29/09/2020

Special community creative writing project remembering Bloody Sunday 1920

Earlier this year, the GAA Museum in Croke Park announced details about a special community creative writing project in partnership with Fighting Words, as part of our Remembering Bloody Sunday programme of events.

Following all public health guidelines in relation to Covid-19, our plans for face-to-face workshops are still postponed for now, but we are excited to announce that we are going to proceed with the project and bring our workshops online!

If you live in the Croke Park community area, like telling stories or have an interest in local history, then this project is for you, and now, you can join in from the comfort of your own home!

What will happen in the online workshops?

The online workshops will start in late October and Fighting Words volunteers will facilitate online group video chats with groups of interested neighbours to discover more about the local area around Croke Park and its people.  

The chats will cover general history as well as stories and accounts of Bloody Sunday, which may have been passed down orally within local families or within the local community.

We hope that following these workshops, participants can write their memories down and we can publish a collection of these stories with members of the Croke Park community area as its authors.

What do I need to take part?

Participants don't need to have any previous writing experience to take part - but need to be living in the Croke Park community area and have access to Zoom to participate in the online workshops.

If you're a local resident that would like to get involved,  please get in touch - email [email protected] or call 01-8658607.