My First Birthday Card

This is a copy of a first birthday card received by Avril Patterson. ...more

Stage Irish

A newspaper article about an Irish play that Rosemary wrote for a drama festival in Ulster. ...more

A letter home from boarding school

This is a letter sent by Billy Gallagher to his parents while he was in Boarding school in Castleknock. The letter describes life in boarding school. ...more

The Cloughmills McGuckians July 1948

In this picture are Mary Dynan's cousins, and siblings. But Mary is not there - one of the big disappointments of her young life. She was in Gweedore at the Gaeltacht when an American friend… ...more

Mary with Mother and Barney

This is a picture of Mary Dynan with her mother and her younger brother Barney. ...more

Babhe, my son, six months old

Dolly's son Babhe aged 6 months ...more

Three brass balls - The pawnbrokers sign

Harry Browne remembered the prevalence of pawnbrokers in Dublin when he was a child ...more

Lena King's Dance Recital Programme

This is a copy of the programme from a dance recital at the Empire Theatre performed by the pupils of Lena King's Dance Studio. ...more

1965 Winners of Gael Linn Medals

A picture of Rosemary McCloskey who won a gold Gael Linn medal alongside her friend Liam Andrews who won a silver medal. The medals were presented in International Hotel, Belfast ...more

The Brownie Test Card

The test card for Brownie membership. ...more

About

The Life Histories Archive is an open-access resource for the study of narrative life experiences. It is part of a research project in the School of Linguistic, Language and Communication Sciences and the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, which is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). The Life Histories Archive project has thematically structured a collection of stories, taken from 24 autobiographies, of a sample of women and men from Dublin and Belfast.
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