Storytelling and Declaration Workshop

Sat, May 7, 2022

16:30 - 22:30

Beltane Fire Festival, Hill of Uisneach

We are delighted to be running our first face-to-face storytelling workshop at The Bealtaine Fire Celebration, which takes place on the Hill of Uisneach.

Add your voice to how we can make Ireland more repair-minded and bring along a picture of a repaired object and we will upload it to our website, with each story contributing to building the “People’s Archive of Everyday Repair”.

The Hill of Uisneach is an ancient ceremonial site and protected national monument in Westmeath. Symbolically considered as Ireland’s sacred centre, the site plays key role in Irish Celtic mythology, as it was considered as an assembly point for druids and others, who tended the “great fire”. Tending the fire became the catalyst for the Bealtaine Festival (Celtic May Day Festival) – an annual gathering and fair at Uisneach that continues today.

Pitching up our bell tent, we will be on site for the duration of the event, so do look out for us and drop by to learn about Repair Acts, Ireland.

Storytelling Workshops: 17.30-18.30; 19.30-20.30; 21.30-22.30

Image credit: Teresa Dillon, Dunnes Joinery, Wheelright Studio Museum, Rahugh, Westmeath