Our Wicklow Heritage is an innovative online community heritage hub – a living archive of Wicklow Communities.
The website represents a collaboration of individual heritage recording groups in the county which, under the guidance of Wicklow County Council’s Heritage Officer and the Archives Service, have joined the Irish Community Archive Network (ICAN).
ICAN is co-ordinated by the National Museum of Ireland and over the last eight months the various Wicklow groups have participated in training to manage and curate the heritage of their local areas.
In addition to the County Wicklow Heritage Site (first initiated five years ago as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan), the extra participating groups in 2020 are: Glens of Lead; Donard Imaal History; Medieval Bray Project; Delgany Heritage Village and the Glendalough Heritage Forum.
As well as preserving and showcasing the heritage of their local places, the participating groups also benefit from networking, mentoring and training.
Community archives are interactive, allowing interested individuals to upload and share photographs, articles, personal stories, oral histories and videos. Topics featured include everything from nature observations, to historical information, folklore and cultural heritage.
Visit www.wicklowheritage.org to browse the pages, make comments and contribute your information and photographs.