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To find out more about the project, to suggest a person to be interviewed or if you have weather records that might be of interest please contact:

Dr Arlene Crampsie
School of Geography
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Email: (opens in a new window)droughtmemories@ucd.ie
Tel: + 353 (0)1 7168343

Share your memories and stories with us

Do you have memories, stories or recollections about past drought periods across Ireland? How did drought affect you, your business or your family? What actions did you take to reduce negative impacts and who helped you to recover? Would you like to share your story with our project ‘Irish Droughts: Environmental and Cultural Memories of a Neglected Hazard’ and help us build a publically accessible archive of these memories?

If so, simply send your memories to us in a letter or email. It does not matter if your memories relate to a recent drought or one from many years ago, we are interested in your experiences and will be delighted to receive your contribution. Please make sure to tell us where in the country you are talking about and roughly when the events you are remembering took place.

In order to process your submission please include the following details:
•    name
•    postal address & email (if applicable)
•    telephone number
•    And the following phrase:
‘I hereby assign the copyright of the content of the above to the Irish Droughts Project on the understanding that the content will not be used in a derogatory manner. I consent to having this contribution archived, made available online and used in publications and reports arising from the project so long as I am identified as the contributor.’

Your personal contact details are required only so that we can follow up with you if we have any queries about your submission. They will not be included in the project archive, made available online or shared with anyone outside of the project team.

If you are willing to participate in a follow up interview about these memories please indicate this in your submission and one of our team will follow up with you as soon as possible.

For further information on the project and how your contribution could be used please contact us at the details above.