Waterways 2018

Waterways is a developing project focused on working with coastal communities to develop responses to their lived cultural experience. Research was carried out in 2017 with the aid of a Arts Council grant.

The project wishes to build on the research of 2017 by collecting oral testimony, local histories and lived experience of the community in Clogherhead and surrounding townlands.

The project, facilitated by artist, Grainne Rafferty, will work alongside local participants to develop a unique event for Clogherhead pier. This will involve sharing an audio compilation based on the collected oral testimonies, music and local histories of the area.

The material, which will have public ownership under a Creative Commons licence, will be available to aid development in other heritage projects and the future development of cultural actions to further appreciation of the area’s unique cultural heritage for both residents and visitors alike.

If you would like to participate or contribute to the project please feel free to contact Upstate Theatre Project at 041 9844227 or email dmallon@upstate.ie

The first phase of the project will culminate in the public presentation of ‘2211’. This is a drive-in audio experience on Sunday 11th November at 3pm. The audience will assemble, in their cars, at Clogherhead car park overlooking the pier to listen to tales and reminiscences from local fishermen and women about their life by and on the sea.

This phase of the project has been supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara from the Fisheries Local Action Group Programme / Clár na nGrúpaí Gníomhaíochta Iascaigh Áitiúla under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014 -2020, co-funded by the European Union and Irish Government.

The project is co-sponsored by Create Louth

Upstate Theatre Project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Photographs are by kind permission of The National Folklore Collection, UCD

2211 Audio