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.
» 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.
» 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.
October, University of Oulu, Finland. Nordic Irish Studies Network, October 7-8 2016
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» RECORDINGS RECENTLY COMPILED
Royal Dublin Society Collection - Dr Roy Johnston PhD FInstP CIEI; John O'Brien (nephew of artist Patrick Tuohy RHA)
South Dublin Co. Library - Redmond O'Hanlon (The River Dodder)
Offaly Co. Council - Michael Bulfin (Son of Éamonn Bulfin - 1916 Rising)
Offaly Co. Council - Sylvester Donlon, Gallen, Ferbane (Brickmaking)
Donncha Ó Corráin (Irish Medieval History)
25 recordings have now been compiled and catalogued for The Adare Manor and Village oral history collection, which will be completed later in August. 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.
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.