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A Valleymount mountain farmer is set to share stories from his life as part of a new podcast series.

84 year-old Myles Clarke will be interviewed as part of the second episode of the new 'Vanishing Ireland' podcast. Myles will talk about growing up in a world without electricity. The episode will be available from Friday, June 25 at 3 p.m. and can be listened to on all major podcast platforms.

Kindly supported by SuperValu, the series features 16 profile interviews with elders of Irish society by historian Turtle Bunbury, who founded the Vanishing Ireland project twenty years ago.

'Vanishing Ireland with Turtle Bunbury' is a podcast series of interviews with Ireland's over 70s, celebrating their life stories, challenges, courage, kindness and humour. The series documents the, very often, extraordinary lives of older ppeople in a way that celebrates the past while informing younger generations in shaping the future. The 2021 series will highlight the wealth of humour, resilience and wisdom from Ireland's elders. Created in audio format, Turtle discusses life and its learnings with people across Ireland, saving and celebrating their voices for future generations. Each interview was recorded virtually using conference software in order to comply with public health guidelines.

Turtle Bunbury said: 'Introducing the voices of Vanishing Ireland to the podcast generation has been an entirely new departure for our elders but has been deeply exciting and very much in keeping with our aims. I feel very honoured to have had this time with Ireland's elders and to chronicle their unique and fascinating stories. We hope everyone enjoys listening to the series as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

'Given the unique position SuperValu has as part of so many communities and its national reach with campaigns such as Tidy Towns, GAA, the Autism Community and others, it is uniquely placed to bring this project nationwide appeal with a solid footprint in community.

Ray Kelly, Marketing Director, SuperValu said: 'The Vanishing Ireland project has a robust track record in championing local heroes and strengthening the bond between the generations. SuperValu understand inter-generational communities who are diverse and inclusive as we are lucky to see it every day in our stores and in campaigns such as Tidy Towns, which brings everyone together. We are excited to hear the series air with the extraordinary people Turtle has interviewed.'


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