Oral history project in the city

Kilkenny VEC, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and the local heritage officer are developing a project to explore how we name the city. It is envisaged that this project will be based on a series of conversations or workshops populated by people from the city. The workshops will seek to explore origins of the names, mapping the names in to the city and layering these over the parish names, identifying the distinguishing features attached to each name, the history of the relationships between the areas, and other themes that will be identified by the groups participating in the project.

Kilkenny VEC, Kilkenny Leader Partnership and the local heritage officer are developing a project to explore how we name the city. It is envisaged that this project will be based on a series of conversations or workshops populated by people from the city. The workshops will seek to explore origins of the names, mapping the names in to the city and layering these over the parish names, identifying the distinguishing features attached to each name, the history of the relationships between the areas, and other themes that will be identified by the groups participating in the project.

This knowledge lives in the memories and imaginations of the residents of Kilkenny city and in particular the people who come from some the older communities in the city such as Loughboy and The Village and people who moved from these communities in to Newpark Close, Hebron and the Butts.

In order for people to share their stories, workshops will commence in Loughboy Library on August 2 from 10am to noon. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Connie McGee on 086 7718040 or the Kilkenny Leader Partnership main office on 056 7752111.