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.

Donard Imaal History

Glens of Lead

Medieval Bray Project

Ancient Rathdown

Glendalough Heritage Forum


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

ICAN Daoine agus Ait Project
An introduction to the project
Glens of Lead talk about Daoine agus Ait
Glendalough Heritage Forum talk about Daoine agus Ait
Medieval Bray Project and Daoine agus Ait
Greystones Tidy Towns/ Ancient Rathdown and Daoine agus Ait
Donard Imaal History

Comments about this page

  • Wonderful Inititive to showcase Wicklow and all its beauty to its Diaspora and others in far away places. Keep up the great work!

    By Brendan Flynn (16/01/2022)

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