Our Wicklow Heritage: Sharing Our Stories

All are invited to attend this half day public information seminar from 10.00 am – 2.00pm on Sat 24th November. There will be two main sessions as follows:

Session 1 will focus on the latest Our Wicklow Heritage initiatives in 2018. Featuring a selection of recent projects from Wicklow, including exhibition, animation, film, digitisation and music, we aim to showcase examples of creative ways of gathering and sharing information about Wicklow’s heritage.

Session 2 will be hosted by Abarta Heritage a company specialising in providing interpretation and visitor service solutions to communities, cultural sites and institutions.  Engaged in 2018 by Wicklow County Council and the Wicklow Uplands Council to co-ordinate the Wicklow Trails heritage recording project, Abarta will present on their experience of gathering digital content for this project and will offer advice and training for other groups on the options for interpreting their local areas and sharing their stories.

(Click on pdf at the bottom of this page)

This event follows on from previous Our Wicklow Heritage seminars on the themes of ‘Community Archaeology’ and ‘Making Local History’. These initiatives are organised by the Wicklow Heritage Forum as part of the implementation of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan 2017-22 and seek to support and animate community led heritage activity in County Wicklow.

Who should attend?  Anyone interested in promoting the natural, built and cultural heritage of their local area, including tourism businesses,members of heritage groups, tidy towns ,PURE Mile groups and volunteer recorders.  Whether you have already developed a heritage interpretation project or are considering embarking upon one, this half day event will be of use. We especially welcome existing and new contributors to Our Wicklow Heritage, our online community heritage archive for county Wicklow.

Promotional Stands: As with previous events there will be scope for individual groups to host a stand to promote their activities. Please contact us to book.

To Book This is a FREE event but advance booking would be appreciated for catering purposes.

Contact: Please drop an e mail to dburns@wicklowcoco.ie if you would like to attend or contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer on T: 0404 20100 for any queries. Visit   www.countywicklowheritage.org and  www.wicklow.ie /heritage  for more

Organised by the Wicklow Heritage Forum as an action of the County Heritage Plan and as part of Wicklow County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme, aiming to place creativity at the heart of life in Wicklow.


10.00 – 11.15 Our Wicklow Heritage – What’s New

Our Wicklow Women , a community sourced exhibition and other activities – Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council

Digitising collections &  Wicklow Archives update-  Catherine Wright, Wicklow County Council Archives Service.

Films and storytelling:  River Liffey Stories & Blooming Bees–short film screenings

Creative Communities:   Sample projects supported under the Creative Wicklow programme

11.15 – 11.30 TEA/ COFFEE BREAK

11.30 -1.30 Sharing Our Stories

Roisin Burke & Neil Jackman,  Abarta Heritage

Uncovering stories as part of the Wicklow Trails Heritage recording Project

How to interpret your local place?

Oral History  Recording : Advice & Tips


13.30- 2.00          Discussion on next steps


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