Re(sounding) holy wells
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(Re)sounding holy wells was an artistic and cultural heritage project led by Vicky Langan, independent artist, and Dr Richard Scriven, Department of Geography, UCC, to imaginatively explore holy wells in Cork through workshops, audio recordings, and oral histories. It blended contemporary artistic production and cultural heritage in an active and community focused style. Using a collaborative approach with both primary schools and community heritage groups, the project examined and highlighted the roles of holy wells as cultural amenities and sites of vernacular heritage. Through creative workshops, students and local residents shared their accounts of holy wells, focusing on oral history, spoken non-fiction, and photographs/drawings. Primary school classes made audio recordings and took photos at the wells. Fresh understandings of the wells were produced through the use of audio by combining field recordings with accounts of the holy wells from young people and community members.
(Re)sounding holy wells was an artistic and cultural heritage project to imaginatively explore holy wells in Cork through workshops, audio recordings, and oral histories.
Holy wells , Cork , Heritage , Primary school
Scriven, R. and Langan, V. (2018) Re(sounding) holy wells. Available at: http://liminalentwinings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Booklet.pdf (Accessed: 26 November 2019)