Tuesday 23 January 2018

Michael Fortune to give living folklore lecture

Esther Hayden

There will be a interesting lecture on folklore in Enniscorthy Library this Thursday at 7pm.

The lecture 'The Living Folklore of County Wexford' will be given by Michael Fortune.

Michael has been a pioneer in the area of collecting folklore. As a result of his process of collecting and re-presenting, he has re-energised a huge interest in customs and traditions wherever he works.

In his home county of Wexford, he has single handedly spearheaded a resurgent interest in local customs and beliefs and in particular those around the month of May and Hallowe'en. In saying that, it must be stressed that Michael Fortune does not use folklore to service nostalgia, but instead attempts to highlight how folklore is constantly added to, and how it is intrinsically linked to memory and occasion, fiction and interpretation.

Admission is free and all are welcome, if you require additional support to fully participate please contact the librarian on 053-9236055.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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