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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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The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection

The Irish Country House and the Great War

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 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

The Irish Country House and the Great War Collection

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.


Seventh Kerry Oral History Collection

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection

7th Kerry Oral History Collection

Browse the 28 recordings in the new Kerry, 7th Collection – now available to purchase (either MP3 download or CD).
Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection

Browse the 46 recordings in the Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection – now available to purchase (either MP3 download or CD).


Clondalkin Paper Mills

W. and R. Jacob Oral History Collection

Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History

36 recordings compiled with former management and staff of Clondalkin Paper Mills can now be viewed and are available for purchase on CDs or by download.
Listen to some short excerpts from the full recordings here and see a few photographs that will bring back memories
W. and R. Jacob and Company Oral History Collection

Browse the 16 recordings in the new W. & R. Jacob and Company Oral History Collection – now available to purchase (either MP3 download or CD).


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

» Fieldwork is continuing on the 1916 Rising Collection Part II, which is funded by South Dublin, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Councils, Kildare County Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

» 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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