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Tiny Little Histories – Telling Limerick’s stories of the past



Tiny Little Histories is the new initiative by The GAFF Limerick and Creative Communities Mid-West to tell forgotten local stories of the past 

Tiny Little Histories – Telling Limerick’s stories of the past

Tiny Little Histories is the brand-new project by The GAFF Limerick bringing together creative communities across the Mid-West to tell stories of the past. 

Creative Communities Midwest are seeking submissions from community-based arts organisations and communities to dig deep to find untold histories about the Mid-West. Histories that have been passed down through the years and have yet to be told. These histories will be presented in the community in November 2021 (Subject to Covid restrictions)  


This presentation might be a performance, a reading, a digital presentation via audio or film or a similar event. After the event, the history will become part of the beginning of a collection of histories about the Mid-West that will be available online as an educational community resource. 

Creative Communities Midwest (CCM) is a professionally resourced, network led by The GAFF to connect arts organisations and community stakeholders. The aim of the network is to further embed community engagement and develop new ways for creative communities to network. 

Speaking on the new initiative, The GAFF said “In November 2021, Creative Communities Midwest will bring eight of the greatest untold stories/histories in the Mid-West to life through our network so that our communities can access cultural and historical experiences that we will link to a digital platform. Schools, families and communities can access local history and stories told through the medium of Arts and Culture. Based on the significant success of the Place-Based Curriculum in Leeds and Hull, this project will lead with eight Tiny Little Histories in 2021.” 

The GAFF is an artist-driven theatre resource that supports Limerick theatre artists through the provision of dedicated spaces for rehearsing, devising and presenting works in progress, meeting spaces where advice and mentoring from fellow practitioners.   

Speaking about the launch of the event, Chairperson of The GAFF, Mike Finn noted that. 

“We have a rich history of storytelling in the Mid-West. Stories are handed down to family members over time and we are hoping to connect with communities and bring these stories to life and preserve them for future generations”

Tiny Little Histories, told by the community and preserved by the community. 

For full details and to submit your Tiny Little History go HERE 

For more stories on The GAFF go HERE 


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.