Places

This section is under construction

Whenever people remember health and ill health, places are mentioned: whether these are sanatoria, health centres, the home or certain institutions that were well-known in relation to certain diseases. This section will be expanded upon as we collect and interview, but some tasters of existing place-centred work with a health focus in the CFP’s ‘back catalogue’ are linked below.

‘I Went Down To The North Infirmary’

This is a 30-minute documentary film produced in collaboration with Frameworks Films, which retraces the history and collective memories surrounding Cork’s North Infirmary. Using archive photographs, video footage and interviews with former employees, patients and those strongly connected with the hospital, 'I Went Down To The North Infirmary' tells the story of the once vibrant hospital with humour and poignancy. You can watch a three-minute excerpt of the film here.

The HSE Orthopaedic Hospital Oral History Project (d’Orthopaedic)

This collection project, consisting of 9 oral history interviews carried out in 2017, was a collaboration between the CFP and the Cork North Community Work Department, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Health Services Executive, on the occasion of the development of St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Gurranabraher, as a Primary Care Centre. This hospital was know throughout Cork City as 'd'Orthopaedic'.

You can read the collection-level description and browse individual interview entries in the CFP catalogue:

https://corkfolklore.org/archivecatalolgue/collections/show/10