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  • Collection: Life and Society in Cork City

Part 6_ Moving on and changing times.mp3
Grace gives a description of what it was like working in O'Donovan's in the later years. She talks of the shop closing and moving on as Cork changes.

Part 10_ Religion and differences times .mp3
Mary speaks of her religion in childhood and teenage years and the influence of her mother on them. She goes on talk of her own religious views now.

Part 9_ Illness in the family.mp3
Mary speaks about illness in Cork City in her childhood as well as her mother's illness. It was hard for her family to cope when they lost their family GP who treated her mother well.

Part 11_ Regrets and life now.mp3
Mary describes her one regret in life was not moving on further in school, and not being able to go back. Overall, she describes her happy life.

Part 8_ Emigration.mp3
Mary speaks briefly on her family experience with emigration

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Part 7_ Growing up and changes in social life.mp3
Mary talks about childhood, growing up and play. As she grew up, she speaks on going to dances as a teenager

Part 6_ From Comfort to a little regression.mp3
Mary describes her life building a family of her own, and her husband's business.

Part 5_ Marriage & moving to self-employment.mp3
Mary speaks of getting married, the social norms associated with it and her husband's work

Part 4_ Better work.mp3
Mary speaks of working in Dunlop's, the gender differences, and their Union Representatives. She also describes the perception of the representatives, and opportunity in Dunlop's

Part 3_ Moving On and better living.mp3
Mary talk of her job in-between work of sewing before moving from the Hanover to Dunlop's working as an inspector. With her father back to work, the family were getting on better.

Part 2_ First Job.mp3
Mary speaks about getting work, her first job, the working life and conditions in Hanover. She also briefly touches on her continued education.

Part 11_ Social life of Cork City.mp3
Grace ends our interview with speaking a little more about the popular activities of social life for Cork City's young people as she was growing up, and how she did not take part in as much as others.

Part 10_ Regrets, views life then and now.mp3
Graces talks briefly on past regrets and her satisfaction with life. She also describes how she perceives the differences in Cork from when she was a child and how children are now in the city.

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Part 9_ Illness and effects of emmigration.mp3
Grace discusses her childhood illness of asthma and how it may have effected her behavior in life. She goes on to mention her interaction with illnesses in Cork as a young teen. Grace talks about the effects emigration had on her life and that of her…

Part 8_ Mother's life and religion.mp3
Grace discusses her mother's life in more detail and the difficulties she faced without growing up without her parents for her early years. Grace talks about how her mother's open mindedness reflected on herself, especially regards to religion.

Part 7_ relationships and independence.mp3
Grace talks about her friendships and romantic relationships, how she never got married and why she did not want to lose her independence. She speaks of how she preferred to on her own.

Part 5_ Social life and changes in O'Donovans .mp3
Grace discusses what social life had been like for her in Cork in the late '40s and through the '50s. She also describes the changes in O'Donovan's over the years as modernity pushes to develop Ireland.

Part 4_ Wages and Unions and working lives of other women.mp3
Graces discusses her job in O'Donovan's Provisions in detail. She speaks of the wages for various staff, the unions they were a part of, and how they compared to other stores.

Part 3_ School to starting out at work.mp3
Grace moves from difference of at school between boys and girls, and the differences between rich and not as wealthy. She then talks about starting off working in a prestigious shop within the heart of Cork City.
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