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The Big House. Kerry’s Eye article Nov 22 [PDF]

Presentation of the 1916 Rising Oral History Collection and Volume to the National Library of Ireland, January 1, 2016 [PDF]

The Irish Country House and the Great War: launch at National Library of Ireland, July 30, 2014  [PDF]

Print media

How the other half lived
– The Kerrys Eye – 11/22

The Kilmorna Papers: A family’s long-awaited ‘closure’
– The Kerryman 27/10/21

Seal of approval as historic items come home to Cork 100 years after 1921 IRA kidnapping, by Liam Collins, Sunday Independent, 23 May 2021

Old Kerry Journal proves a treasure trove of local lore, by Donal Nolan, The Kerryman, November 17, 2018

Tralee couple bring memories of the Ireland of days past to brilliant life in latest Life & Lore Collection, The Kerryman, July 21 , 2018

From Ashe to the Dennys, Old Kerry Journal has it all, by Dónal Nolan, The Kerryman

Back then a camera was a mighty novelty, by Tadhg Evans, Irish Independent, May 13,  2017

Historians unearth priceless recordings, by Bill Browne,

Past to meet present under the shadow of ‘The Men of the South, by Bill Browne, The Corkman, December 9, 2017

Generational change in Rising memories, by Helene O’Keeffe, The Irish Examiner,  Monday, March 07, 2016

Rare 1916 letters come to light, The Kerryman, February 26, 2014

Cork connections to WWI remembered (with photos), The Cork News, August 1, 2014

Memories of country house heroes who fought in Great War saved for the future by Danielle Stephens, The Irish Independent, July 31, 2014

British ambassador praises spirit of first World War commemorationby Ronan McGreevy in The Irish Times, July 31, 2014

Tales of those in ‘the big house’ to The Great War by Donal Hickey in The Irish Examiner, July 28, 2014

British ambassador praises even-handed 1916 collection interviewsin The Irish Times, November 14, 2013

Revolutionary voices heard nearly 100 years after war by Donal Hickey in The Irish Examiner, November 14, 2013

Voices from the Great Houses are heard once more by Anne Lucey in The Irish Examiner, April 18, 2013

Descendants of families from great Irish houses gather by Anne Lucey in The Irish Times, April 18, 2013

A look at life in Ireland’s ‘Downton Abbeys‘” by Donal Hickey in The Irish Examiner, April 4, 2013

New website showcases Kerry ‘Life and Lore‘” in The Kerryman, January 11, 2012

Unseen images of great houses of Kerry in The Kerryman, February 2, 2011

“Giving the past a voice” in The Sunday Business Post, March 13, 2011

“Ancestral Voices – Tales from the Big House” in Irish Roots magazine, vol. 78 (2011), 12-13

O’Keeffe oral history recordings launched in Cork in The Kerryman, December 10, 2008

Treasure trove of Kerry history returns to county.  Kerry’s Eye. 21/10/21.
Irish Life and Lore Podcasts.  Sunday Independent – Lucy White Podcast column. 12/9/21.

Broadcast media

The Voices of the Troubles Oral History Collection features on Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1, November 6, 2018 – Listen to the radio broadcast here

The Professor, a radio documentary about Professor John Byrne on Newstalk, September 9, 2018

Jane and Maurice O’Keeffeon Radio Kerry, March 18 2017. Irish Life and Lore audio begins at 44:14

Podcast: On Near 90.3fm. Donie Tarrant talks to Maurice O’Keeffe about Irish life and lore and his work around the 1916 commemorations, 28 April, 2016

Maurice O’Keeffe talking about Clondalkin Paper Mills on Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1, August 22 2014

World War One stories with Justin McCarthy on Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1, July 30 2014

Maurice O’Keeffe on The History Show, RTÉ Radio 1, November 17, 2013

Launch of 1916 Oral History Collection: A video report by RTÉ News on the launch of the 1916 Oral History Collection at Dublin Castle, November 13 2013.

Jane O’Keeffe on The History Show, RTÉ Radio 1, on April 7, 2013


Irish Independent

Irish Heritage News

3,000 hours of oral Irish history available online” by Jane O’Keeffe, published on Irish Central, March 25, 2019

“Film depicting 1940s rural life found in Kerry” RTE, May 15, 2017

President’s Diary: President gives an address at the presentation of the 1916 Rising Oral History Collection to the National Library of Ireland 21 January 2016 [text and video online]

“Behind the Walls of Ireland’s Great Houses” by Megan Specia on, April 18, 2012

Irish Life & Lore recommended on RootsWeb, March, 2010

John O’Regan writing on The Green Man Review (2002)

Tom Keller on FolkWorld review of Duhallow book

Roscrea Online: launch of the Tipperary Collection recordings

Launch of the 1916 Rising Oral History Collection.  Decade of Centenaries website.

Launch of the 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Blog

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