A COMMUNITY course aimed at providing the people of north and east Kerry with training which will enable them to record the folklore of the area has been planned to begin this weekend. The aim of the course is to help locals to collect and conserve the heritage and culture of their areas for future generations.
"This training programme will help participants develop a basic understanding of the techniques involved in researching, structuring, interviewing and recording the invaluable folklore and traditions of north and east Kerry," said local organiser, Kay Daly of NEKD.
Each participant will be provided with an understanding of the techniques required to interview, record and preserve the material.
The training will be delivered under the following headings:
Introduction to Collecting Folklore; Using Recording Equipment; Processing Folklore Interviews and Material and Individual Participants Progress on Projects.
The course will be run at the North & East Kerry Development Office, Crageens here in Castleisland and will run over four days in two lots of two-day sessions.
The first session is planned for this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st. The second session will be held at the same venue on November 10th and 11th from 11am to 4pm each day.
Participation will be restricted to 20 people per session.
Bookings are being taken by: Kay Daly, Culture, Heritage and Environmental Specialist, North & East Kerry Development, Castleisland Co. Kerry - or on 087 9940339