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Part 2_ Education & Community & father's work.mp3
Grace talks about her early education near the Lough and the sense of community she had growing up. She also speaks of her father's jobs when she was growing up.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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Joan talks about meeting her future husband.

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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.

Donal O'Donovan Interview, Part 1..mp3
Donal answers when and why he joined An Garda Siochana, referring to the selection process and how he dealt with living away from home for the first time.

Donal O'Donovan Interview, Part 2..mp3
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 O'Donovan Interview Part 3.mp3
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.

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Donal O'Donovan Interview, Part 4.mp3
Donal gives his thoughts on the levels of crime in Blarney during his time stationed here, and holds it in comparison to other areas in the country.
He also recalls some of the more morbid moments of his career, referencing a number of crime…

Donal O'Donovan Interview, Part 5..mp3
Donal explains the role of the Gardaí in the local community, comparing those living in the areas they serve, and those in larger cities.
He discusses his job as sergeant, recent cutbacks in the force, and his own retirement, and also offers some…

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