Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is launching a new Oral History project, A People’s History of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, in partnership with the National Folklore Collection at UCD.
The council hopes to speak with people who have stories to share, and who are interested in being part of this project to record the histories, memories, and traditions of people across the county.
Dr Deirdre Nutall, lead researcher of the project wants people to get in touch and “let us know if you have personal experience and/or family histories that shed light on the experiences and working lives of people of the area.”
For example, these can be: shopkeepers and shopkeepers’ assistants and apprentices; factory workers; those involved with family life and housekeeping; tradespeople and craftspeople; farmers, fishermen; marine workers; quarrymen and stone cutters; transport workers; hotel workers; domestic staff such as maids, cleaners, childminders, nurses and cooks; grounds staff associated with the big estates and other significant employers, such as gardeners, groomsmen and farm managers.
Interviewees do not have to currently live in the area.
“Anyone who would like to share their own or their family’s experiences, and who would be interested in taking part, is warmly invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We would love to hear from you!”