Westmeath Industrial Heritage Oral History Project
County Westmeath has a rich industrial heritage. Industries that were active in the county include manufacturing and utility industries, transport, extractive (e.g. quarrying), communications networks, and fishing. Each of these industries contributed to the social,
historical, technical, engineering, and architectural development of County Westmeath.
Many people have personal experiences of working in these industries and this oral history project aims to capture living memories of these industries and industrial life in Westmeath in the form of oral history recordings. The project will record experiences from individuals who have worked in different industries around the County.
These interviews will then be preserved as a permanent resource on the industrial heritage of the county and the recordings and transcripts will be stored with Westmeath County Library, and will be made available through the library system. This project is being organised by the Westmeath Heritage Office.