I PASS THE GOLDEN cemetery, a few miles down the Golden Road, just outside my front door in County Tipperary. The graves have stories to tell.
I teach creative multimedia in the Limerick Institute of Technology and through a synergy with several other organisations (see Slideshare below), I plan to show ways of creating shareable stories with tour operators, B&B proprietors and people interested in promoting Ireland as a destination for The Gathering in 2013.
We're trying to move the needle in a big way, because the goal is to bring an additional 325,000 tourists to Ireland next year. It's a hard-and-fast goal, as rigourous as an Olympic standard.
The LIT programme involves hands-on field work with mobile audio and video equipment, culminating in a dynamic collection of stories and slide shows that promise to intrigue tourists interested in their roots. My blog at InsideView.ie will provide details on both the Skillsnet programmes and the Level 6 academic programme offered in the autumn 2012 and spring 2013 semesters. In the meantime, a short slide presentation provides more context.
Bernie Goldbach curates links on ancestry.