Irish Life & Lore – Audio Recordings and Books
Through our decades of work in the compilation of audio recordings and books, thousands of Irish voices from all regions of the country have been captured and archived for the future. We document Irish local, national and social history, along with her unique culture, customs and traditions.
» RECORDINGS RECENTLY COMPILED
Royal Dublin Society Collection - Dr Roy Johnston PhD FInstP CIEI
Donncha Ó Corráin (Irish Medieval History)
John Anthony Brabazon, 15th Earl of Meath
Ann Dalby, grand-daughter of Rev. Robert Cherry, last Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
Walter Curley, American Ambassador to Ireland in the 1970s
The late Heather Callaghan, Fermoy, Co. Cork (one of the first professional Irish jockeys to win a race (Tralee 1960s))
George and Vera Dennison, Kells, Co. Meath (local memories)
Eva Ashe (née Walsh), Dublin (Camron Hosiery)
» 25 recordings have now been compiled and catalogued for the Adare Manor and Village Oral History Collection. The people recorded include Lady Dunraven, Caroline Marchioness of Waterford, Lady Melissa Brooke, Mollie Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, Obbie Waller, Ellen O'Brien, Milo Spillane, Michael Ryan, Lizzie O'Dea, the daughters of butler to the Dunravens, the late Robert Leech, and many others.
» The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections Parts I and II, which is funded by South Dublin, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown and County Kildare Councils and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, was presented to the National Library of Ireland on January 21st 2016.
The Collection is comprised of 245 hour-long audio recordings which were compiled with the sons, daughters, grandchildren and other close relatives of those central to events at Easter 1916. Also included in the project is a 450 page illustrated and indexed volume which provides a synopsis of the content of each of the recordings.
» BATTLE OF THE SOMME
To mark the centenary of 1 July 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme – we have compiled some sound clips from The Irish Country House and the Great War Collection. Listen to these here.