Rosalie Moloney
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Rosalie Moloney


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Rosalie Moloney grew up in Ballincollig where both her parents were teachers in the local school. In this recording, she speaks about her time in UCC, where she graduated with an B.A. and in 1974 she took up a teaching position with St Angela’s College run by the Ursulines. With her extensive knowledge of local history through her membership of the Cork Historical Society, she recalls the interesting history of the house. She outlines the arrival of the Ursuline nuns from Blackrock, first to 29 Patrick’s Hill, where they opened their doors as a school in 1887. She points out that one of the first pupils was Mary Ryan, one of the first females in these islands to take up a position as a lecturer at a university and the first female professor in these islands. One of the school extensions was used to help pupils get to university and another to train secondary teachers. Rosalie, now Principal of St Angela’s, talks about the challenging times ahead as schools integrate non-nationals into the system.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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53.41 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe