Life’s Story …at the foot of Slieve Bloom is a project to record, in conversations, the stories of times past in our parish of Camross, Co. Laois through the recollections of many of our senior parish residents.
The idea was conceived by Lar Hogan, Peter Dooley and Paul Dunne. It was born out of a love for local history, out parish and the Slieve Bloom Mountains. We felt it was very important to record the stories, before they were lost. We hope that they will now be preserved for future generations.
While the stories may be of local interest, of the ordinary and everyday life, they provide a great insight into times that are now past, and of life lived at a different pace. The stories speak of a life less complicated, a life with less material possessions. Theyalso a life full of characters and happiness, of a way of life more simple.
Life’s Story currently comprises of a box set of 8 DVD, telling the stories of seven of our senior citizens in Camross. The box set, or individual DVDs, are available to purchase on this site as a box set, or as individual DVDs.
We hope that this is just the beginning, and we intend to continue recording conversations with many more of our people. If you have any suggestions, we would be pleased to hear from you.
All proceeds from the sale of these video DVDs are being divided equally between three very deserving charities:
- Brain Tumour Support
- Alzheimer Unit Mountmellick C.N.U
- Midland’s Parkinsons Association
Technical Note: These videos have been produced using the European standard PAL video format. While this may cause issues with some DVD players in the US, we understand that most US DVD players (particularly the newer cheaper ones) play PAL without a problem. The DVDs will also play on computers using Media Player or Cyberlink Power Media Player 14 (which ships with Windows 10 in some countries) or VLC.