Stories of the South East

Stories of The South East – Conor Nolan

Conor Nolan - Arts Officer Waterford

WHO AM I:

Conor Nolan. (According to my former Latin Teacher – Frank Kelly – I am “To try Unwilling” which is the translation of my name.)


WHAT DO I DO:

I’m one of the two Arts Officers in Waterford. I work with people who strive to, and want to, attain high artistic goals

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Stories of the South East – Adam Doran

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Woodturner and Trainee Tree Surgeon – Adam Doran

Who am I:

Adam Doran

What do I do:

Woodturner and Trainee Tree Surgeon

I am a member of the IWG – Irish Woodturners Guild and a member of ‘Turners Without Borders’ an outreach initiative by the AAW – The American Association of Woodturners who are working broadening links with the wider woodturning world. The AAW is the largest woodturning organization in the world.


River:

Barrow

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Stories of the South East – Vincent Duffe

Stories of the South East ThreeSisters 2020 Vincent Duffe
Traditional Irish music collector – Vincent Duffe

Who am I:

Vincent Duffe


What do I do:

Traditional Irish music collector, and Retired Garda Superintendent in Kilkenny from 1986 to 1998; I did 38 years service with An Garda Siochana. It was a privilege to follow in my fathers footsteps who was a founding member of the Garda Siochana in 1922 during the founding of the state.

I was always interested in traditional Irish music since I was a young man and I made a hobby of collecting recordings over the decades, most of which I donated to the traditional Irish Music Archive in Merrion Square. The archive was established by the government and is a huge cultural asset to those involved in Irish music in its many forms. 

River:

Nore

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