Public

Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society

Date
2020
Published by
ICOMOS Ireland
Funded by
The Heritage Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Council, Dublin Port Company
Participants
X-PO, 14 Henrietta Street, The Bridge Street Project, Kilmuckridge Song Project, Diamond War Memorial, Foyle Punt, Meitheal Mara, Battles, Bricks and Bridges, Headford Lace Project, Great Western Greenway, Irish Seed Savers, Thomastown Community River Trust, Bi Urban, Migrant Women: Shared Experiences, Missling on the Tobar
Co-Author
Eimear O'Connell
Design
Illustrations by Paul Bokslag
Graphic design by Tim Harper

Increasingly aware of the many ways in which all of society should be able to engage equitably with the multi-faceted dimensions of heritage, ICOMOS Ireland commissioned Workhouse Union to undertake a research and advocacy project to highlight the spirit and principles of the Faro Convention as expressed in an Irish context.

To download the publication please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Alongside ICOMOS Ireland, and guided by our co-author Eimear O’Connell (Heritage Consultant) we selected projects that showcase the work of individuals and organisations across an evolving spectrum of heritage that best advocates a  more inclusive, considered and creative approaches which present, protect and sustainably develop the rich seams of cultural heritage in Ireland. Many of the projects combine cultural heritage with and alongside community development, archaeology, the arts, rural issues, planning, social justice, recreation and biodiversity and have, over time, been able to sustain their initiatives by securing modest support across multi-agency funding partners and collaboration with other stakeholders. 

Featuring fifteen project case studies and ‘voices’ in the form of personal reflections, this publication examines how each of the featured projects started, what sustains them, and their broader impact. 

Other Stories was launched by Minister Malcolm Noonan, T.D., launched the Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society publication on 8th October as part of the ICOMOS Ireland annual Maura Shaffrey Lecture.

An accompanying series of videos by Ros Kavanagh were also launched to give further insight into the voices and stories included in the publication.

Founded in 1993, Meitheal Mara is a community boatyard in the heart of Cork City, a registered charity and nationally-accredited training centre. Along with 14 other projects, Meitheal Mara featured in the publication Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society.

Interviewee: Cathy Buchanan
Videography: Ros Kavanagh

Produced by Workhouse Union for ICOMOS Ireland.

 

The Irish Seed Savers Association is a registered charity whose main objective is to conserve Ireland’s plant genetic resources and the agricultural and social heritage associated with them. Their work focuses on the preservation of heirloom and heritage food crop varieties that are suitable for Ireland’s unique growing conditions. Along with 14 other projects, Irish Seed Savers Association featured in the publication Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society.

Interviewee: Jo Newton
Videography: Ros Kavanagh

Produced by Workhouse Union for ICOMOS Ireland.

 

Thomastown Community River Trust provides governance and fundraising for the ongoing maintenance of the amenity by organising clean-ups and water awareness events. Completed in 2015, the Weir Pool offers a safe space for river activities, building a strong sense of civic pride in the town. The work in rebuilding the weir included natural materials – rock and willow panels with willow saplings providing stability to the banks and promoting biodiversity. Along with 14 other projects, Thomastown Community River Trust featured in the publication Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society.

Interviewee: Shem Caulfield
Videography: Ros Kavanagh

Produced by Workhouse Union for ICOMOS Ireland.

 

Other Stories, Cultural Heritage and Society. Published by ICOMOS Ireland