Narrative 4 Ireland

James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland recently visited our Transition Year Students. Narrative 4 Ireland is an organization set up to try and preserve Ireland’s history of story telling.

The Irish have a long tradition of storytelling going back to the time when every clan had its own oral historian or “Seanchaí,” whose job was to observe, contemplate and then memorize the stories he was told so that he could retell them to his community.

In the retelling, the story was passed back to the people and recorded in their memories as permanently as if they were set in stone.

Irish history has been preserved through this delicate, yet eloquent oral tradition and Narrative 4 Ireland is happy to help carry it forward.

Transition Year Students pictured with James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland

Transition Year Students pictured with James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland