Browse Items (11 total)

Interviewee Michael visiting his sister Irene at Sarsfield Court Sanatorium.
Michael and Theresa are husband and wife and live on Fairhill on the north side of Cork city. Michael is 87 years old and Theresa is 85 years old. In this interview they both talk about their experiences of TB in Cork during the 1940s and the 1950s.…

OShea mass cards.jpg
Memorial cards for brothers Teddie and Charlie O’Shea. Both of whom lost their lives to Spanish flu two weeks apart from each other in 1918.

Teddie and Charlie were from the College Road area of Cork city

CFP00714 Imelda Cunning Vaccinations and the difference from Glasgow.mp3
Imelda Cunning, originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Trained as a podiatrist. Imelda moved to Ireland in 1999. Upon taking her position a podiatrist in Grattan Street medical centre she noticed the difference between her patients in Glasgow and those…

CFP00727 Liam OhÚigin Getting vaccinated.mp3
Liam Ó hUigín grew up on Henry Street in the vicinity of North and South Main Streets in the 1940s and 1950s. In this excerpt, Liam describes his trip to Grattan Street dispensary to get vaccinated.

CFP_PH00642_Morgan.jpg
Mary was born in West Cork near Kilmichael in 1922, her parents were small farmers. Their house and that of her grandmothers were ‘safehouses’ during the war of independence and civil war. In this excerpt, Mary describes how her parents contracted…

CFP00730 Johnny Chris Kelleher TB and Diph.mp3
Johnny Chris was born in 1929 in Fair Lane, later called Wolfe Tone Street. His mother, Mary Margaret Kelleher (1901 - 1970) was married twice; her first husband died of Tuberculosis in 1924. In this excerpt, Johnny tells of his mother being widowed…

Pauline Matthews on  TB in Cork.mp3
Pauline Matthews was born in 1950 in the Ballintemple area of Cork city. When she was an infant her mother contracted tuberculosis and was confined to the chest hospital in Mallow. Shortly afterwards Pauline too contracted the disease leading her to…

CFP00728 Joe Scanlon Tuberculosis Vaccination in the Dispensary Grattan Street.mp3
Joe Scanlon, who grew up near the Grattan Street Medical Centre in Cork City, remembers the centre, and describes receiving the Tuberculosis vaccination at the age of eight. It was nicknamed ‘The Branding Iron’ among the children, and Joe gives a…

CFP00199 Alison Morley Losing sight to German Measles.mp3
Alison Morley, who was interviewed by Lorraine Cahalane in 1998, grew up on the Northside of Cork City. At the very beginning of the interview, she is asked about her earliest memory, and she recalls getting her sight for the first time at the age of…

CFP00311 Sr Marie Collins Death by measlePA.mp3
This excerpt is from Cork Folklore Project Sound Recording CFPSR00311, carried out on 14 June 2000.

Sister Marie Collins was born around 1920 in Limerick, to farming parents, and became a Presentation Sister and a teacher. She attended primary…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2