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

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

My First Birthday Card

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

Kennedy's Cadets

Kennedy's cadets at Military College, Curragh Camp ...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

Aunt Dee with Lisa and Peter

Aunt Dee with Lisa and Peter and Grandfather Farrell's Mauser rifle from Howth gun running. He was interned in Frongoch Wales ...more

The Brownie Test Card

The test card for Brownie membership. ...more

Primary 2, 1979-1980

A picture of Rosemary McCloskey with her pupils in Mercy Primary School ...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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