Speaking of the project, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Lettie McCarthy said:
“So many of us now are used to working in a digital environment, but it wasn’t always that way obviously. This is a wonderful initiative to help capture the unique stories of what it was like to work in the past, as told by the people themselves. I would encourage anybody with a story to tell about their workplaces of the past to consider taking part.”
The project co-ordinators for the Peoples History of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are:
- Deirdre Black (Heritage Officer, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council)
- Dr Deirdre Nuttall (Lead Researcher)
- Dr Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh (Director of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin)
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!