Raheen Hospital and Day-care Centre Project

Cuimhneamh an Chláir conducted a pilot project at Raheen which we hope to expand to other community hospitals and day-care centres.  At Raheen the project team recorded the memories of the elderly residents and day attendees of this service.   Four recording sessions took place with the visitors to the day-care centre.  Memories were triggered using objects from the past, along with questions designed to encourage discussion of life in East Clare in the past.  Topics which came up so far include the creameries, Biddy Early, schooldays, fairs and markets, emigration, courtship and marriage.  An article was prepared by the R/C and was be published in the Clare Association Yearbook, 2011 based on the Raheen Day Care Centre Project.

 

Click here to see Clare Champion coverage of the Raheen Project

 

Clare Champion – December 2009

Recalling stories from the good old days 

 

Below: Cuimhneamh Cuairteoir Ruth Minogue at a Reminiscence Session at Raheen Hospital, Tuamgraney  

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