Oral History of Development Education in Ireland Part 1
During 2021 and 2022 I had the honour of interviewing, on radio, people who have been involved in the field of Development Education in Ireland from the 1960s to the present day. Together, the series of interviews, in eight one hour shows, provides a contribution towards an oral history of Development Education in Ireland, from the 1960s to the present day.
This is the first in a series of eight programmes.
Programme 1: 1960s onwards. Enid Chaloner, Colm Regan and June Barry
This first in a series of eight programmes, features people who have been involved with Dev Ed since the 1960s. Colm Regan has been very much part of the story of Development Education in Ireland. Likewise, we speak to June Barry who worked in Nigeria in the 1960s and in her later career worked as a DE youth worker with Ogra C. a youth organisation in Cork, until her retirement. Hence another person who has witnessed the development of this sector in Ireland. Before we hear from Colm and June we first talk to Enid Chaloner, now in her 90s but who lived in Ireland and in Nigeria in the 1960s. Her contribution helps us to imagine life in Ireland and in Nigeria at this time. She helps us to set the scene for as we begin a fascinating oral history of what is Development Education in Ireland.
My thanks to Enid Chaloner, Colm Regan and June Barry. I salute your immense contribution to the DE movement and we wish you well for the future. Thank you for sharing your experience with a wider public.
You can listen to this first programme here:
Programme 1: 1960s onwards.