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Transcripts of life history interview with ‘Peter’ from Cohort A (Born 1916-1934) of the Life Histories and Social Change collection (see Related Materials); Male, Roman Catholic, married, father, and grandfather. Peter is the eldest of 8 children, and grew up with his family in city centre Dublin, and with his relations in the West of Ireland. In this interview, he discusses his childhood, including the experience of living in multiple households, and how his family members contributed to the household economy. Peter also recalls his school years (primary and secondary), and his early working history in Dublin. In this interview, Peter discusses moving to Australia and doing manual labour. While living in Australia, Peter qualified as a teacher, and decided to return to Ireland to begin teaching. A large segment of this interview is dedicated to how Peter coped with a chronic illness that went undiagnosed for many decades. Peter also discusses his perceptions of social class, what constitutes the good life, and how Ireland has changed during his lifetime.All names have been anonymised. Access to the transcript is through application to the Irish Qualitative Data Archive and is restricted to bona fide researchers and teachers, and to students that are currently registered at a third-level academic institution.