Major Audit of Oral Heritage Recordings in County Westmeath Underway

Over many decades in Westmeath, precious memories of times gone by have been recorded by groups and individuals in an effort to document what are often fading memories of our past.  Now, Westmeath County Council, with funding from Creative Ireland, are undertaking a major audit of these collections, to compile a list for the first time of what has been recorded in the County.  Do you know of oral heritage recordings made about people, places, or topics in County Westmeath?  Perhaps you’ve made recordings yourself? If so, then the Westmeath Heritage Office of Westmeath County Council would like to hear from you. 

If you have any information on oral heritage recordings or collections on County Westmeath topics, people or places, please contact Mac Conmara Heritage Consulting on 087 916 0373 or by e-mail at  The audit will be completed in late-October 2022 and will be available to the public online.  (Click Here for full press release)

The audit will look at recordings already made and collected, if you are interested in recording your families' stories and memories then please contact Oliver Fallen, our Creator in Residence 2022 who is running a Free Oral history service at the moment.

This article was published on: 9th August, 2022
Filed under: Creative Ireland, Heritage News
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