Madoline O’Connell (née Horgan)
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Madoline O’Connell (née Horgan)


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Track 1: Tracing her father’s ancestors, and growing up in the 1910s and 1920s in the Big House. Her mother’s untimely death when Madoline was five years old. She traces her mother’s side of the family, and her education, boarding school and UCC in the 1930s are recalled. Track 2: Her interest in anatomy and her graduation in medicine. Track 3: Emigration to England in 1940, soon after the outbreak of war. Travelling to Worcester. Meeting her husband-to-be. Her medical work. Track 4: Returning to Ireland in 1950 and starting work as an orthopaedic surgeon in St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork. Track 5: Social life in Cork City in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Track 6: A discussion on the Economic War in the 1930s and how it affected the O’Connell’s farm in Macroom. Track 7: Family photograph albums, and a discussion on Madoline’s family home. Track 8: Madoline traces her family connections to the Somervilles.

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Audio series:

Cork Theatrical Collection


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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13.83 MB, 19.44 MB, 10.24 MB, 4.92 MB, 11.59 MB, 5.14 MB, 7.59 MB, 10.13 MB

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Lady medical doctor

Recorded by:

Charlie Ginanne