This project was initiated as a means of
recording information on changing times from pre 1950’s
to present in typical rural Ireland, concentrating on
the experiences of Donaghmore and the surrounding areas.
This project is an interactive experience and uses technology
to ensure that social history and changes in the local
environment is presented in an accessible format using
video, photographic, text and sound records.
During the interviewing process, the Donaghmore Historical
Society collected testimonies from residents, associates
and characters of the Donaghmore and surrounding villages,
hamlets and townlands covering every day aspects of the
life and times in typical rural area of Ireland pre 1950’s.
The program is designed to satisfy local community interests,
as well as the interests of outside visitors. We hope
that many groups and individuals continue to be involved
in compiling information and the visual record, so that
the project continues to serve and grow as a community
resource. This content has helped create a catalogue that
helps researchers navigate the archive more easily and
experience a first hand account of living history.