Newry and Mourne Museum

An oral history training course will take place on Friday 15 September at Newry and Mourne Museum from 10am to 4.30pm.

This course will offer an introduction to all aspects in the life cycle of an oral history project, from commissioning to disseminating and archiving.

It will introduce concepts of best practice in terms of ethical and legal considerations, consider different types of interviews and recording equipment, and how the content generated can be made use of in exhibitions and publications.

During the oral history interview Patch recalled attending classes at the Rooney School of Irish Dancing. Here he is viewing a photograph of his old teacher, Eileen Rooney (now Keenan), which is currently on display at Newry and Mourne Museum. The photograph was taken when Eileen was competing at Newry Musical Feis in the 1940s.

This training will be facilitated by the Oral History Network of Ireland.

Thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund administered by the Museums Association, the course is offered at the subsidised rate of £10 per person. Participants will need to bring their own lunch.

Pre-booking is essential. To book a place call 028 3031 3173 or 028 3031 3182 or email