Thursday May 2
In May 2012 An Grianán Started the Sense of Memory Project. Their facilitators set out to travel along the routes of the railways of Donegal, Derry and Tyrone, working with groups of older people who lived and worked beside the tracks that stretched across the North West. Through a series of reminiscence sessions we collected their memories: stories of the railways, the mills, the farms and factories; stories of the characters, of work and play, of smuggling and hawkers; stories of love and loss, joy and sadness. They are stories that unite us and speak of our shared experiences, no matter where we make our home. On The Camel’s Hump is a show that gives a flavour of the memories we harvested. The show is full of fun, music and laughter. It is a joyous celebration of the stories we heard along the routes of the railways.
A Sense of Memory is produced by An Grianán Theatre, in association with Reminiscence Network Northern Ireland, The Alley Theatre, Strabane and Voice of Older People Donegal.
This project is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.