‘Stories from the Waterside’ was a national story writing competition, organised LAWPRO in partnership with The Heritage Council and the Heritage Officers Programme, Waterways Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland. It celebrates the connection between people and their local waterbodies through stories. Entries were received from across Ireland in both English and Irish. In total there was almost 500 entries in the competition, which ran throughout the period of the first COVID-19 lockdown The winning stories were published in a book called ‘Stories from the Waterside’.
The new website, which will be launched on Tuesday 02 February, will provide ongoing access to this unique collection of stories. Details of event are as follows:
Event: ‘Stories From The Waterside’ online readings and reflections (in Irish & English) from the national story writing competition and launch of new dedicated website with all the stories.
Date: Tuesday, 2nd Feb 2021 (World Wetlands Day)
The event will include readings and reflections on our local waterbodies and will see the launch of a new website to capture all the stories entered into the story writing competition. It will make all the stories available on a theme / county basis and the association with a local water body. The event is free to attend and open to all but registration is required (see above link).