Terri Kearney of the Skibbereen Heritage Centre will speak at the Festival on Saturday morning on 'Stories of the Revolution’, a schools’ folklore project collecting stories about the 1916-23 period in West Cork.
The project has been running for a number of years. Local children are asked to collect stories relating to the Revolutionary period from older relatives and people in the community. The project will run up to 1923 when the children's essays will be uploaded to create a digital archive. The physical essays will go to Cork City Archives for posterity.
Terri Kearney is a native of Skibbereen and has managed Skibbereen Heritage Centre since it opened in 2000. She has published two books, Lough Hyne: The Marine Researchers – in Pictures, Lough Hyne: From Prehistory to the Present as well as co-authoring Skibbereen: The Famine Story.