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Irish Women at Work Oral History Project published on DRI

The Irish Women at Work Oral History Project has been published in DRI by researchers from University College Cork.

The Irish Women at Work Oral History project is part of an interdisciplinary research initiative entitled 'Women and Irish Society: Understanding the Past and Present Through Archives and Social Research', a collaborative venture between staff from the Departments of Applied Social Studies, English and Sociology in University College Cork. Launched in February 2000, the initiative sought to illuminate the transformation of women's lives in Irish society over time and place, through sociological, literary and applied social research.

This collection includes 42 oral history interviews focused on the working lives of women (1930-1960) living in three counties of Ireland (Cork, Kerry and Limerick). The women’s accounts are woven into the broader narratives of their lives extending from childhood to adulthood and old age.

The collection includes audio clips of interviews with accompanying images. The Research Directors hold copyright to these recordings. When considering sharing this material,  please consult the license statement attached to each item.

We’re delighted to include this valuable oral history collection in DRI. Social and oral history forms an important component of our collections. Other oral history collections in DRI include the Magdalene Oral History Collection and the Life Histories and Social Change collections, deposited by the Irish Qualitative Data Archive

To access the Irish Women at Work collection click here.