Diverse Waterford Oral History Project records the voices and experiences of people throughout Waterford City and County and makes them available so that everyone can learn more about the people and places of Waterford. The project aims to empower and facilitate communities to carry out oral history recordings and to enable them to share and preserve their work. The aim of the project is to empower a diverse range of communities, whether newly settled in Waterford or with deep roots in Waterford and its history, to be recognised as part of the rich and diverse history of Waterford and to become part of the story of Waterford for future generations.
The Waterford Library Service and the Archives Service are collaborating on this project to enable Waterford’s communities to be documented and heard through the provision of ongoing training and guidelines on oral history recording; the recording of groups and individuals and the provision of a website to share these recordings and snippets of recordings. The recordings will also be stored by the Archives to facilitate long term preservation.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.