The onset of Covid19 has prompted us to reignite Vanishing Ireland. There is a renewed sense of urgency to record the older generation’s take on life, to celebrate their courage, kindness and humour as they face into a new age of cocooning.
In audio format, this new interview series brings the invaluable memories and captivating voices of these venerable elders to an eager, world wide online audience.
Photograph by James Fennell
The official Vanishing Ireland Facebook page is growing daily, with a current following of 121.5K+
This page is designed as a platform where people from all over the world can share photographs and memories of old Ireland.
The Vanishing Ireland book series has sold circa 90,000 copies; and 3 out of 4 of the books were short listed for the Best Irish Published book of the year.
“Nostalgic, yes, but Vanishing Ireland is successful because it maintains the dignity and good humour of the people whose lives it explores, without straying into faux sentimentality.’ Cara Magazine
Turtle Bunbury and James Fennell's mission has always been 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. Their great hope is that this will inspire children and grandchildren to interview their own parents and grandparents, as well as older friends and neighbours, creating a record of memories for future generations.