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  • Interviewee is exactly "Catherine Grace O'Callaghan"

Part 6_ Moving on and changing times.mp3
Grace gives a description of what it was like working in O'Donovan's in the later years. She talks of the shop closing and moving on as Cork changes.

Part 11_ Social life of Cork City.mp3
Grace ends our interview with speaking a little more about the popular activities of social life for Cork City's young people as she was growing up, and how she did not take part in as much as others.

Part 10_ Regrets, views life then and now.mp3
Graces talks briefly on past regrets and her satisfaction with life. She also describes how she perceives the differences in Cork from when she was a child and how children are now in the city.


Part 9_ Illness and effects of emmigration.mp3
Grace discusses her childhood illness of asthma and how it may have effected her behavior in life. She goes on to mention her interaction with illnesses in Cork as a young teen. Grace talks about the effects emigration had on her life and that of her…

Part 8_ Mother's life and religion.mp3
Grace discusses her mother's life in more detail and the difficulties she faced without growing up without her parents for her early years. Grace talks about how her mother's open mindedness reflected on herself, especially regards to religion.

Part 7_ relationships and independence.mp3
Grace talks about her friendships and romantic relationships, how she never got married and why she did not want to lose her independence. She speaks of how she preferred to on her own.

Part 5_ Social life and changes in O'Donovans .mp3
Grace discusses what social life had been like for her in Cork in the late '40s and through the '50s. She also describes the changes in O'Donovan's over the years as modernity pushes to develop Ireland.

Part 4_ Wages and Unions and working lives of other women.mp3
Graces discusses her job in O'Donovan's Provisions in detail. She speaks of the wages for various staff, the unions they were a part of, and how they compared to other stores.

Part 3_ School to starting out at work.mp3
Grace moves from difference of at school between boys and girls, and the differences between rich and not as wealthy. She then talks about starting off working in a prestigious shop within the heart of Cork City.

Part 2_ Education & Community & father's work.mp3
Grace talks about her early education near the Lough and the sense of community she had growing up. She also speaks of her father's jobs when she was growing up.

Part 1_ Family Life & early days.mp3
Grace describes her parents and her earliest childhood memories. She speaks of where her family lived, in Cork and in Southern England.
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