We have produced two books, "Life Journeys" (which unfortunately is currently out of stock) and the more recent "How's It Goin', Boy?"

A picture of the front cover of the How's it goin' boy? book"How's It Goin', Boy?" is a snapshot of Cork at a moment of significant change, where new cultures and people engage with the rich existing traditions.

The result is humorous, touching and sometimes surprising, illustrating the universality and also the particularity of the human condition, opening a window into hidden worlds.

Edited by Dr. Cliona O'Carroll from the Department of Folklore & Ethnology at UCC, "How's It Goin', Boy?" includes many wonderful colour and black and white photographs.

This book is a companion piece to our radio series of the same name and you can check out audio excerpts from the original radio series on our Radio Page.

Go to our Shop page if you would like to purchase "How's It Goin', Boy?" as a 3xCD box-set, a book, or both together on special offer.

Life Journeys

a picture of the front cover of the Life Journeys bookThe Northside Folklore Project launched the book "Life Journeys" in February 2000 with support from The Heritage Council.

Edited by Stephen Hunter, project researcher, this book documents the lives and lore of the people of Cork's Northside, famous for their strong sense of identity.

What emerges is a picture of a vibrant modern city, displaying the immense pride of her people.

To read short excerpts ‌from the book in Portable Document Format (PDF), click on the names of the contributors below:


John Collins John Connolly Denis Coughlan Sheila Dalton
Eddie Daly Eibhlis DeBarra Kay Dunne Liam Foley
Willy Good Mary D Healy Nick Hennessy Con Higgins
Alan Kenefick Paul Lee Denis Long Mick Moriarty
Sheila MurphySheila Murphy (3,826kB  Tina Noonan (5,006kB) Helen Prout Colin RynneColin Rynne (3,554kB)


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