Oral history is about listening to and understanding the past through the lens of people who lived and died with us.
But the two are not interchangeable, says Oral History Ireland’s chief executive, Eamonn Doyle.
“I think oral history is a really interesting and complex subject,” he says.
“But it’s also one where it’s easy to make an argument about which is better.
I think there’s a real distinction between oral history and oral history for which you have to be a bit more educated.”
The two disciplines differ in terms of the way they ask questions and the kinds of people they choose to interview.
In oral history, the questions asked are often about our relationship with history and history’s role in our lives.
But when you look at oral history in general, the answers are always about the things that matter most to you and to the people who matter most.
If you’re interested in what it was like to live through the great famine of the 18th century, what you’ll hear in oral history might be different than what you will hear in a documentary.
The problem is that the history is usually recorded in an oral format.
That means you can’t tell the whole story because there’s often no way to hear the whole thing.
In the end, oral history doesn’t have the same power of history that documentary does.
The history of Ireland is a long and complicated story, and so is oral history.
“We’re in a unique position where we’re able to get in there and listen to the oral history as well,” says Eamon McDonagh, the chief executive of Oral History.
“The idea that we’re the only people who are able to do that is wrong.”
One of the reasons that oral history offers a different approach to the history of the past is that it offers an opportunity to listen to and understand what it’s like to be Irish.
It can also allow us to see how other cultures, and cultures from around the world, have experienced the past.
One of Ireland’s most famous oral history projects is the oral histories of John O’Neill and the Irish Volunteers, whose exploits during the Great Famine of the 1840s are being presented in the documentary.
In their oral histories, O’Neills and his comrades were able to uncover the stories of their own family, and also provide insight into the history and culture of Ireland.
The Irish Volunteers were part of the British Army, and in many ways, were the first Irish to fight in the Great War.
They fought for Ireland in the Irish Volunteer Brigade, the British equivalent of the Red Brigade.
The film was originally made in 1939, but it was filmed in 1945 when O’Neil was about 21.
“There’s a lot of stories in these oral histories that I think are really important and worth telling,” says O’Donnell.
“One of the things about oral history that I’m really interested in is that we can actually bring people together in a very intimate way and really try to understand each other.”
“It’s interesting to me that when you’re going into a situation and you have a problem and you need help, that the first thing you do is look at your neighbour.
It’s not like the other people are there and they can solve the problem for you,” says McDonah.
“It makes you think, ‘Can I just go to someone and say, ‘I need some help’?’.
And if you do that, the first person that you go to, it’s not necessarily a good place to be.”
The idea of listening to people and listening to their stories is something that is very much part of oral history itself, says McDogham.
It is not something that has to be done through a camera.
“If you listen to somebody, you are going to hear something.
It has to come from their voice, it has to have meaning and it has got to have an impact,” he adds.
The first thing that is going to be different about oral histories is that they are going back to where they came from, McDonach says.
That’s because they will always be about the people.
And that means the oral historian will never be in a position to judge a person by their past, or their past to a person, says Doyle.
If a story is told by someone who lived through it, then that’s the story that you’re looking at.
“That’s the whole idea,” he continues.
“You’re not judging a person.
You’re not even trying to find a person out.
Well, they’re going to have their own story and that’s a good thing, because then they can go into the past and you can listen and listen and see where they come from.” “
So, what’s going to happen when you talk to somebody about their oral history or oral heritage?
Well, they’re going to have their own story and that’s a good thing, because then they can go into the past and you can listen and listen and see where they come from.”
There is one final distinction between Oral History and Oral History for which there is no clear answer.
There is no