Fingal County Council Archives – Project about family history 1916


Conor Doyle speaks to JACINTA JUDGE, Oral History Collector- Fingal County Council Archives about their project to audio record the stories family and friends who took part in the 1916 Rising.

Valuable historical and personal information can now be accessed through this oral history collection. Not alone are personal experiences during Easter Week 1916 described in detail, explanations of the reasons why people participated in the Rising are also provided. Also heard are personal views on the sacrifice involved, the pain endured and the post-traumatic stress suffered in some cases. The sense of responsibility to their historical legacy felt by their descendants, is explored. Also included in the oral history collection are some early interviews of central figures in the Rising. These recordings were donated to the project by their families, who also generously contributed many historical documents and photographs.

Duration: 7'04'' DATE: February 8, 2016
Interviewer:Conor Doyle
Producer:Conor Doyle
Interviewee:Jacinta Judge
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:Fingal County Council Archives, 1916 Commemoration, family histories, history, recordings of 1916
LocationDublin Time Period:2016
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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