Christmas Social tonight

Tonight’s Christmas Social in the Schoolhouse Bar in Askamore is hosted jointly by Askamore Community Education (ACE) who run the Tuesday night talks, and by Askamore Community Alert.

Everyone is welcome to come, and the specially invited guests are the older members of our community, some of whose stories have been taped in the past few months as part of the Askamore Memories folklore recording project.

These stories will form the basis of a presentation tonight. There will also be music, food, and bingo!

Come along and enjoy a social community event in good company – 8pm.

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Askamore Memories

This morning saw the start of our new folklore / heritage group. This was set up in order to record the memories of those in our community who were born in the 1930s or earlier, and of course to give a social dimension to the gathering, with a cuppa and a chat. First attendees were sisters Cathy Kavanagh of Bolinrush and Mary Gregan of Castlewhite. They spoke vividly of their memories of school days, with the topic being prompted by Davy Donohoe.

The outcomes of this project will see the taped work being typed up and possibly used in a future publication. Other options would be using part of the taped  conversations in the proposed new Askamore Heritage Centre, or using snippets online on this website.

The next topics are The Big Snow of 1947 and The Emergency, and the next meeting will take place on Thursday morning, June 7th at 10.15.

If you have stories to tell on these or other such topics, please come along, or encourage members of your family to join us for what promises to be an interesting and worthwhile project.