Community Listening Event – April 2023

‘Circular Tales’: slocking apples, chocolate crumb and collecting waste in 1940s to 1960s Cork City

At this community listening event, the Cork Folklore Project shared stories and memories from our archive to celebrate the launch of our project ‘Circular Tales’, with a most engaged audience. Dr Cliona O’Carroll and Jamie Furey (Project Lead), presented stories of how Cork City communities in the 1940s to 1960 stretched resources, earned extra money, and creatively appropriated all sorts of goods from chocolate crumb to apples to fish. The broader project will engage with our colleagues in the Environmental Research Institute who will identify how these memories are relevant to current concerns about ecological sustainability. 

Cork Folklore Project Listening Event (April 2023) – Circular Tales