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Heritage Collection 2023 - Irish Life and Lorder Recordings

This collection consists of oral history recordings conducted with twenty-six interviewees in counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Meath in 2022 and 2023.

The Landed Gentry in Ireland Oral History Audio Collection

O'Keeffe, Jane
The collection is comprised of audio recordings compiled with 26 owners of Ireland's principal family seats. The recordings detail the survival, preservation or breakup of estates around the country, including old Gaelic estates such as Flesk Castle in Kerry and Annaghmore House in Sligo. Purchase the full Collection of 26 digitised recordings on DVD or USB Key for €190.

Irish Engineering An Archive of Oral History Recordings - Irish Life and Lore Series

O'Keeffe, Jane
In 2018, Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore were contacted by the Director of the Academy of Engineering in Ireland in relation to the compilation of an oral history collection to mark the distinguished careers of some of its more experienced members. Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers in Ireland subsequently came on board, and in April 2019 the launch of the project took place. Newstalk's Pat Kenny, himself an Engineer by profession, launched the collection at Engineers Ireland headquarters at 22, Clyde Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Part 1 - A Century of Change An Archive of 133 Oral History Recordings 1922-2022

O'Keeffe, Jane
This is the first of a three-part oral history project entitled 1922-2022: A Century of Change to mark the centenary of the formation of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Eireann). The 133 interviewees in part one of the three-part collection include leaders in business and finance, in the arts and culture arenas, in media, agriculture, education, politics, engineering and architecture, health, defense forces, and sport. The aim for the project is to record and catalogue the testimony of up to 300 individuals who themselves, or their immediate families, have helped to create the vibrant Ireland in which we live and work today.