My project involves documenting Connemara. I want to examine it's landscape, people and produce. Connemara has a rawness about it, an untouched wildness. For hundreds of years the landscape has remained the same in contrast to much of the rest of the country. The native Irish language “Gaeilge” which was once spoken all over Ireland still has a strong influence in Connemara and is widely spoken. It is commonly referred to as the largest Gaeltacht region in Ireland.

Professions also in the region have generally remained the same but as there has been an increase in seasonal tourism a new genre of employment has emerged. Many of the profession's in Connemara are generational, with skills and knowledge passed down from parent to child. I hope to capture all of this in my project "Connemara".

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