Maura Canty Interview

Maura Canty was born in 1927. Her first job was as a cash girl in Roche’s Stores, Cork in December 1944. She subsequently took a job as a wages clerk in an office on the South Mall in Cork and in 1946 secured a post as a telephonist in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs Telep

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Kathleen Cranitch Interview

Kathleen Cranitch was born near Fermoy in Cork in 1912 and trained as a primary school teacher. She worked as an assistant teacher in Dublin between 1936 and 1941, after which she moved to Kilmurry National School in Kilworth, County Cork and took on the duties of Principal until

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Dympna Collins, Mary O'Driscoll & May Boyce Interview

Dympna Collins was born in Bantry, West Cork, in 1931. She received a scholarship to complete her secondary school education and subsequently trained as a primary school teacher in Limerick. Dympna worked as a teacher in Cork City from 1950 until her marriage in 1955. She re-ente

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Eileen Coughlan Interview

Eileen Coughlan was born in Midleton in East Cork in 1918. In 1936 she took a job as a shop assistant in the Savoy Cake Shop in Cork City and remained in that post until she married in 1941. Length: 23:02

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Muriel Dalton Interview

Muriel Dalton was born in Cork City in the late 1920s. She took her first job in the office of Cork Ironworks in 1945 and remained in this position until her marriage in 1949. She subsequently returned to work as a sales assistant in a Cork City paint and decorating shop in 1975,

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Joan Daly Interview

Joan Daly was born near Killarney in County Kerry. She began general nurse training in Whipps Cross London in the mid-1940s and qualified as an SRN. She continued to work in London for six months and then returned to nurse in Kerry until the early 1950s, when she took up nursing

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Alice Delea Interview

Alice Delea was born in Cork City in 1937. She began work as an apprentice dressmaker in 1952 but left this position in 1953. In 1955 she took a post as a domestic worker in a household in Cork City and after a few months left to take a job as a presser in a dry cleaning company.

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Eileen Dolan Interview

Eileen Dolan was born in Berrings in County Cork in 1914. She won a one-year scholarship to a domestic economy college in Dunmanway in Cork and did a further year of study in the Munster Institute in Cork. She subsequently took a position in Coachford Creamery as a trainee butter

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Maura Duffy Interview

Maura Duffy was born in 1922 in Limerick City and began her working life in a Tait's clothing factory in Limerick City in 1934. She worked in the factory for ten years as a timehand and a brusher. Following her marriage in 1944 she combined motherhood with work in her husband's c

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Bridie Dunne Interview

Bridie Dunne was born in County Limerick in 1929. She worked on her parents' farm between 1940 and 1944 and then took a position as a domestic worker in County Limerick between 1944 and 1945. Subsequently she returned to work with her parents until her marriage in 1948. Following

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Joan Fitzgerald Interview

Joan Fitzgerald was born in Cork City in 1932. She took her first job as a factory worker in 1946 at Mill Industries, where gloves were made. She then moved to Egan's Optical Company in Blackrock, Cork, where she cut and filed frames for glasses. She remained in that post until h

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Kathleen Fitzgibbon Interview

Kathleen Fitzgibbon was born in Cork City in 1925 and took her first job as a machinist in the Sunbeam factory in Blackpool in 1939. She stayed in this post until her marriage in 1954. Kathleen didn’t work outside the home after her marriage. Length part 1: 1:14:17 Length p

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