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Tom speaks about how he was born on Bandon Road. On moving to and growing up on Killeenreendowney Avenue and then Pearse Road in Ballyphehane. The primary school in Glasheen. Activities such as walking the Lee Fields. Playing hurling with the Barrs.…

Padraig O’Horgain (Pat Horgan) was born in Church Street in 1951. His father was a Republican and was interned in Britain between 1939 and 1946. His father later worked at Cork Harbour.
O’Gorman’s hat factory and other businesses were cited in the…

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Michael was born in the 1950s and grew up in Farranferris Ave below the Church of the Redemption in Farranree. He came from a family of 13 children. He was a student at the North Mon. His mother was a great GAA fan and a sporting person who played…

Kay was born in 1942, in Friars Road, Turners Cross. Her mother died when she was a toddler and she went to live with her grandmother and was afterwards raised by her aunt, before moving back to the family home when she was about 12 years old. She…

John talks about his early life, growing up on the northside in Knapps square, attending school in Easons Hill and being involved in pipe bands.

John Connolly describes John F. Kennedy's visit to Cork.
He talks about Christy Ring and Cork GAA and the atmosphere of match day.
John also talks a bout some childhood games. He mentions a holy well in Failhill called Fahy's Well.

Brother Higgins describes his childhood and praises his education at the North Mon school. He later became a teacher at the school, and he comments on education and on religious life.
Brother Higgins (born circa 1956) grew up in Madden’s Buildings,…

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Billy, a one-time Cork Folklore Project member of staff and long-term collaborator, was born in Cork in 1941 and grew up with his six siblings in Quaker Road. His mother was born in Cork and his father came from Dunmanway. Billy attended St Marie’s…
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