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1922-2022: A Century of Change Oral History Collection

  To mark Ireland’s commemoration of the centenary of the formation of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann) we have already begun fieldwork on a significant three-year project entitled 1922-2022: A Century of Change Oral History Collection, which aims to record and catalogue the testimony of up to 300 individuals who themselves, or their immediate […]

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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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The Old Kerry Journal, Vol 5 Available Now

November 2018 sees the publication of the much-anticipated 5th Volume of the Old Kerry Journal. Edited by Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe, the newest edition features a fascinating study by Russell McMorran of County Kerry’s links with the RMS Leinster disaster, the centenary of which was commemorated in October. In keeping with previous editions 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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The Heritage Collection 2018

Over the last 25 years, Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore have created oral history collections in most regions of Ireland and beyond. Some recorded interviews did not make their way into any particular project and were stored in the Irish Life and Lore archives. This year, work began on compiling the […]

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