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CFP_SR00197_odonovan_1998_DIS.mp3
Mary is an elderly woman who recalls her life history. She feels that her memory is not so good, but she clearly recalls personal rather than more general events. Mary was born (circa 1901) in Sarsfield Terrace. Her aunt was ‘a lady’s companion’ to…

CFP_SR00242_odriscoll_1998_DIS.mp3
Born in the 1920s Kathleen (Kitty) O’Driscoll recalls memories of the Coal Quay and its vicinity. She remembers shops including Mrs Twomeys and Mrs Punch’s. Speaks of the shawls worn by the women there. She also mentions Andy Gaw a well-known Cork…

CFP_PH00706_Higgisson_2019 Sean outside Grattan Street.jpg
Sean grew up by the Lough in Cork city and spent holidays in Ardmore. Describes his family home and memories of his grandparents. Talks about playing football and the game Red Rover as a child. His mother was not allowed to keep her job in the public…

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Liam Ó h-Uigín 1-1.jpg
Liam grew up on Henry Street in The Marsh and recalls playing football on Grattan Street which was busy and full of activity with businesses, pubs, shops a fire station, barber shops and tenements. He discusses some shops and games in more…

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Joe recalls the dispensary on Grattan Street, its waiting room and the names of the doctors who worked there. He describes in detail his visit there to get a vaccination as a child. Discusses medical treatments administered at home by his mother…

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‘Mary’ grew up on a farm in county Limerick, part of which was rented to a mental hospital to be worked by patients. By interacting with these patients she quickly learned who you could trust and who you couldn’t. Mentions her brother’s physical and…

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