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Folklore, tradition & great local minds

Ciara Carew
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience

This project, organised by the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will explore the folklore of the Cliffs of Moher and how a cultural understanding can develop through this folklore; the project will explore traditions in the locality, particularly that of St. Brigid’s Well, and how such heritage feeds the creative mind - inspiring artists, musicians, poets, folklorists, etc.; great local minds with a special focus on Cornelius O’Brien’s creations with Liscannor Stone; J.P. Holland’s invention of the submarine; and Dr Eamon Doyle on geology, art and appreciation of our landscape and heritage. What to expect: • An introduction video to Heritage Week 2020 at The Cliffs of Moher • Interweaving of topics • Videos featuring folklore, history, traditional music • A preparation research paper using various resources, including The Schools' Collection • Signage to promote displays (e.g. J.P. Holland exhibit), musicians and craftspeople • Posts on our Cliffs of Moher Social Media • Interviews of buskers and craftspeople • PowerPoints displayed in the visitor centre focused on St. Brigid’s Well; Traditional Music at the Cliffs; Great Local Minds - Past to Present: O’Brien, Holland & Doyle • A montage of photographs from our Heritage Week 2020 • Adherence to Covid-19 social distancing.

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