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Dr Éamon Lankford

Éamon Lankford, whose parents Séamus Lankford and Siobhán Creedon -Lankford were cultural nationalists, grew up in an Irish speaking household in the north side of Cork city. He was educated at Blackpool Primary School and An Mhodh Scoil, Corcaigh and thereafter at De La Salle College, Waterford. He pursued a B.A. degree and H.Dip. in Ed. at University College Cork. He worked as Area Manager for Gael Linn in Counties Cork , and Kerry in the 1960s, organising cultural activities throughout Munster, Read more [...]

Jim Mountjoy, Pearce Harvey, Ray Fitzgerald

Jim Mountjoy former past pupil of PBC commenced his business career on South Mall before joining staff of Aerlingus and worked from Patrick St. office. He then undertook management of Lucey Bros. dance organization which included Redbarn, Youghal, Majorca, Crosshaven and the Grand Parade headquarters. He then moved to the Metropole Hotel as marketing manager. Faced with filling the Metropole Hotel after a National Bridge Conference cancelled, over the newly created October Bank Holiday in 1978 Read more [...]

Seán Ó Sé

Seán Ó Sé is a native of Bantry, Co. Cork, where he was born into an Irish speaking family immersed in traditional music and song. He studied singing under the late John T. Horne at The Cork School of Music. Seán had a long association with Seán Ó Riada, which began with their recording of An Poc ar Buile for Gael-Linn. He sang with Ó Riada on several radio and television programmes, most notably Fleadh Cheoil an Radio. He is featured on many of Ó Riada’s recordings including Ó Read more [...]

Liam O’hUigin

"My name is Liam O’hUigin (William Higgins) and I was born in Henry Street in the Middle Parish (Hammond’s Marsh) 1941. I was baptised and celebrated my First Holy Communion and Confirmation in St. Peter and Pauls Church, Cork City. I attended St. Josephs School on the Mardyke 1945-1954. I left school at 14 years of age with my Primary Cert and became a Messenger Boy in Musgraves in Cornmarket Street. My mother who was born in Vicar Street, off Barrack Street died when I was a young lad Read more [...]

Aruba Coghlan

Currently the Director of the Cork Dance Company, Aruba is a Fellow and Examiner with the International Dance Teachers Association, a Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dancing, the International Dance Teachers Association and The Imperial Society as well as a registered teacher with the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College London. In the mid sixties, she held the first ever Royal Academy of Dancing Ballet examination in Cork (the following year Joan Denise Moriarty followed suit). In Read more [...]