Corinna Lonergan (née Salvadori)
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Corinna Lonergan (née Salvadori)


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Track 1: Memories of her background in Florence and of her parents, who came to Ireland to join the Irish Symphony Orchestra. Track 2: Her graduation from University College Dublin followed by her successful interview in 1961 for lectureship in Italian in Trinity College Dublin. Memories of her parents’ difficulties integrating into Irish society. Track 3: Her life in Trinity, her observations regarding the ban on Roman Catholic students, and her difficulty understanding this. Track 4: In 1966, her increasing responsibilities in leading and developing the Italian DepartmentTrack 5: Memories of meeting her husband, George Lonergan, who was a lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Trinity, and thereafter sharing both academic interests in Trinity and home life. Track 6: Discusses a time of vulnerability for the Italian Department, amid threats from college authorities to discontinue Italian. Track 7: Reminiscences of fifty-one years of life in Trinity, including attitude change among students, and the activities of the administrative authorities.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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6.28 MB, 13.01 MB, 11.05 MB, 9.38 MB, 4.10 MB, 14.76 MB, 6.85 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Associate Professor of Italian

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore