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Part 2.mp3
Jim discusses the sports he played, the levels of respect shown to him, and how a career with the Gardai was a career for life.

Part 3.mp3
Jim tells us when he came to Blarney, what the current Garda set-up was like, the process of becoming a detective, and the lack of counselling services available to Gardaí at the time.

Part 4.mp3
Jim gives his first impressions of Blarney, of the new facilities now in place, and talks about the importance of the role of the Gardaí in the community. He also mentions the more recent cutbacks, and the effect they had on groups of people such as…

Part 5.mp3
Jim discusses his retirement, his time in UCC, looking back over his career with mention to some incidents in which he was involved with, and gives advice to young people looking to join the force.

Phil Spellman Interview Part 1.mp3
Phil Spellman talks about her early life and education before entering university. She delves into the requirements for entering the School of Medicine in UCC in the 1940s.

Phil Spellman Interview Part 2.mp3
Phil Spellman talks about the social life at university and the various outlets that the students had to socialise with their peers.

Phil Spellman Interview Part 3.mp3
Phil Spellman speaks about the accommodation and academic aspects of life as a medical student in UCC, as well as her early experience as a trainee doctor working with some of Cork’s poor families.

Phil Spellman Interview Part 4.mp3
Phil Spellman talks about her working life after university where she emigrated to England and the United States only to return to Ireland where she spent most of her working life.

Part 1.mp3
Kathleen talks about her early life and her education prior to university. She describes the requirements necessary for entrance into Medicine in the 1940s and the process of applying.

Part 2.mp3
Kathleen describes daily life in university, describing the Ladies’ Club where women would congregate in between lectures and the interactions between the sexes in University.

Part 3.mp3
Kathleen provides us with a picture of the social norms and conventions present in UCC such as public houses being exclusively male environments. She further reflects on the opportunity she possessed in going to college through her social class.

Part 4.mp3
Kathleen describes the various social outlets available to women in the university at this time. She makes particular note of the organised dances that were held for the students on Sunday nights and how they formed the focal point of her social…

Part 5.mp3
In this segment, Kathleen touches upon the nature of both studying for, and participating in, exams in university at this time. She also describes the status of women doctors in Ireland at the time.

John Coffey Childhood.mp3
John talks about growing up in the 1920's. He discussed his childhood, school, and social conditions.

Work.mp3
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

Family.mp3
John discusses his family life. He talks about how emigration and religion factored in his family. Also, he mentions the type of social life that existed when he was growing up.

Whyte Part 2.mp3
School's ethos. Charitable interests. How academic success spills over onto the rugby pitch.

Whyte Part 1.mp3
Understanding the personal importance of P.B.C to a past pupil and current principal. Background of the role of rugby in the school.

Mr. Sheehan.WAV
The influence of P.B.C on professional rugby. Coaching and playing.

Hegarty Pt 1.mp3
A fantastic insight into the golden era of rugby at P.B.C.
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