Huge success at Cuimhneamh event
Tomás MacConmara, oral historian and co-ordinator of Cuimhneamh, pesented an illustrated talk on the oral history gathered by the group in the Scariff area. A large crowd of Festival goers attended the lecture, which was also addressed by Cuimhneamh's Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Pat Hayes.
We are partnering with a fantastic project in Kilkee who are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Senan Kilkee & St. Flannan's Church Lisdeen. Anyone who feels they may have memories to offer can contact us at email@example.com or by ringing Jackie Elger on 087 1760280.
May Eve Traditions
Míle buíochas to everyone at the Clare Champion for running a fantastic features on May Eve traditions taken from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir archive. Hope you enjoyed it! If you missed it click here for a copy.
Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) was formed by a group of volunteers in February 2009. We are an independent and voluntary group that digitally record, archive and share the memories, folklore, traditions and oral history of county Clare, through interviews with the county's oldest citizens. We have trained and mobilised 40 volunteers referred to as Cuairteoirí, from across County Clare to help in this process. We are proud to have now conducted over 580 interviews all accross our county with the wonderful older people of Clare.
Our work has been been awarded/nominated for the following awards:
From January 2010 to November 2013, we have documented the life stories, memories and folklore of over 530 of Clare's oldest citizens, amounting to over 580 recordings and almost 1,700 hours of audio with people aged 65 – 106 (fourteen over the age of 100). In total, 100 of those recorded have since passed away.
The latter reminds us of the reality that once lost the memories of our elders can never be retrieved. We have been fortunate to obtain support from the Clare Local Development Company towards capital, research and animation. Gealaimid go ndéaneoimíd ár ndhicheall ar son muintir an Chláir chun oidhreacht chultúra an chontae a chaomhnú agus a chur chun cinn.
We have been awarded grants in recognition of our work from:
We have partnered with the following organisations