Collection: The Ballyphehane Oral History Project

Collection DescriptionIn June 2016 Contact was made by the Ballyphehane 1916 Centenary Commemoration Committee with the Cork Folklore Project to establish an oral history project to coincide with the events in Ballyphehane marking the centenary commemoration of the 1916 rising. The goal was to collect the memories of the residents and have a night in the community centre where these interviews would be played for the community. Ballyphehane is a suburb in the Southside of the city between Turners Cross and Togher. It was built between the 1940s and 1960s and inhabited by families rehoused from the city centre, much like Gurranabraher and Knocknaheeny in the north side. The significance of the 1916 rising to Ballyphehane is that the streets are named after the leaders of the rising. It was decided that CFP researcher and Ballyphehane resident, Jamie Furey, would head up the project and assist volunteers in technical training and interview techniques: all interviews were carried out under the auspices of the the CFP. This interviewing project is ongoing, and there have been a number of community listening events in 2017 and 2018. Interviews have been carried out by CFP staff Jamie Furey and David McCarthy, and by Ballyphehane resident Arnie O'Connell. []
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Repository: Cork Folklore Project

Repository NameCork Folklore Project
AddressNorth Cathedral Visitors Centre Roman Street Cork City
EircodeT23 NX76
Telephone(021) 422-8195
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of the Northside Folklore Project and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. At the time the Original Directory was compiled, The Northside Folklore Project contained: (1) 300 sound recordings; (2) 4000 photographs; (3) 35 video tapes. Some of the entries in the database offer examples of the material the archive holds, other entries provide details of collections added since 2000.

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