Community Projects

 

 

Community Mobilisation – Kilkishen/O’Callaghan’s Mills/Oatfield

 

As part of Cuimheamh's outreach programme, we aim  to ‘analyse the potential for community development as a consequence of both the process of collection and also through outreach initiatives’.   We have developed a working community group in the Kilkishen/O’Callaghan’s Mills/Oatfield area.  Cuimhneamh held two training workshops with the group and have been closely working with the locally appointed Cuairteoirí.   To date six individuals have been recorded.  If you know anyone who should be recorded as part of this project, please email i This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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 Recording of Paddy Clancy and JP Guinnane in Kilkishen

 

 

Whitegate Community Folklore Project

 

In May 2012, a local group was set up in Whitegate to capture oral heritage relating to landscape and cultural change in the village of Whitegate in East Clare.  A number of local volunteers were trained by Cuimhneamh an Chláir and interviews have started and will continue during the Summer of 2012.  If you know anyone who should be recorded as part of the Whitegate community project, please email i This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

 

 

Local Community activation in a folklore Project

 

Probably the most unique aspect of the project is its multi-disciplinary approach, combining history, sociology, community development and adult and youth education. The approach to the achievement of the community based aspect will be centred on community development principles of local ownership of and participation in the project, empowerment of local people, commitment to community training and the development of locally owned management structures within the project.

 

 

 

Record your community

 

Cuimhneamh an Chláir are interested in working with other local community across Clare in order to gather more intensively the folklore and oral tradition of local areas.  If your community would like to get involved, please email i This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we would be happy to discuss this with you.  


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