Good Causes Finalist

We are thrilled to announce that the Cork Folklore Project, has been announced a finalist in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.  The Good Causes Awards ‘aims to celebrate the inspiring and innovative work being carried out by the thousands of individuals, organisations, groups and sports clubs all over Ireland.’  We have been selected from across the country as a finalist in the Heritage Section. The winners of the overall award will be announced in May 2021.  

This is great recognition for our work over the last twenty-five years and in particular the dedication of people like Dr Cliona O’Carroll (Research Director) and our other colleagues in the Department of Folklore in UCC, as well as our collectors, researchers and most importantly our interviewees over many years. 

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Two projects underway: Testimony of infectious disease and ‘Chronicles of COVID-19’

The last year has been difficult, but we have been working on two new projects, which we will be sharing soon.

The pilot version of Catching Stories, a database of testimony of infectious diseases and their history in Ireland, will be developed throughout 2021. You can have a peek at the resource under construction here:

Our ‘Chronicles of COVID-19’ has been moved to its own site, prior to the sharing of our 2020 questionnaire submissions and the launch of our 2021 questionnaire: