The sea and sky merge seamlessly on the horizon. We stop on the brow of Mattie’s Hill and gaze at the sea at Woodstown glistening and shimmering in the distance. It never fails to thrill and excite us. “The tide is out.” Our war cry goes up. We cycle, freewheeling down the hill, shrieking with
Ireland has a rich heritage of storytelling. In fact, it is part of our national identity and helps define us as a nation. Stories bring memories to life and help us reconnect with special places. Stories help us pass on knowledge and experience to future generations.
Every year we have held an evening of story reading from the “Stories from the Waterside collection” to coincide with World Wetlands Day or World Waters Day. This Stories from the Waterside event has proved extremely popular, and we have had numerous requests to run the event again to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2023. This time specifically focusing on stories which have not yet been read out.
So we thought it would be nice to ask you to suggest which stories should be considered, by way of a popular vote. All of the stories are published on the website Stories from the waterside, and can be searched by county, folklore, wildlife, waterbody type and other key thematic areas. We invite you, your families and friends to read the selection, and pick out your favorite stories for consideration.
To vote before Tuesday 24 Jan 2023 please click here: VOTE
To attend this online event please register here and we hope to see you at the event.