Many thanks to all involved in this project.

The audio excerpts presented in this website are all taken from the oral history archive collected by the Cork Folklore Project. All the audio content is © Cork Folklore Project.


Cork’s Main Streets is a digital project that showcases oral histories about North and South Main Streets. It was originally part of a doctoral research project carried out by Penny Johnston. The research was made possible by the Irish Research Council, Béaloideas/Dept. Folklore and Ethnology UCC and Cork Folklore Project.


Many thanks to the narrators; Noreen Hanover, Liam Ó hUigín, Michael Creedon, Erin O’Brien, Noreen Hanover, Tom Spalding, Clive Davis and Rosarii Comber.


This website also includes the voices of Cork Folklore Project researchers Margaret Steele, Aisling Byron and Tara Arpaia.


Last updated 10 October 2018.