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Tommy Rooney was born in 1931. He was reared in Crosshaven and was the eldest of nine. His father’s family were from Dublin. He joined the army in 1945 at the age of 14 and remained in the service for 12 years. He played music during some of that…

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Noel Keohane grew up in the area around Gardiner's Hill on the North side of Cork city, and describes the surrounding area of his youth including Kiely's Field. He mentions places and people, including Gardaí, as well as childhood games, sports…

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Hillary Lyons (nee Hayes) Originally from Fr Dominic Road Ballyphahane, first discusses her maternal grandparents and how they came to live in the city from Kilfinin. Her grandmother worked in Pitman training and her grandfather was a bookkeeper.…

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