This exhibit presents the life and memories of Maura Corr. Through her contributions, Maura shares some of her life stories growing up in Dublin in the 1940s. She remembers that she entered the workforce after finishing secondary school. She recollects her sense of freedom when she finished school at 16 and describes working on the outskirts of the city. Maura married in 1962 and she had one son. She notes that she enjoyed this time immensely as she benefited from opportunities to spend time on interests such as dance and creative writing.
McTiernan, K. & O'Donnell, D. (2012) Life Histories Archive, http://www.lifehistoriesarchive.com/exhibits/show/maura-corr
This section of the exhibit is concerned with Maura's recollections of her childhood and early life. She remembers life growing up in Dublin in a family of ten children in the 1940s.
The life stories, images and documents displayed in this section of the exhibit are concerned with Maura's memories of her adolescence and early life. She recalls her teen and early adult years both in school and working as a clerical officer. She remembers the great sense of freedom she experienced when she left school at 16 and commenced working on the outskirts of the city.
This section of the exhibit displays the life stories, images and documents of Maura which describe her marriage and family life. She recollects her wedding day and remembers becoming a mother. She describes this period of her life as a very happy time, she benefited from opportunities to explore her interests including painting and creative writing.
In this section of the exhibit Maura shares insights into her retirement and the many creative activities she enjoys. She notes that she has a very active retirement and her images display the many creative interests she has.
In this section of the exhibit Maura reflects on the various stages and achievements of her life and the values she holds dear.