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Harris M.S. Miller (b. 1918)

Harris M.S. Miller (b. 1918)

2009

 

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When Todd Andrews took responsibility for C.I.E., he rang “Dusty” Miller and informed him that he was to go to America and Canada on a promotional tour in his place. He recalls his very successful trip on that occasion and the great interest in Bord na Móna and its work. In 1966, in a change of career direction following some disillusionment with Bord na Móna, “Dusty” worked on a three year project as deputy director to Professor Paddy Lynch on a study of Irish technical colleges. He then set up the Irish Science Council and later worked for four years with the Investment Bank of Ireland. The last segment of his most interesting working life was spent in the Irish subsidiary of the French company, Total Oil.


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File size(s): 12.49 MB, 13.67 MB, 4.66 MB, 7.21 MB, 11.50 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-12
Subject: A varied and colourful career: former technical development supervisor, Bord Na Móna (part 2)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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John Joe Kavanagh (b. 1935)  (part 1)

John Joe Kavanagh (b. 1935) (part 1)

Kilshanny, Mallow, Co. Cork

 

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John Joe Kavanagh is a retired school teacher who taught at Dromahane for 30 years. He is a native of Brandon Creek in West Kerry, and has an amazing store of knowledge about his native place. On a tour of his adopted locality, the recording begins at Kilshanny Church of Ireland Churchyard where the old headstones are examined and the old families recalled. The meaning of the placename is explained as is the lore of the local saint. Next stop on the tour is at Carraig Bower, the seat of the Bolsters, who were millers, and who are recalled here. John Joe paid tribute to the late Daniel Healy, a local man who passed on his great knowledge of the families and the traditions of the area.


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File size(s): 8.61 MB, 12.80 MB, 17.75 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-11
Subject: Local history
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 42:54


Paddy Brosnan

Paddy Brosnan

April 2003

 

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Paddy recalls his life as a schoolteacher in rural County Kerry.


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File size(s): 55.11 MB
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Audio series: Cork county (Duhallow), third series
Product ID: CDCK03-42
Subject: The rural schools of the southwest
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 60:00


Mary Rohan (part 3)

Mary Rohan (part 3)

 

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This recording begins with Mary Rohan’s account of the political situation in Ireland after the formation of the Free State and her career in secondary teaching in the Ursuline Convent in Limerick city. She discusses how difficult it was at that time for a lay person to get a teaching job because of the great number of teaching nuns. Mary describes her happy social life enjoyed in the company of her best friend, Eithne Brennan (mother of politicians Mary O’Rourke and the late Brian Lenihan Senior). Her next position as a teacher was at the Presentation Convent in Thurles, where she had the good fortune to meet GAA founder, Dr Croke. Her next place of employment was in Clontarf, in North County Dublin for most of the 1930s, at the beginning of World War II. She gives a very interesting account of her own interpretation of the personalities of Hitler and Churchill at that time.


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File size(s): 63.21 MB
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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-13
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Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan  (part 2)

Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan (part 2)

 

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Both Humphrey Twomey and Pat Holohan recall their careers as teachers, and the changes which they have witnessed in the curriculum and in the methods of teaching. They discuss the post-war years in Cork city, and a movement involving people who were liberal in their views, and an intellectual grouping including Seamus Murphy, Daithi Collins, Sean Hendricks, Louis Marcus and Sean and Geraldine Neeson and John A. Murphy would meet in the Palace Bar in MacCurtain Street. They derived from another group with enormous influence in the town, which included Daniel Corkery, Alfred O’Rahilly, Frank O’Connor and Sean O’Faolain. The conversation then switches to a description of the real importance of the imported choirmasters who were employed in the city in former times.


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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-18
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Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Sister Berchmans (Bridie Murphy)

Sister Berchmans (Bridie Murphy)

 

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Bridie Murphy grew up in Church Street, Abbeyfeale in West Limerick. She has very happy memories of the people and places in the town, and her own days in the local school, after which she joined the Presentation Sisters on September 7 1935, at Presentation Convent in Turners Cross, where she was to spend the rest of her life. She speaks about the Order, and the rules and regulations set down for the nuns. In 1939, she was afforded the opportunity to pursue a teaching career and studied at University College Cork (UCC). It is interesting to hear her speak about how protected the nuns were in those days. In 1969 she won a scholarship, which gave her the opportunity to go to Rome. She describes the difficulties she encountered during her time in trying to get permission from the Reverend Mother to further her teaching career. Sr Berchman has many anecdotes and stories about the years she spent in South Presentation Convent. She ended the recording by singing a lovely song which she learned from her brother Tim, who was a priest in Rome.


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File size(s): 50.24 MB
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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-19
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Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Brother Matthew Feheney

Brother Matthew Feheney

 

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Born near Askeaton, County Limerick, Brother Matthew Feheney’s interest in local history was fostered there during his early years and he has written much about the area. This recording focuses initially on tracing his own family roots. He recalls joining the Presentation Brothers, having completed his studies at Irish College. His first appointment was to Mardyke House, where he remained from 1954 to 1959. The following 16 years he spent in Trinidad, where he did a Masters degree in Education. He describes how the small school in which he worked competed with the larger colleges and proved successful in competitions and examinations. He speaks at length about the evolvement of the educational system in Ireland. He describes working for a doctorate on the history of the education of Irish children in London at the end of the nineteenth century, while he was staying at the Presentation Brothers’ house in London. This is indeed a most informative recording.


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File size(s): 67.32 MB
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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-24
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Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Brother Benildus Fenton (part 1)

Brother Benildus Fenton (part 1)

 

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Brother Benildus was greatly involved with many of the schools in the County of Cork. He worked in Greenmount School, St Joseph’s School, Presentation Brothers in Cork, and retired back to Turner’s Cross, where he had begun his teaching career. This recording provides glimpses of many of his experiences in each of these places. He describes the ways in which the Presentation Brothers created opportunities for students to get employment after leaving school. He also speaks about the way of life of a Presentation Brother – the commitments involved, their role in life and also his observations on education as he experienced it over the last half-century.


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File size(s): 51.86 MB
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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-25
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Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Brother Benildus Fenton (part 2)

Brother Benildus Fenton (part 2)

 

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In this recording Brother Benildus recalls the huge influence held by the Presentation Brothers, and his own input into organising groups of Brothers on holiday trips abroad in the early seventies. He recalls their very first trip, a camping trip to Scotland, and he speaks at great length about their experiences abroad. 1994 was the 150th anniversary of the death of their founder, Brother Ignatius Rice, and Brother Benildus’s memorable trip to the Vatican on that occasion is described. He discusses the major role that the Presentation Brothers have played in the past in Irish education, and the role that they would hope to play into the future.


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File size(s): 33.18 MB
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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-26
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Rosalie Moloney

Rosalie Moloney

 

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Rosalie Moloney grew up in Ballincollig where both her parents were teachers in the local school. In this recording, she speaks about her time in UCC, where she graduated with an B.A. and in 1974 she took up a teaching position with St Angela’s College run by the Ursulines. With her extensive knowledge of local history through her membership of the Cork Historical Society, she recalls the interesting history of the house. She outlines the arrival of the Ursuline nuns from Blackrock, first to 29 Patrick’s Hill, where they opened their doors as a school in 1887. She points out that one of the first pupils was Mary Ryan, one of the first females in these islands to take up a position as a lecturer at a university and the first female professor in these islands. One of the school extensions was used to help pupils get to university and another to train secondary teachers. Rosalie, now Principal of St Angela’s, talks about the challenging times ahead as schools integrate non-nationals into the system.


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Audio series: Cork city, first series
Product ID: CDCKCY01-27
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