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

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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 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 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 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.

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Jim explains when and why he joined An Garda Siochana, where he trained, and where he was first stationed.

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.

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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…
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