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    Interview with Eva Duffy recorded at Birkbeck, London on 12.06.2019

    Cite as: Beecher, Ruth (2020): Interview with Eva Duffy recorded at Birkbeck, London on 12.06.2019. Birkbeck College, University of London. doi: https://doi.org/10.18743/DATA.00080

    Description

    Eva’s interview tells a story of growing up as one of five children in a small house in Finglas in Dublin in the 1970s and early 1980s. She talks about family life and her relationships with both her parents. Books were important to Eva from an early age and she was thrilled to study journalism in Dublin and later her love of language led her into a career in corporate communications. She contrasts the cultural and social scene in Dublin to that in Northampton. She avoided the more traditional Irish in England ‘scene’ after emigrating in the 1990s. Throughout her interview, Eva provides an insightful commentary into her own and others’ attitudes to women, education, employment, sex, contraception, mothering and loss. She reflects on what Ireland means to her and her own children.

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    1 - Audio Track 1 Interview with Eva Duffy recorded at Birkbeck, London on 12.06.2019; Interview Accession No: 0UNA-U1X0010. (0UNA-U1X0010XX-0001M0.mp3)

    Collection Method

    Tá Úna Gan A Gúna Irish Women’s Digital History Project

    Interviews with a range of women born in Ireland during the twentieth century or those with Irish connections. The aim was to gather the stories, memories and opinions of Irish women born in each decade of the twentieth century, about their experiences between the approximate ages of 15 and 25. The sample was found simply through women with whom volunteer interviewers had a connection or through Irish organisations. Interviews were recorded and participants checked and approved the transcripts and recordings.
    See website https://unaganaguna.org/

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    Dataset Title:

    Interview with Eva Duffy recorded at Birkbeck, London on 12.06.2019

    Creators:

    Beecher, Ruth

    Dataset Contributors:

    ContributionNameEmailORCID
    NarratorDuffy, EvaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
    InterviewerBeecher, Ruthr.beecher@bbk.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED

    School/Department:

    Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology

    Keywords:

    Finglas, Dublin, Mayo, Relationships to mother and father, Education, Employment, Emigrating to England, Pregnancy, Infant Mortality, Attitudes to women, Sex and contraception, Feminism, Religion, Family, Journalism, Career, Postnatal depression, Northampton.

    Data collection method:

    Tá Úna Gan A Gúna Irish Women’s Digital History Project

    Interviews with a range of women born in Ireland during the twentieth century or those with Irish connections. The aim was to gather the stories, memories and opinions of Irish women born in each decade of the twentieth century, about their experiences between the approximate ages of 15 and 25. The sample was found simply through women with whom volunteer interviewers had a connection or through Irish organisations. Interviews were recorded and participants checked and approved the transcripts and recordings.
    See website https://unaganaguna.org/

    Collection period:

    FromTo
    12 June 201912 June 2019

    Temporal coverage:

    FromTo
    25 July 197212 June 2019

    Statement on legal, ethical, and access issues:

    The research proposal was ethically approved by the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London.

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    Cite as: Beecher, Ruth (2020): Interview with Eva Duffy recorded at Birkbeck, London on 12.06.2019. Birkbeck College, University of London. doi: https://doi.org/10.18743/DATA.00080

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