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Patrick O'Connor as an Altar Boy at the North Cathedral
Patrick O'Connor grew up on Roman St down the road from North Chapel/Cathedral. He recalls playing in the graveyard of St Annes Shandon. and speaks of childhood games of the time.
He discusses the Polio outbreak in Cork in the 1950s and…

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Pat McCarthy (née Byrnes) is from Shandon Street. She grew up in Mahony’s Terrace, overlooking Pope’s Quay which she knew as the Sand Quay. Her father worked as a lorry driver. She remembers Shandon Street having bakeries and butchers. There were…

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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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