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PODCAST: Lives in Peril

In this podcast you will hear the voices of three Kerry people who, during their lives, were exposed to great danger and were lucky to survive to tell their stories. Sr. Noreen Dennehy who assisted Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty in Rome during WW2 while he was sheltering Jews in the Vatican from the Nazis. Jim O’Carroll, […]

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The Old Kerry Journal, Vol 7 Available Now

Volume 7 of ‘The Old Kerry Journal’ will provide our loyal readers with much to contemplate, and to enjoy, during this strangest of times in all our lives. Our newest edition includes an excerpt from a previously unpublished work by the late Russell McMorran on 19th century Kerry historian and genealogist, Mary Agnes Hickson. She […]

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Oral History Project on Engineering in Ireland

We are delighted to report that work has concluded on an exciting new oral history project, sponsored by, and in association with, the Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE), Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI). Members of these three organisations include, for example, current and former Chairpersons / Presidents of the […]

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Voices of the Troubles Oral History Collection

Launched in October 2018, Voices of the Troubles is a unique oral history project sponsored by the EU Special EU Programmes Body Peace IV fund under the objective to build positive relations with people from different backgrounds and communities to support peace and reconciliation. Due to the history of division in Northern Ireland and the border […]

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PODCAST: Stories from Irish Missionaries

Through the 20th c. young Irish men and women joined religious orders with a view to working on as missionaries around the world.  The countries they worked in were often at war, famine-ridden or suffering through enormous social injustice. In 2011, the Irish Missionary Union commissioned us to compile an oral history collection to record […]

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PODCAST: Life in an Irish Country House with David Reid Scott

This podcast relates to Ballynure, Grangecon, Co. Wicklow, and to two brothers, David Reid Scott and Malise Reid Scott.  The brothers were brought up by their grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Christopher Mitchell, in a Victorian setting at Ballynure in the 1950s. Through soundclips from lenghty recordings compiled with David and Malise, you will hear details […]

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Irish Life and Lore Podcasts

We are delighted to present Season 1 of the Irish Life and Lore podcast. Drawing on our library of over 4,000 hours of oral history recordings, collected over twenty years, Maurice O’Keeffe examines topics ranging from the Great Irish Famine to Irish railway history. Carefully chosen sound clips are woven together to provide a nuanced […]

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PODCAST: Irish Railway Stories

The introduction of railways to Ireland opened up the country for the first time, as people and goods were transported easily from village and town. Each and every unique line had its own charm and appeal. This podcast provides an audio snapshot of railway people who speak passionately about their work and their many experiences […]

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PODCAST: Links to the Great Irish Potato Famine

The famine years of 1846/1847 in Ireland marked a period of devastation, mass starvation, disease, emigration and death.  Over one million people died and a similar number emigrated, mainly to America. In this podcast you will hear the voices of people who are just a generation removed from those who lived through that harrowing period […]

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