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Stories from the waterside – new storytelling competition launched
A brand new national storytelling competition ‘Stories from the Waterside’ / ‘Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce’ with €4000 in prizes has just been launched. What stories have you to tell about your local waters? Have your family or neighbors told you any tall tales about your local water body over the years?
The LA Waters Programme have partnered with The Heritage Council and the Heritage Officer Programme, Waterways Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland to look for stories.
This could be your story about your favourite water body, or a story told to you by someone you know… maybe you can ring an uncle, aunt or grandparent who is a great storyteller and see if they have a story to tell?
You don’t have to be an expert writer to enter, just tell us your story or a story someone else has told you. Anyone can enter and you can enter more than one story if you like.
Your story can be from the past or in the present. It can be about the wildlife that lives or once lived in or around a water body. You can tell a story about fishing, hunting or just watching nature.
Your story could be about traditions or practices that used to take place, or maybe still do. Your story can involve folklore, tall tales or yarns associated with a water body.
What makes your local water body special?
A booklet with selected stories will be published for National Heritage Week which runs from 15-23 August 2020.
Entries are welcomed from across the island of Ireland and can be in English or Irish.
Stories should be:
- About a water body on the island of Ireland
- Written in English or Irish
- 600 words or less
- previously unpublished
Closing Date is 31st May 2020.