Cuimhneamh an Chláir were recently featured on TG4's new series, Ar Fud na Tíre. Clare historian, 87 year old Br Seán McNamara, was featured as part of this special programme, which looks at our work across county Clare.
You can see it on TG4's 'Ar Fud na Tíre' here: http://nasc.tg4.tv/1fiAZWI
Happy New Year to all our interviewees and supporters! Click here to listen to a selection of Christmas Memories collected as part of our ongoing collection and preservation work. Fantastic stories of Christmas' gone by.
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.
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 50 volunteers referred to as Cuairteoirí, from across County Clare to help in this process. We are proud to have now conducted over 600 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 April 2014, we have documented the life stories, memories and folklore of over 530 of Clare's oldest citizens, amounting to over 600 recordings and almost 2,000 hours of audio with people aged 65 – 106 (fourteen over the age of 100). In total, over 110 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