Mapping oral histories

For more stories of North and South Main Streets, scroll down to explore our oral history map!


Cork’s Main Streets is an oral history map that aims to investigate past and contemporary culture as manifested in audio stories of North and South Main Streets.

This pilot digital oral history map uses audio excerpts, photographs and transcripts of the audio from the Cork Folklore Project (CFP) archive. These are pinned to relevant points on the map, based on an Open Street Maps backdrop (© OpenStreetMap contributors).

The aim is to allow the user to browse audio stories associated with life in North and South Main Streets, now and in the past. This, like the larger CFP map, the Cork Memory Map, is designed to explore interweaving narratives and stories associated with the landscape and “culturescape” of Cork city (see O’Carroll 2011, 184).

Reference: O’Carroll, C. (2011). The Cork Memory Map. Béascna Journal of Folklore and Ethnology, 7, 184–188.

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