The Vanishing Ireland Project is a creation by historian and author Turtle Bunbury and photographer, James Fennell. The best-selling Vanishing Ireland books, which feature portrait interviews with elderly Irish men and women, have received much acclaim from within Ireland as well as from the Irish diaspora abroad.
The Vanishing Ireland books are currently sold out. We will update this page as soon as availability resumes.
Summer 2021 sees the start of a new era for Vanishing Ireland with the launch of a podcast series, kindly sponsored by SuperValu.
In each episode, Turtle Bunbury discusses life and its learnings with Ireland’s elders. This series celebrates courage, kindness and humour, capturing the voices of wisdom for future generations.
The mission of the Vanishing Ireland Interviews is to preserve the stories of the older generations, bringing to life the world that our grandparents knew in a manner that appeals to a 21st century audience.
Our hope is for Vanishing Ireland to inspire children and grandchildren to listen to the stories of their own parents and grandparents, as well as older friends and neighbours, creating a record of memories for future generations.
The official Vanishing Ireland Facebook group is growing daily, with a current following of 140K. The group is designed as a platform where people from all over the world can share photographs and memories of old Ireland.
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