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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
John 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 and…

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…
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