public Dispensary and as the Grattan Street…


Interviewees: Edith O’Regan, 'Mary', Sean Higgisson, Aoife O’Brien, Eileen Kearney, Imelda Cunning, Jane Ward, Liam Ó hUigín, Joe Scanlan, Mary Mulcahy, Philomena Cassidy, Don Morrissy, Derek O’Connell


Interviewer: Kieran Murphy, (CFP Community Oral History Outreach Officer)

The Cork Shakespearean Company (The Loft)


This collection of twelve interviews with nine interviewees concentrates on The Cork Shakespearean Company, also known as "The Loft". Founded in 1924…

Contributors: Interviewees: Patrick Sexton; Patrick Horgan; Patrick Gunn; Carol Dundon; Finbar McGrath; Humphrey Twomey; Kieran O'Leary; Musetta Joyce:
, Interviewer: David McCarthy

Life Journeys: Living Folklore in Ireland Today


27 oral history interviews focusing on the life of Cork city's Northsiders. This interviews in this collection were used in the Cork Folklore…

Contributors: Interviewees: Willy Good; Margaret Farmer; Eileen O'Sullivan; Tina Noonan; Michael Murphy; Sheila Dalton; Eibhlis deBarra; Denis P. Long; Catherine McCarthy; Helen Donovan; Billy McCarthy; Maria Lopez; Nicholas Hennessy; John Connolly; Liam Foley; John Collins; Jack Byrne; Thomas McCarthy; Rev John Farris; Brother Higgins; Mary Healy; Helen Prout; Eddie Daly; Alan Kennefick; Kay Dunne; George Glendon; Colin Rynne:
, Interviewers: Stephen Hunter (16); Caroline Crowley (4); Caroline Cronin (3); Lorraine Cahalane (1); Catherine Fray (1); Valarie Kelly-Curtain (1); Liam Hurley (1); Martin O'Mahony (1):

If the Stones Could Speak: More Stories of Cork’s Built Heritage (2015)

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9 interviews with 8 people    This film project created the sequel to the 2013 CFP film ‘If the Walls Could Talk’.  9 audio interviews were carried…

Contributors: Interviewees: Patrick Walsh; Geraldine Healy; Maud Cotter; Roger "Ronnie" Herlihy;Fritz Spengeman; Sean Moraghan; Aisling Byron; Denise Gabuzda; Michael Lenihan:, Interviewers: Mark Wilkins (9); Annmarie McIntyre (3):

Stonemason Oral History Project

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This collection consists of 14 interviews with 12 people (11 male stonemasons and one female family member). It was carried out between November 2015…

Contributors: Interviewer: Michael Moore, Interviewees: Murty O'Sullivan; Jim Fahy; Joe Fahy; John Steele; Dan Jones; Joseph Fahy; Mary O'Sullivan; Jack Johnson; Mary O'Sullivan; Thomas Lysaght; Patrick Varian; Patrick Cooney; Tom McCarthy; Edward Buckley.

HSE Orthopaedic Hospital Oral History Project (d'Orthopaedic)


This collection project was a collaboration between the CFP and the Cork North Community Work Department, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Health…

Contributors: Interviewees: Noel Dempsey; Breda McNamara; Breda McShane; Maura O'Connell; Mary O'Sullivan; John Curtin; Peter Sargent; Tony Fitzgerald; Loraine Twomey;, Interviewers: Joanne McNamara (8 Interviews): Kieran Murphy (1 Interview)

The Cork Memory Map Collection

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A place-based interviewing project exploring everyday life in Cork City, with excerpts disseminated on a series of online digital maps. In 2010, the…

Contributors: Interviewees: Breda Sheehan (2 Interviews); Geraldine Healy: Johnny 'Chris' Kelleher; Marie Crean; James 'Jim' Mckeon; Brenda Twomey (RA); Breda St Leger; Pat Speight (1 Audio, 1 Video); Sean Lane; Pat O'Brien (O'Leary); Eileen Jones; Pat Saville; Noel Magnier; Mary Marshall; Paddy Marshall; Denis Murphy: Helen Prout (2 Interviews); Donie Walsh; Margaret Newman (4 Interviews); Kevin Leahy; Marie Finn; Pádraig Ó'Horgáin; Michael O Connell; Mary Sheehy; Bernie McLoughlin; Derrick Gerety; Peggy Kelleher; Sandra Byrne (RA); Noreen Cronin; Liam Ó h-Uigín (2 Interviews); Nicole Meacle; Una Lyons; Helen Goulding; Bernard Casey; Dragan Tomas; Pete Newman (Duffy); Brenda Stillwell; Creena O'Connell; Joseph Lane; Mary Montgomery McConville; Michael (Mick) O'Callaghan; Phil Corcoran; Thomas Jones (2 Interviews); Patricia (Pat) McCarthy; Fergal Crowley; Pat O'Brien; Tony McGillicuddy; Alice Delay; Barry Murphy; Patrick Fitzgerald, Interviewers: Breda Sheehan (6 Interviews); Gráinne McGee (7 Interviews); Cliona O'Carroll (12 Interviews); Stephen Dee (3 Interviews); Geraldine Healy (2 Interviews); Michael Daly; Helen Kelly (6 Interviews); Gearoid Ó'Donnell (6 Interviews); Tom Doig (2 Interviews) John Elliot (3 Interviews); Alvina Cassidy; Eanna Heavey: Majella Murphy; Mark Wilkins; Richard Clare; Louise Ahern; Ian Stephenson; Annmarie McIntyre;

LGBT Collection


The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) collection was launched and created in August 2014 by Stephen Dee and Dermot Casey, researchers at the…

Contributors: Interviewees: Derrick Gerrety; Eddie Kay; Christine Browne; Stephen Dee; Dermot Casey; Padraig McCarthy; Clive Davis; Finbarr Kiely; Ken Curtin; Paul McAllister; Jonathan Neville; Tara Whelan; Edmund Lynch; Tony Doherty; Cathal Kerrigan; Barra O’Donnabhain, Interviewers: Alvina Cassidy; Stephen Dee; Dermot Casey

Landscapes of Memory


In 2017 CFP Project Manager Tomás Mac Conmara secured funding to undertake a collaborative oral history project with the University of Massachusetts…

Contributors: Interviewer: Kieran Murphy., Interviewees: Liam Ó hUigín; Tom Spalding; Pádraig Ó Duinnín; Daniel Tanner:

The Ballyphehane Oral History Project


In June 2016 Contact was made by the Ballyphehane 1916 Centenary Commemoration Committee with the Cork Folklore Project to establish an oral history…

Contributors: Interviewees: Hilary Lyons; Arthur Walker Snr; John Chute; Marie McAllen (with contribution from Liam Ohúigín); Elizabeth 'Lizzie' O'Sullivan; Tom Falvey; Kieran Edwards & Noreen Crowley

Interviewers: James Furey; Arnie O'Connell; David McCarthy;

Cork’s Main Streets Collection

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This collection of eight interviews concentrates on Cork City’s historic spine, North and South Main Streets. These streets link the island of the…

Contributors: Interviewees: Erin O'Brien; Rosarii Comber; John O'Leary; Liam Ohiugin; Tom Spalding; Noreen Hanover; Michael Creedon; Patrick Leader;

, Interviewers: Aisling Byron; Tara Arpaia; Dermot Casey; Stephen Dee; Margaret Steele; Mark Wilkins;



In 1996-1997, researcher Stephen Hunter interviewed a range of musicians, family members and one author on their memories of the ‘showband era’ in…

Contributors: Interviewees: Seán Lucy; Terry McCarthy; Tommy Rooney; Pat Nolan; Vincent Power; Frances McCarthy; Betty O’Mahony., Interviewer: Stephen Hunter

Cork 2005 Project

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The Cork 2005 Project was carried out and funded as part of Cork’s tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2005. Building on the theme ‘City of…

Contributors: Interviewees: Billy McCarthy; Mary O'Driscoll; Eileen Claffey; Noreen Hanover; Marie-Annick Desplanques; Marcus Bale; Isabelle Sheridan; Liz Steiner-Scott; Avreimi Rot; Rob Stafford; Balaska O Donoghue; Andy Hawkins; Kay O'Carroll; Emeka Ikebuasi; Mícheál Ó Geallabháin; Noreen Geaney; Stefan Wulff; Karina Abdoulbaneeva; Musa Gunes; Robert Fourie; Tony Henderson; Yossi Valdman; Brigid Carmody; Mary O'Sullivan; Vitaliy Mahknanov; Michael O'Flynn; Dr. Mahbub Akhter; David Walker; Dearbhla Kelleher; Patricia Manresa; Stephen Wimpenny; Adam Skotarczak; Lode Vermeulen; Owen (homeless); Geoffrey D'Souza; Aimee Setter; Tim O'Brien; Alan Botan:

Interviewers: Jennifer Butler; Lee Cassidy; Sean Claffey; Diane Hoppe; Dolores Horgan; John Mehegan; Clíona O’Carroll; Mary O’Driscoll; Noel O’Shaughnessy: Frances Quirke.