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Rosarii Comber is a pharmacist at North Gate Pharmacy, a business that has been in her family since 1964. She begins the interview discussing some of the history of the building – that families would have lived above the business and that at one…

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Patrick Leader gives the history of Leader’s shop on North Main Street. He discusses the ups and downs of North Main Street over generations and provides his views on challenges facing the street during the recession. He talks about local characters…

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Noreen Hanover was born in 1950 and grew up in the South Main Street area until 1975. Her family would have done most of their shopping on South Main Street and she relates the character of the shops there, their different purposes, as well as what…

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Michael Creedon relates some of the history pertaining to Bradley's, a 4th generation shop established in 1850 on North Main Street. He discusses the changes that have taken place during that time in the area and the importance of supporting local…

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Liam O hUigin grew up on Henry Street in the vicinity of North and South Main Streets in the 1940s and 1950s. He describes the area in great detail, including various changes over the decades. He recalls the many shops along North Main Street and the…

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Kay O’Carroll describes her early life growing up in Gurranabraher giving engaging and colourful detail about childhood games and activities, the community spirit, women’s work, going out to the cinema and show bands as a young woman.

Kay was…

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John talks about the history and present role of Cork’s Vision Centre.
The building was originally St Peter’s Church, completed in 1788, and sold into private hands in 1949, after which it fell into disrepair. It was restored by Cork Corporation and…

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John O’Leary describes life as an insider of the alternative music scene in the 1990s. This interview focuses largely on the clubs (Sir Henry’s on South Main Street), characters, events, and bands throughout this period.

In this interview, John…

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In this interview, Tom Spalding, a local historian and author, discusses his research methods and interests concerning the development of the North and South Main Street area over time. His interest lies primarily in what he calls “street furniture”…

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Erin O’Brien is originally from Nebraska but has lived in Ireland since 1993. She is a planner at the Planning Department at City Hall and she also lives on North Main Street. In this interview, she takes an in-depth look mostly at North Main Street,…
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