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Paul talks about the challenges of being gay in Ireland, coming out, family reactions and the evolution of social attitudes toward homosexuality in Catholic Ireland. He talks about the club scene in late 1990s Cork and the legalisation of…

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Padraig talks about his experiences as a gay man.
He regrets that his early homosexual encounters were within the cottaging scene. He mentions places and pubs where gay men met. He mentions the Cork word ‘steamer’ used by the general public to…

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Finbarr Kiely describes life in Cork for a gay man through the early ‘70s, the ‘90s up to the present. He recalls first realising that he is gay and how he blends this part of his personal life with social and professional lives. He relates stories…

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Dermot talks about becoming aware that he was different as a child and developing a sense of being gay. He talks about coming out to his parents and then to friends.
He describes entering Cork’s gay scene and social life. A constant theme of his…

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Christine talks about realising she was gay, talking to boys but being attracted to women. Christine speaks about her experience of coming out to her family and friends. Christine also describes her time working in a laundrette, Duds n Suds on…

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Barra was born in Shannon Co. Clare but moved to Cork in the late seventies to attend UCC at a time when the first student gay society was being set up. He had experience of gay life and the emerging gay social scene in Cork and Dublin in the early…
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