Oral History Project, Waterford City & County, Ireland.

Collection Index

Diverse Waterford Project

Recordings directly commissioned by the Diverse Waterford project to tell the diverse stories of Waterford.

IntervieweeInterviewerSubject MatterDurationDate of Recording
Pauline O’NeillDr. Tomás MacConmaraChildhoood in Waterford City; life in 1930s, Second World War; taking care of people in need1 hour 34 mins 44 secsNovember 2018
Tommy MorrisseyDr. Tomás MacConmaraCustoms and folk beliefs; River Blackwater; fishing; Villierstown; school and pastimes 1950s1 hour 2 mins 50 secDecember 2018
Rose Murphy and Jacqui de Paor, Waterford Childcare CommitteeDr. Tomás MacConmaraEstablishment and evolution of the childcare committee and its work; philosophies and challenges of childcare; Irish language and its application in a childcare context 1 hour 39 min 2 secDecember 2018
Barbara StrzalkowkaJamie FureyExperience of arriving in Ireland from Poland; education and work as an entrepreneur; role of community55 mins 10 secDecember 2018
John Thompson, Thompsons Funeral DirectorsJamie FureyWaterford Crystal; working in Dublin; changes to the undertaking business1 hour 5 min 51 secDecember 2018
Michael GrantJamie FureyChildhood in St. John’s Park, Waterford; Waterford theatre scene; “Tops of the Town” in Waterford. 1 hour 2 min 9 secDecember 2018

Oral History of the Commercial Fishing in the South East

Set up in association with Duncannon Village Renewal Group with interviews carried out by Adrian Roche of the History Trail.  The project was set up to preserve the memories of people involved in commercial fishing in the south east; river fishing and the old traditions of cockle-picking in the Waterford area.

Breda MurphyAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Brian Crummey, Dunmore East Co-opAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Dermot BatesAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Michael FergussonAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Michael FortuneAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Michael ShalloeAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Patrick RocheAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Peter PowerAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Seán Doherty, CheekpointAdrian Roche, The History Trail
Thomas WhittyAdrian Roche, The History Trail
William PowerAdrian Roche, The History Trail