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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Oral History Template - Get Writing !

     Now that we’re marking the start of a third month of the ‘new normal’ in relation to Covid-19, the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society has devised an Oral History template that Primary Schools or even families would be interested in using as a guide over the coming weeks and months. During the current crisis we have seen numerous creatives inspired to adapt to the current restrictions be it musicians streaming online concerts to virtual football matches becoming a norm as e-Gamers become more and more popular.

     The subject of History has been no different with the Director of Waterford Treasures Eamonn McEneaney regaling the listeners of WLR with the stories of the objects on display in the city’s fantastic museums to the blogs of Waterford Harbour Tides and Tails by Andrew Doherty, while his cousin Jim’s twitter feed highlights stories of piracy and the macabre with dark tales of Ballybricken. History is for everyone; be it stories of grandparents childhoods, the great hurling matches of days-gone-by to the progress of video games; there’s something for everyone.

     So why not be inspired to explore your own historical curiosities and share them with the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society! We’ve provided a short template below that can be used as a guide to get your creative juices going. There are some helpful links as well.
     The best entry will receive a hamper of books which will include The Towns & Villages of the Waterford Greenway produced by Waterford County Museum; Waterford City: A History by Cian Manning and the 2019 edition of the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society journal Decies edited by Peigí Devlin. Entries can be submitted via the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society Facebook page or e-mailed to

Download details of template:  Oral History Template


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