Irish Life & Lore – Audio Recordings and Books
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.
» 45 minute documentary on the Siege of Jadotville: interview in 2008 with Sergeant Walter Hegarty (retired), Corporal John Gorman (retired), Leo Quinlan (U.N.) and Corporal Michael Whelan, military historian.
Listen to a 10 minute excerpt from the documentary here:
» Heritage Collection 2016: 29 recordings compiled over a number of years and not included in previous oral history collections.
Each recording in the collection illustrates the varied life experience of each of the individuals included, all of whom come from different backgrounds. Academics, tradespeople, farmers, politicians, historians, sports people, and owners of Irish Great Houses are among the people recorded and their forebears remembered.
The price of Heritage Collection 2016 is €500. A digital copy is available on USB Key or on DVD. Each of the 29 individual CDs may be purchased at a price of €20.
» RECORDINGS RECENTLY COMPILED
» 25 recordings have now been compiled and catalogued for the Adare Manor and Village Oral History Collection. The people recorded include Lady Dunraven, Caroline Marchioness of Waterford, Lady Melissa Brooke, Mollie Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, Obbie Waller, Ellen O'Brien, Milo Spillane, Michael Ryan, Lizzie O'Dea, the daughters of butler to the Dunravens, the late Robert Leech, and many others.
» 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, was presented to the National Library of Ireland 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.
» BATTLE OF THE SOMME
To mark the centenary of 1 July 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme – we have compiled some sound clips from The Irish Country House and the Great War Collection. Listen to these here.