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Shannon: ‘Between Old World and New World’ by Olive Carey for Dúchas na Sionna
A social history project undertaken to collect the memories of the first Shannon residents.
Exerpt from the project report:
The overall objective of this project is to contribute
to the story of how Shannon developed and to give voice to the people
who were instrumental in creating community in the most unique of circumstances
for Ireland, that of establishing a new town from the beginning. While
not every aspect of life in Shannon is covered what follows is based
on the oral testimonies of people who recorded interviews for the Shannon
Social history project. This report covers the background to and the
first phase up to the early 1980s, a cut-off date made necessary by
the richness of the material and the need to record people’s memories
of these years before it is too late.
Resident Engineer’s Office, Rineanna, 1938.