25 Years of The Cork Folklore Project
Friday 15 October, 12noon-1pm
Join the Cork Folklore Project for this online event as it celebrates 25 years of collecting, archiving, and sharing the memories, stories, tradition, and folklore of Cork. The Cork Folklore Project has evolved considerably since our foundation in 1996 but has remained true to the instinct value of testimony, folklore and the everyday experience of the people of Cork.
We reel back the years to illuminate the contribution of the Cork Folklore Project to the social, cultural and intellectual wellbeing of Cork over the last quarter of a century. In this time, we have recorded almost 800 interviews and produced multuple publications, outreach programmes and community initiatives.
Meeting ID: 853 8604 6707
Together with and for Community
Cork Folklore Project is a non-profit community based organisation that digitally record stories and memories from the people of Cork. To date we have collected over 900 hours of recordings on a range of subjects. Our Outreach Hub is aimed at offering a public space for the people of Cork and visitors to the city to engage with the project and our collection. Our Memory Wall and Memory Map will showcase samples of our collected audio material.
Northside Community Enterprises (NCE) have been partners of the Cork Folklore Project since 1996. NCE has been delivering essential training programmes to the people of Cork since 1993. Through partnerships with educational organisations and government agencies NCE offers effective solutions to enhance workforce preparation and grow area employment levels. They offer a diverse range of training programmes designed to assist long term unemployed return to full time employment.
North Cork Community Work Department of the HSE have collaborated with the Cork Folklore Project on a number of health based oral history initiatives.
UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.