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Dates
1st Aug 2021
to 31st Dec 2021

Age Range
All ages

Storytelling Supper

Irish travellers are one of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in Ireland. This project will be a creative response to the challenges surrounding ‘traveler identity’ and a way of reconnecting communities and citizen engagement after the recent Covid pandemic . The term 'Cur Darekin ' is a traveller expression which means ' the art of conversation'. The context for this community project comes from the idea of exchanging a story for a meal , which was a familiar concept to the travelling community when on the road. The place of food in creating and exploring memories is of much importance in such a community . The vital engagement element in this project is the sharing of meals , stories , personal histories along with cultural identity.The anticipated and desired outcome of this project would be to establish group interest in organising a ‘storytelling supper ’ Also to identify individuals committed to working on a publication of heritage/ family recipes collected during the project.

It will be of high importance to establish trust and a good rapport in order to build on collaborative working relationships . A projected outcome of the first phase of workshops would be the development of a strategic partnership going forward and a representation of Irish travellers culture and identity in the local creative community .The core aim of this project is to open up a conversation around cultural values, identity and preservation of traditions.

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

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