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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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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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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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David talks about the history and use of Christchurch and the adjoining Triskel arts centre.
He describes the Siege of Cork in the 1690s when the church was badly damaged.
He relates the story of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, who kidnapped Quaker heiress…

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Clive talks about his experience coming out as a gay man. He comments about helping others with their difficulties or with coming out but regretting that once out he would never see them again.
He talks about the role and history of The Other Place,…

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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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