Digital Folklore, Stories and Mapping Programme: Meath Arts Office & Michael Fortune

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Calling all artists, creatives, heritage experts, folklorists and community facilitators in Co. Meath. Are you interested in folklore, oral history, local customs and traditions? – if so – please continue reading.

Starting at the end of September Meath Arts Office are teaming up with Michael Fortune (from folklore.ie) to deliver this once off online programme for the county.

Since the late 1990s Michael has been using film and video to record and share folklore in communities through the length and breadth of Ireland and in recent years he has been sharing his digital skills, know-how and expertise to fellow practitioners via online courses and programmes. This new 8-week programme in Meath looks at the use of digital skills in the recording, sharing and research of folkloric topics and stories, digital map making, field/placename recording, and the accessing and animating of digital archival material in the local library.

The course is supported by Meath Arts Office and is being provided FREE to participants. It will be delivered via ZOOM with a max class size of 15 people. Each session is two hours in duration and each week, the group will be upskilled in everyday mobile and digital technology and given hands-on tasks and applying these in practice. The produced content will be reviewed by Michael in a group peer setting. This hands-on approach will allow participants will get a chance to produce digital work using newly developed skills in the supportive and creative setting.


Dates and Times

  • Thursday the 29th of September (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 6th of October (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 13th of October (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 20th of October (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 27th of October (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 3rd of November (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 10th of November (10am – 12noon)
  • Thursday the 17th of November (10am – 12noon)


To Register

For further information and to sign up for the course please email Michael at folklore.ie@gmail.com by 5pm on 21st of September with a short paragraph detailing why you would like to take part. Please note due to anticipated demand it may not be possible to accommodate all applicants. A ZOOM link will be sent to each participant on the 26th of September.

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