Thursday, October 06, 2016

‘Stories of the River Liffey’ evening

For thousands of years the River Liffey has shaped the lives of the generations who have lived along its banks, and Abarta Heritage would love to find out about your local stories relating to life along the banks of the river, writes Kildare County Council's Heritage Officer Bridget Loughlin.

Information evenings are being held on Tuesday 11 October at 7pm in St Kevin's Community Centre in Blessington; Newbridge Library on Wednesday 12 October at 7pm; and Celbridge Manor Hotel on Wednesday 19 October at 7pm, to share stories as part of the River Liffey Heritage Project.

This project aims to record local stories relating to folklore, archaeology, history, traditions and songs so that a digital database, which will preserve the stories for future generations, can be created. All are welcome to share their stories and hear about what life was like in the past.

The River Liffey Heritage Project is an action of the County Heritage Plan, supported by the local authorities of Wicklow, Kildare, South County Dublin, Fingal and Dublin City and the Heritage Council.

Abarta Heritage was established in 2012 by archaeologists Neil Jackman and Róisín Burke, to help people worldwide to discover the stories of Ireland through audio guides, brochures, maps and books. Based in Clonmel, County Tipperary, the company works with communities across Ireland and national institutions to tell their stories.

For more information contact Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Heritage Officer. Tel: 045 980791 or email