Alison Morley: Family Life, German Measles

Title

Alison Morley: Family Life, German Measles

Subject

Life History:

Description

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 her personal memories of growing up in Cork. Her descriptions include: her first day at school at Scoil Mhuire in Mayfield, secondary school at South Presentation on Douglas Street, going on the hop-on nice days to Lee Fields, first Holy Communion and being a teenager having her first boyfriend.

Date

13 May 1998

Identifier

CFP_SR00199_morley_1998

Coverage

Cork, Ireland, 1970s-1990s

Relation

Alison's story was included in our 'Catching Stories' project on infectious diseases. https://corkfolklore.org/health/german-measles-/-rubella

Source

Cork Folklore Project Audio Archive

Rights

Cork Folklore Project

Language

English

Type

Sound

Format

2 .wav files

Interviewee

Interviewer

Duration

62min 19sec

Location

NCE Ltd, Sunbeam Industrial Estate, Mallow Road, Cork

Original Format

Cassette

Citation

Cork Folklore Project , “Alison Morley: Family Life, German Measles,” accessed June 28, 2022, https://corkfolklore.org/archivecatalolgue/document/191.