Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events.
Oral History Association
I have been involved with oral history here in Ireland since 2007.
Projects I have worked on include:
I am a founding member and director of the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) since its inception in 2010 and previously held the roles of both chairperson and treasurer. I am also an accredited trainer with OHNI.
The Oral History Network of Ireland brings together oral history practitioners for the support and promotion of the discipline of oral history in Ireland.
I helped to set up West Cork Oral Heritage, a volunteer group who set out to record the memories and recollections of a wide variety of local people throughout the west Cork region.
Over the years, I have been privileged to listen to and record stories from some remarkable people. Here are a few of their stories:
Jimmy Ross worked on the Cork Docks for many years. He recalls bringing down his father's dinner to the docks when he was a young boy.