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Our Books

The audio recordings in presentation sets on disk

Building on the recorded interviews, our books also include photographs from private collections which relate to the places and topics discussed.

Voices from Great Houses - Cork and Kerry

Voices from Great Houses – Cork and Kerry, edited by Jane O'Keeffe.   The contextualised voices of the descendants of the families who lived, or still live, in some of the Great Houses in Cork and Kerry may be heard through the pages of the book, as they discuss their family history and their immediate predecessors, their family experiences during the War of Independence and the Civil War, their love for their Irish heritage, their feelings of sometimes being displaced, and many other fascinating subjects. Read more about this book ...
Illustrated. ISBN 978-1781-1713-18. Published by Mercier Press in April 2013. €19.99

Chronicles of Cork

The Chronicles of Cork - An Oral Record features ten of the people recorded for the three Cork collections. The book is edited by Jane O'Keeffe. Our own personal geographies, combined with our unique histories, form the building blocks of the people we become. In these chronicles, Cork is the keystone. 2010. €15.00 Read more ...

Recollections of 1916 and its aftermath

The Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath project consists of 33 CDs of recollections of the 1916-1922 period, recorded and edited by Maurice O'Keeffe. The interviewees are people who lived through that period, or their direct descendants, who speak of the experiences of their parents, who lived in various parts of Ireland.
The CDs are accompanied by a book entitled Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath, written by Jane O'Hea O'Keeffe, Tralee, which details aspects of each recording and provides many illustrations of photographs and letters not previously available in the public arena. 2005. €15.00 Read more ....

The Premier County of Tipperary

The Premier County of Tipperary - Living Voices relates to 45 recordings compiled and produced by Maurice O'Keeffe, over the past five years. Included with the book is an hour-long CD, giving snippets of each of the recordings.
This book is written by Jane O'Hea O'Keeffe. Read more ...

A Pictorial History of Tralee

This book, A Pictorial History of Tralee, contains over 100 photographs of Tralee and its vicinity, the majority of which have never been published before. The pictures are accompanied by a lucid and informative commentary which ranges from the Neolithic to the first half of the 20th century.
The main developments in the history of the town, since its foundation in the 13th century, are covered in some detail. There is also a great deal of new material on such diverse topics as the Slieve Mish, the May Boys, the 19th-century merchant princes, and the Mount Hawk Races. You can also read about the three Spa fishermen who were awarded medals for a heroic rescue in Tralee Bay, and "The Liberator" - the Tralee-bred horse who came second and third in five attempts at the Grand National.
A Pictorial History of Tralee (not related to the recordings) is a collaboration by Russell McMorran and Maurice O'Keeffe.
The book is a limited edition and is in hardback format with a dust jacket. €35.00 Read more ...

Written in Stone: the Graffiti of Kilmainham Jail

Written in Stone: the Graffiti of Kilmainham Jail is an important cultural artefact, recording a highly vulnerable and rapidly disappearing part of our history. The book, by Niamh O'Sullivan, includes images of the graffiti left on the walls of Kilmainham Jail by its ordinary inmates and by political prisoners during the War of Independence, Civil War and even further back in Irish history, including messages left by some British troops imprisoned during the Great War. 2011. Read more ...


Horse Racing Ireland Collection

Racing Reflections – the Lives and Times of Irish Racing People, by Margaret Lantry and Jane O'Keeffe, will be published in late November 2012. This lavishly illustrated book is based on interviews with trainers, jockeys, breeders and other involved with Ireland's horse racing industry. €5 from the sale of each book will be contributed to the Jockeys Accident Fund (in Ireland). 2012. Read more ...


Ancient Barony of Duhallow

For generations past, the rich culture, tradition and heritage of Duhallow has been cherished and preserved by the people who live there, amidst the stories, music and folklore of this ancient and beautiful place. Now that wonderful oral tradition is permanently preserved on this comprehensive collection of 45 CDs, along with the accompanying book - The Ancient Barony of Duhallow - Living Voices. From Mass Rocks to matchmaking, from battlefields to sportsfields, from skellig lists to songsmiths - they are all told with great skill, humour and pathos by the custodians of the living past of ancient Duhallow.  2003. Read more ...


The Old Kerry Journal, volume 1

The Old Kerry Journal, December 2006. Volume 1. €10.00

Compiled by Russell McMorran and Maurice O'Keeffe.


Old Kerry Journal volume 2

The Old Kerry Journal, June 2008. Volume 2. €10.00

Compiled by Russell McMorran and Maurice O'Keeffe


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