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Dates
24th Mar 2022
to 12th May 2022

Age Range
18+

Digital Folklore, Stories and Mapping Programme from County Leitrim by Michael Fortune

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

Next month Michael Fortune (from folklore.ie) will team up with Leitrim Library Service 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 Leitrim looks at the use of digital skills in the recording, sharing and research of folkloric topics and stories as well as digital map making and field/place name recording as well the accessing and animating of digital archival material in the local library.

The course is FREE and 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.

To sign up for the course please emailleitrimlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie 

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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