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PODCAST: The Hills Cricket Club, Skerries, Co. Dublin

This week’s podcast relates to the very successful Hills Cricket Club which celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2019 when this oral history documentary was compiled. The voices you will hear are the following: The late Joe Clinton and his brother Seamus Maureen Byrne, in her 100th year, and her son Paddy Local historian Jim Bennett […]

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PODCAST: A Recording Compiled with John Bellingham

The Bellingham family originally settled at Castle Bellingham in Co. Louth in 1660. John Bellingham, a descendant, now lives in an early 19th c. house on the Hill of Howth, and he also owns the Glencara Estate in Westmeath. This podcast is made up of soundclips taken from the several recordings compiled with John Bellingham […]

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PODCAST: The Irish Diaspora in Toronto

In 2012, we at Irish Life and Lore compiled and archived 81 recordings for a Heritage Oral History Collection. The recordings were arranged into various categories and are available on our website www.irishlifeandlore.com One of the categories is entitled The Irish Diaspora, and includes 10 recordings compiled in Toronto, Canada with business people who arrived […]

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PODCAST: Storytellers of Ireland

Over the past thirty years we at Irish Life and Lore have recorded some of Ireland’s best storytellers from around the country, and this week’s episode features their voices. They include Joe Clinton from Margaretstown, Skerries in Dublin; Maisie Cooper from Limerick city; Martin McMahon and Robin O’Connell from Meelick, Co. Clare; Eamon Kelly from […]

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PODCAST: Bishop Eamon Casey’s Own Story Part 1

This podcast reflects the first section of Eamon Casey’s story, told in his own words. Parts 2 and 3 will follow. Eamon recalls his childhood and early life in Adare, Co. Limerick, his decision to become a priest, his ministry in his parish in Limerick city, his involvement in the Irish Chaplaincy Scheme in England […]

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PODCAST: Ambushing the Black and Tans in Kerry

Two significant ambushes took place in Kerry during the War of Independence; The Lispole Ambush of 21st March 1921 and the Ballymacandy Ambush of 1st June 1921. The details of the ambushes are set out by two members of the old IRA, both of whom took part. Dan Keating and John Scannell give eyewitness testimonies […]

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PODCAST: Memories of Clondalkin Paper Mills

The paper mill was located beside the Camac River, and it was established in the early 19th century by Thomas Seery & Son. The fresh, clean water of the Camac was ideal for use in paper making, and the business thrived during the Great War. It went downhill thereafter and closed in 1922. The paper […]

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