Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service will collaborate with West Cork artist Michelle Collins and Marymount University Hospital & Hospice on a series of remote workshops entitled A journey through the ritual of lament & caoineadh. This scheme was created in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme to inspire and support creative responses and reflection on loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by age-old rituals in Ireland, this project creates a space to reflect, share and explore these traditions and how they may be shaped to support us today.
From her studio in Norway, artist Michelle Collins will be remotely facilitating workshops for residents in Marymount’s Service for Older People between March and May this year. Participating residents will be provided with a considered, delicate approach to exploring loss, grief, reflection and remembrance through the framework of the lament and keening tradition. This project will support the older person’s natural ability to explore, story-tell and reminisce on their traditions and heritage. Marymount University Hospital & Hospice provides inpatient and community specialist palliative care together with a continuing care and respite service for older people. This Seed Grant project will support the residents who receive continuing care in the Service for Older People.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.