iCAN - Irish Community Archive Network

Date
From
To
Venue
Clare County Council Heritage Office
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Ennis
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
Type
Digitisation/Archival
Genre
History
Target Audience
General public

Five local groups have signed up for this initiative to make local history and heritage available online.  

They include: Clarecastle and Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Group; Dúchas na Sionna; Kilkee Historical Society; Scattery Island Heritage Group, and Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society. All groups will join the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN). 

Each group will have their own website hosted by a heritage portal 'multisite' for County Clare.   

This will encourage local communities to share their local history and heritage with a step-by-step training and mentorship programme. The project will be based on the Galway Community Heritage model, which currently hosts 12 websites and is coordinated by the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.