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This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people's memories

“Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry – but they are all genuine Irish stories told from the heart,” the project co-ordinator said.

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AN ONLINE CROWDSOURCING project wants to animate stories and memories of Irish people all across the country and share them with the world.

Following on from the recording of a number of interviews with Irish people living abroad who returned home for The Gathering, the project wants to preserve these stories forever on screen.

‘Gathering Heritage’ said the stories are “from people who had lived varied and interesting lives” and they are a valuable piece of Irish heritage.

“We want to share those with the world, ” commented project co-ordinator Jacon McGee. “Our animations will be voiced not by actors but by the people themselves who came forward to offer their stories. Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry – but they are all genuine Irish stories told from the heart.”

Director John Moore, RTÉ’s Tom Savage and musician Jim Corr are among those who have already been interviewed for the project.

The campaign needs to raise €11,500 and is running until the end of August.

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