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John Turrell (b. 1950)  and Jane Whitaker

John Turrell (b. 1950) and Jane Whitaker

Wicklow and Dublin

2009

 

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In 2006, work by archaeologists began on the excavation of a unique site on the south east portion of Ballykean bog, south of Daingean, Co. Offaly. In 2004, the site was discovered by a team of archaeologists while fieldwalking the bog. Archaeologist Jane Whitaker was present on site on the day this recording was compiled. She was there on behalf of the Archaeological Survey of Ireland, which is part of the Department of the Environment. On the day of the recording, the site was about to be closed, having been excavated since 2006. Jane Whitaker introduces John Turrell, the archaeologist who is the director and licence holder at the site. He has been in charge of the site since 2006, and has the responsibility of writing up the excavation report. Both archaeologists describe the site of a large habitation, which measures 22 metres in diameter and is surrounded by palisade posts and has an internal house structure – a crannóg style building in a bog environment. It dates from between 600-700 AD. Garret Sheehan, a well known archaeologist who has carried out over 200 surveys on the bogs since 1999, explains that this site is the most exciting and fascinating of them all.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 10.95 MB, 8.63 MB, 12.55 MB, 11.96 MB, 8.85 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-27
Subject: A crannóg unearthed
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length:


John O’Riordan (b. 1918)

John O’Riordan (b. 1918)

Kilbrin, Co. Cork

 

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Local historian Seamus Neenan makes the introduction to retired farmer John O’Riordan, whose family have farmed the land at Kilbrin for generations. The conversation ranges far and wide as John articulates his clear memories of earlier days. He speaks of thatching and the materials used, the dairy, the butter making and the creamery, the fair days, and he traces many local families and discusses their occupations. John recounts an extraordinary story about his mother’s refusal to pay the rent collector, as a gesture of solidarity with other local families during the Land Wars. This resulted in real anxiety and dread for the family, but as a good relationship had been established with the local Royal Irish Constabulary due to the supply by the O’Riordan family of free milk to the policemen, no real action was taken against them. Fieldnames, local poets, pattern days and the dread of the onset of tuberculosis were all discussed on this valuable recording.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 15.73 MB, 6.55 MB, 6.13 MB, 7.28 MB, 30.89 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-16
Subject: Local farming traditions
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 72:52


Peggy Reen (née Kerrisk) (part 1)

Peggy Reen (née Kerrisk) (part 1)

Millstreet, Co. Cork

 

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Peggy Reen was recorded at her home in Millstreet, where she recalled days of turmoil and peace, days of sunshine and showers. She began the recording by describing her earliest days growing up in Barraduff near Killarney where she was cared for by her grandparents, as both her parents worked as nurses in the psychiatric hospital in Killarney. Her paternal grandmother (O’Mahony), who was born in 1814 and died aged 104, would sit by the open fire, as she smoked a pipe and related tales of the famine times to her young granddaughter. She heard about the evictions of the 1830s and 1840s and the effects of the Famine on the local people. Peggy was educated in Killarney and at the age of 19 she emigrated to New York for some years. Before she left Killarney, she had made the acquaintance of a young man, Frank Reen, who was serving his apprenticeship in O’Donoghue’s pharmacy. He had taken up employment in Galway on Peggy’s return, and the young couple became engaged. In order to save some money for their future life together, Peggy decided to return to New York to work for a short while and when she returned again, the couple were married and began their lives together in Millstreet, County Cork.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 20.03 MB, 4.37 MB, 6.33 MB, 14.64 MB, 24.11 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-27
Subject: The oral tradition
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 72:19


Denis Hayes (part 1)

Denis Hayes (part 1)

Kilkenny

2011

 

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Track 1: Denis was born in 1915 in Glandore, west Cork. He discusses the maternal side of his family, the O’Sullivans, who had a public house in the village, which also sold hardware and groceries. His father was a naval officer in the First World War. He describes his days in the National School for Industry, in Leap. Track 2: A discussion on the Ascendancy families in the area, and the relationship between Protestants and Catholics in the area. Track 3: Anecdotal stories about the Black and Tans, the fishing, farming and mining families in the locality. Track 4: In 1936, joining the Forestry Service, after his short teaching career in Dunmanway. Track 5: The different locations he was transferred to during the Emergency period. Track 6: Recalling the family-run sawmills in the midlands, the cutting and carting of large trees from the estates of landed gentry and the planting of fire trees in the 1950s. He recalls a meeting in Shannonbridge held by the Land Commission, attended by Oliver Flanagan. Finally, he discusses his memories of the Eucharistic Congress in 1932, and de Valera’s visit to West Cork.


Number of files: 7
File size(s): 9.41 MB, 13.03 MB, 8.40 MB, 15.10 MB, 18.02 MB, 10.03 MB, 10.81 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork Theatrical Collection
Product ID: CDCKCY02-35
Subject: Memories of west Cork and the Forestry Commission
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 74:01


Grania O'Brien

Grania O'Brien

Whitegate, Co. Clare

 

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Grania O'Brien is a direct descendant of the O'Brien clan of Thomond. She has many interesting and fascinating stories to tell in this interview in Whitegate, Co. Clare.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 42.99 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-03
Subject: The history of the O'Brien clan.
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 47:03


Thomas Conneely

Thomas Conneely

Innisheer, Co. Galway

 

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An 87-year old farmer from Innisheer, one of the Aran Islands in County Galway. Thomas Conneely's love for the island can be seen through his work of stonewall making and land creation. We toured the island and spoke about the geology of the island, fishing traditions, the holy well, women's involvement through craft work, knitting, spinning and cooking.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 55.30 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-39
Subject: The Aran Island of Innisheer, Co. Galway, and a way of life gone forever
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 60:32


Don Scanlon (part 2)

Don Scanlon (part 2)

Ennis, Co. Clare

September 2002

 

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A very descriptive account of how people lived on a once thriving island, about half a century ago.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 61.30 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, second series
Product ID: CDCL02-05
Subject: Growing up on Scattery Island
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 64:00


Susie Queally (age 92)

Susie Queally (age 92)

Finore, Co. Clare

February 2003

 

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Growing up in Finore with memories of the Aran islanders staying in her house. She also talks about the customs and beliefs of the local people.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 60.94 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Clare county, second series
Product ID: CDCL02-39
Subject: Life on the Clare coast
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 67:00


Martin (aged 96) and Babe McEnery

Martin (aged 96) and Babe McEnery

December 2002

 

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Martin's memories of Horse Island, moving to the mainland, and continuing the family tradition of farming.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 60.60 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, second series
Product ID: CDCL02-42
Subject: Growing up on Horse Island
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 66:00


Sean McGrath (part 3)

Sean McGrath (part 3)

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

October 2006

 

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Sean discusses in great detail one of Eamon de Valera's visits to County Clare. A description of how politics impinged on the lives of the local farmers can also be heard.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 39.27 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Clare county, third series
Product ID: CDCL03-03
Subject: The Fenian movement, land agitation and the Troubles after 1916
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 42:59


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