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Archive Interview Team

The interviews contained in The Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area have been conducted by a team of dedicated and skilled interviewers. They are:

Catherine BerryCatherine Barry, Lead Interviewer — Originally from Dublin, Catherine worked in magazine publishing in London and Sydney before moving to San Francisco in the 1990s. A photographer, editor and designer, Catherine has been active in the Irish community for almost 20 years, since heading up the re-launch of the revised Irish Herald newspaper in the mid 1990s. Catherine continues to work with Irish groups in the Bay Area in areas of communications, marketing and design. She joined the Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive team in mid 2013.

Eileen WalshEileen Walsh, Interviewer, San Mateo & Santa Cruz Counties — Eileen Walsh is a California-born writer and editor who grew up in a home with her Dublin-born grandfather. Her other three grandparents hailed from Dublin and County Mayo. She is a vice president at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology and a master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.

Tony BucherTony Bucher, Interviewer, Alameda and Marin Counties — Tony Bucher is a writer and historian born in San Francisco and descended from Irish immigrants of the 1880s.  He writes for the Irish Herald newspaper and is President of the Irish Literary & Historical Society of San Francisco.  He holds a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MA from Columbia University.