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Pete Newman (also known as Pete Duffy) was born in 1945. He grew up in Orrery Road off Cathedral Road. His relatives came from Broad Lane and moved up to Gurranabraher.
Cyclists going up Shandon Street used to hold on to the back of buses, which…

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Liam grew up in Henry Street during the 1940s. He talks about the marshes of Cork and Pike’s Marsh, named after a Quaker merchant family.
He recalls the practice of adding “a” to the end of some placenames, such as Pana for Patrick Street. There…

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Dragan came to Cork to work, from Dublin. He found Cork a mellow, friendly place. Dragan on arriving in Cork lived on Shandon street. He found it difficult to understand the Cork accent. He worked as a photographer.

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Dearbhla is from Ballyvolane . She is interested in music and drama and has appeared in several productions. Her father was from Sheare’s Street, and she briefly relates some of his childhood escapades.
She talks about going out socialising and the…

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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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