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Through our decades of work in audio recordings and books, thousands of rare voices have been captured. In rich accents from all regions of Ireland, we document the country's local, national and social history as well as her unique culture, customs, beliefs and traditions.

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You can download individual recordings (€6.99) or purchase them on CDs (€15). You can also view the price of each Oral History Collection, see applicable Collection page.

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BREAKING NEWS!

We are currently working on making our entire oral history archive of over 3,000 recordings available to centres of learning, both at home and abroad, subject to a yearly subscription. This material is invaluable for teachers and students due to its depth and breath of information on national and local social history and on the Irish way of life.
Details of this new subscription option for centres of learning will be posted here when the service is up and running.



Clondalkin Paper Mills



The Irish Country House and the Great War

This important new collection of 56 audio recordings was launched on July 30 2014 at the National Library, Dublin. Listen to some short excerpts, see photos of the launch, browse the catalogue and purchase recordings here

  The Irish Country House and the Great War Collection


The Kerry Hospitality Industry Collection

The Kerry Hospitality Industry Collection is now available to purchase.

 

Kerry Hospitality Collection
Launch will take place at the Great Southern  Hotel Parknasilla on Monday October 20th at 3pm.

  1. Kerry Hospitality Industry 01
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  3. Kerry Hospitality Industry 03
  4. Kerry Hospitality Industry 04
  5. Kerry Hospitality Industry 05


The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection

The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection: catalogue

In February 2012, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and South Dublin County Council supported us in the compilation of an oral history collection of interviews relating to the 1916 Rising. This fascinating project has now been completed and was launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD at Dublin Castle on 13th November 2013.

Listen to some short excerpts, see photos of the launch, browse the catalogue and purchase recordings here



Great Houses of Ireland

Great Houses of Ireland

Voices from the Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, by Jane O'Keeffe. Published by Mercier Press, 2013. The second edition of this book will be published in February 2014.

The Great Houses of Cork and Kerry, first Collection (51 interviews) is now available for purchase by download or on CDs. This series was launched at Fota House in 2011.

The Great Houses of Ireland, second Collection (70 interviews) is now available for purchase by download or on CDs. It was compiled in the counties of Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary; this project was also generously funded by FEXCO. The launch took place in April 2012 at the National Library of Ireland.
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NEWS

» The Clondalkin Paper Mills book will be launched at Tallaght Library shortly. Details to follow. 

» Oral history collections, which were completed from January to July 2014, and funded by Tralee and Killarney Urban District Councils and the The Kerry Hospitality Industry Collection are now available to purchase by download or on CD.

» In January 2014, the W. & R. Jacobs Collection, funded by South Dublin Libraries, was launched at the Library, where it is now available; browse the Collection here.

» From the archives – work is progressing on Witnesses to Independence (previously known as ‘Recollections of 1916 and Its Aftermath’), a collection of recordings done in the early 2000s with those who witnessed the 1916 Rising and its aftermath. Read more and listen to some brief excerpts from these interviews.

» Dr Helene O'Keeffe is working on her book To Speak of Easter Week, to be published by Mercier Press in Autumn 2015.  The book, supported by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will relate to the recordings compiled for the 1916 Rising Oral History Collection.

» Forty-six interviews in the Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection are now available for purchase.

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