Cork Folklore Project started out as the Northside Folklore Group, based in in the iconic former Sunbeam factory under the umbrella of Northside Community Enterprises.
The project was created to “increase the understanding and respect for the cultural process of folklore as a method of empowerment and definition of identity”. It has grown to include many more areas, interviewing thousands of people about their lives and memories in Cork.
Project worker Jamie Furey has been working with members of the Ballyphehane Community since 2015 and, for this presentation, kindly furnished excerpts of interviews with Arnie O’Connell Snr, John Chute and Marie McAllen, all from Ballyphehane, where they talk about their experiences of Ballyphehane.
Jamie is currently working on creating an online archive of the work done by Cork Folklore Project.