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By: Irish Qualitative Data Archive  05/12/2011

* Dr. Heather K. Crawford

This oral history examined the relationship between Protestants and Catholics and the notion that southern Protestants are somehow not really Irish.  The data set highlights that there are still underlying tensions between the confessions based on 'memories' of events long buried in the past. Oral history interviews with representatives of both confessions, look at various aspects of everyday life in today's Republic - education, marriage, segregation, Irish language, social life. The data-set comprises of over a hundred interviews conducted throughout Ireland.
Dr Crawford's book, which is based on the interviews, is available at
Audio from the speeches made at the press launch which address aspects of the research process are available .
Archived and available for re-use under the following terms:

Until March 16th 2012, the IQDA must request permission from the depositor in order to distribute the dataset. Thereafter IQDA may distribute the dataset for research and teaching purposes without asking permission from the depositor, but must notify the depositor of any request for access to the dataset.
If you are interested in using this dataset, please return the and return it to us at IQDA, T14 John Hume Building, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Reviews of "Outside the Glow"
Richard English's  in The Irish Times.
John Spain's in The Irish Independant.
John Burke's in The Sunday Business Post
Heather Crawford speaking on the Today with Pat Kenny.

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