Vanishing Ireland connects the Irish diaspora around the world, chronicling the life and times of Ireland's oldest generation through their stories and distinctive voices. Created by historian, Turtle Bunbury and photographer, James Fennell, Vanishing Ireland contributes a continuous stream of memories to the national archives, preserving knowledge, wisdom and anecdotes for present and future generations.
Thanks to the expertise of our producers, the Vanishing Ireland podcast interviews have taken place remotely and photography has been kindly taken by friends and family. The photography for the Vanishing Ireland book series is entirely by James Fennell.
Vanishing Ireland brings comfort in memories to the Irish diaspora all over the world. Photo by Brian McNamee.
“Vanishing Ireland is about gathering experiences, information and qualities of life from people who have lived longer," says Anne Doyle, RTE News icon. "This is a very human initiative and could contribute something very significant to our national lore."