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.
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.
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…
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.
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 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…