Daoine agus Áit in County Wicklow
Every place has a unique heritage that is closely linked with local placenames, landscape, folklore, nature, people and history . Daoine agus Áit : Connecting our Communities is a joint project among the participating groups in the ICAN network. The aim of the project is to assist participants to explore and uncover the unique and distinctive heritage of their local place and to communicate this via a specially created artistic output i.e. a postcard.
Five of Our Wicklow Heritage groups participated over a number of weeks in May- June 2021, with other network partner groups in counties Clare, Galway and Mayo. Through participation in a series of three focussed creative writing/ poetry workshops , led by Alice Kinsella, and three photography workshops led by Aoife Herriot each group produced their own postcard (Click on images above to view the front of the postcards)
The final output for county Wicklow is a series of beautiful postcards reflecting the unique heritage and significance of local places as viewed through the eyes of the local community.
The postcards will be distributed by each of the groups in libraries, shops, and other community venues in their local area, starting this Heritage Week. Look out in the local areas or get in touch with the groups through their websites.
Watch our short videos below to find out more about the project
This project is co-ordinated by ICAN through the National Museum of Ireland and the Local Authority Heritage Officers in counties Clare, Galway and Wicklow with funding support of the Healty Ireland Programme