Shannon Fisherman Archive

Limerick City and County Council Archives and Mary Immaculate College have committed to a major oral history project to capture and index the memories of the fishermen and other linked trades. Once a major industry for many communities living on the banks of the Shannon, the fishermen and reed cutters’ traditional way of life is now reduced to a small number. This project will deliver a digital sound archive as an essential first step in preservation of this story. To enhance and communicate this project to a wide audience it is proposed to commission a short film and a series of photographs documenting this vulnerable yet very valuable intangible aspect of Limerick’s heritage - the story of county Limerick’s relationship with the river.

Domain: Culture & Entertainment

Timeframe: 2017

Metric: Number of audio recordings

Organisation: LCCC – Arts, MIC