John Coffey speaks of his working life. He was first a rent collector with his father, which required him to travel a lot on his bike. He also discusses his job in Killarney as a welfare officer with the local council
Maura tells us about the first job she had after leaving school. She tells us about her husband and that she left work after marrying, like most other women, and raised a family. We are told about her grandchildren and her own grandparents. The…
Jackie begins by telling of his siblings emigrating. He continues by talking about his major health scare and emphasises how lucky he is to be alive. Photograph courtesy of Deirdre Kerins. It is a picture Jackie's nephew painted of Jackie on his…
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.
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.
Donal discusses the issue of respect and how it doesn't automatically come with the uniform. He also recalls an incident early in his career where a colleague was murdered.
Small mention to the topic of pay and job stability.
Donal speaks about his different roles during his time in the Garda Siochana, up to his retirement in 2007.
He describes his first impressions of Blarney and what influenced his decision to return to the village.