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Come Here To Me!

In January 2012, we had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Terry Fagan, the driving force behind the North Inner-City Folklore Project. The Project has been responsible for a number of oral history publications, most recently a study of Dublin tenement life. The project have also put up several plaques in the north inner-city in recent years, marking the valuable contribution of the area to the struggle for independence.

Quite frankly, what Terry and the NICFP have gathered over time is one of the most important collections of artifacts of working class life and struggle on the island of Ireland.  For several years now, the material has been kept in a vacant flat at St. Mary’s Mansions on Railway Street. In recent days, the collection had a very lucky escape:

14524535_1152072841525613_59534324486108590_o (Image Credit: Terry Fagan)

14480526_1152073478192216_8330196585244871458_o.jpg (Image Credit: Terry Fagan)

Terry notes that:

The residents of St Marys Mansions…

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