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Oral History

Discover the memories & stories of the waterways...

​Definition of Oral History

Oral history is a sound recording of historical information, obtained through an interview that preserves a person’s life history or eyewitness account of a past experience.

The Waterways Ireland Oral History Project

The Waterways Ireland Oral History Project is an initiative designed to create and preserve the oral histories of the inland waterways. Begun as a pilot project in late 2015 it has been developed with the aim of building a unique archive collection of the personal stories, memories and experiences associated with the waterways.​​ Click on one of the images below to find out more... 

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Get Involved!​

Waterways Ireland is actively collecting these oral histories as well as encouraging individual volunteers and groups to deposit relevant oral histories in the Waterways Ireland archive.  It is the intention that oral histories will be curated and archived in full before being made publicly available.

To find out more about making a deposit read our Oral History Project Guidelines here.  

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