Irish Life & Lore from Ireland

Through our decades of work in the compilation of audio recordings and books, thousands of Irish voices from all regions of the country have been captured and archived for the future. We document Irish local, national and social history, along with her unique culture, customs and traditions.

 

In February 2012, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported us in the compilation of an oral history collection of interviews relating to the 1916 Rising. Now a further 134 recordings have been added. In all, over 200 people have been recorded. These include children, grandchildren and other close relatives of the revolutionaries of 1916.
In February 2012, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported us in the compilation of an oral history collection of interviews relating to the 1916 Rising. Now a further 134 recordings have been added. In all, over 200 people have been recorded. These include children, grandchildren and other close relatives of the revolutionaries of 1916.
In the audio collection of Witnesses to Independence (previously known as ‘Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath - Echoes from History’) and this accompanying book, Maurice O'Keeffe and Jane O'Hea O'Keeffe capture the atmosphere of our revolutionary period. Those interviewed were good story-tellers. They recalled incidents which impacted vividly on their young minds and imaginations. For the most part the events they remembered were dark.
For the very first time, families from many of Ireland's old country houses will come together to celebrate and commemorate the memory of family members who took up arms in the Great War. Many of these Irish men and women were destined never to see their homes or loved ones again. (Recordings: 56)
The launch of this Collection took place at the Great Southern Hotel,Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, on Monday October 20th 2014. See ‘Project provides insight into Kerry hotel industry’ in The Kerryman, October 15th 2014. (Recordings: 19)
Within the covers of Racing Reflections – The Lives and Times of Irish Racing People, the life experiences of twenty-five extraordinary people are narrated in their own unique voices. (Recordings: 46)
The Great Houses of Ireland. Much has been written in both literature and history about the Great Houses of Ireland and their inhabitants, architecture and effect on Ireland's history. With these collections, Irish Life and Lore present the voices of those who lived in these houses. (Recordings: 121)
This book relates to 45 recordings compiled and produced by Maurice O'Keeffe. Included with the book is an hour-long CD, giving snippets of each of the recordings. The voices on the original recordings, which can be heard on 42 individual CDs, each of approximately one hour in length, are marvellous in their variety and depth of knowledge.
In February 2012, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported us in the compilation of an oral history collection of interviews relating to the 1916 Rising. Now a further 134 recordings have been added. In all, over 200 people have been recorded. These include children, grandchildren and other close relatives of the revolutionaries of 1916.
In February 2012, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported us in the compilation of an oral history collection of interviews relating to the 1916 Rising. Now a further 134 recordings have been added. In all, over 200 people have been recorded. These include children, grandchildren and other close relatives of the revolutionaries of 1916.
In the audio collection of Witnesses to Independence (previously known as ‘Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath - Echoes from History’) and this accompanying book, Maurice O'Keeffe and Jane O'Hea O'Keeffe capture the atmosphere of our revolutionary period. Those interviewed were good story-tellers. They recalled incidents which impacted vividly on their young minds and imaginations. For the most part the events they remembered were dark.
For the very first time, families from many of Ireland's old country houses will come together to celebrate and commemorate the memory of family members who took up arms in the Great War. Many of these Irish men and women were destined never to see their homes or loved ones again. (Recordings: 56)
The launch of this Collection took place at the Great Southern Hotel,Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, on Monday October 20th 2014. See ‘Project provides insight into Kerry hotel industry’ in The Kerryman, October 15th 2014. (Recordings: 19)
Within the covers of Racing Reflections – The Lives and Times of Irish Racing People, the life experiences of twenty-five extraordinary people are narrated in their own unique voices. (Recordings: 46)
The Great Houses of Ireland. Much has been written in both literature and history about the Great Houses of Ireland and their inhabitants, architecture and effect on Ireland's history. With these collections, Irish Life and Lore present the voices of those who lived in these houses. (Recordings: 121)
This book relates to 45 recordings compiled and produced by Maurice O'Keeffe. Included with the book is an hour-long CD, giving snippets of each of the recordings. The voices on the original recordings, which can be heard on 42 individual CDs, each of approximately one hour in length, are marvellous in their variety and depth of knowledge.

News

» The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections Parts I and II, which is funded by South Dublin, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown and County Kildare Councils and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will be launched on January 21st 2016.
The Collection is comprised of 245 hour-long audio recordings which were compiled with the sons, daughters, grandchildren and other close relatives of those central to events at Easter 1916.  Also included in the project is a 450 page illustrated and indexed volume which provides a synopsis of the content of each of the recordings.

» AUDIO VISUAL PRESENTATIONS
During 2016, presentations will be given by Maurice O'Keeffe on the compilation of the 1916 Rising Collection, which will include sound clips and historical images.
January 21   Presentation and unveiling of the oral history collection at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 11am
February 17  Swords Library, Fingal, Presentation 7pm
February 22  Sligo Libraries. Lecture Tour with Myles Dungan, Turtle Bunbury, Oliver Fallon and Ian Kenneally
February 24  No. 3 Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Workshop. 10am-1pm
February 24  Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Lexicon, Presentation 6.30pm
March 2        Mallow Library, Co. Cork, Presentation 11am
March 2        Clonakilty Library, Co. Cork, Presentation 3pm
March 10      Portlaoise Library, Co. Laois  7pm
March 11      Portarlington Library, Co. Laois 7pm
March 12      Pearse Street Dublin Library, Presentation 2pm
March 16      Dunloe National School, Co. Donegal  2-4pm
March 18      Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, 8pm
March 23      Tallaght Library (South Co. Dublin) 6.30pm
March 24      Newbridge Library, Co. Kildare, Presentation 7.30pm
March 28      Dublin city centre (location to be decided) 1916 Rising Oral History Presentation, 11am-6pm
April 4          Lucan, Co. Dublin Library, Presentation 7pm
April 13        Ballyroan Library, South Co. Dublin, Presentation 7pm
April 15        Blackpool Library, Cork, Presentation 11am
April 15        Bishopstown Library, Cork,  Presentation 2.30pm
April 21        Clondalkin Library, South Co. Dublin, Presentation 7pm
April 22        Tory Top Library, Ballyphenane, Cork, 12.15pm
April 27        City Library, John's Quay, Kilkenny, 7pm
April 28        Loughboy Shopping Centre, Kilkenny Libraries, morning (schools)
May 18         Cork Co. Library HQ, Carrigrohane Rd, 1pm
June 8          Cavan Co. Library, time to be confirmed
August 22-28 Heritage Week, Roscommon Library (details to follow)

Dates and times of further presentations to be confirmed:
Portarlington Library, Letterkenny Library.

Please contact us at: info@irishlifeandlore.com if you are interested in discussing the hosting of a presentation.

 

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