Together Apart: Wicklow 2020 stories
Creating an archive of Wicklow stories.
Together Apart Wicklow 2020 Stories
You may be at home ‘cocooning’ or ill; you might find yourself
homeschooling your children or you may be working from home for
the first time. Perhaps you are an essential worker in the medical
field or in any area where your contribution is necessary to keep
society functioning. For many people, being compelled to ‘stay home
to stay safe’ has awakened a new curiosity in their local area and
the natural world around them; others have learned new skills,
rediscovered creative talents and taken up new hobbies. Whether
it is queues at your local supermarket, eerily empty streets or new
discoveries in nature, your photographs and first hand observations
can really capture the moment.
As we are all only too aware, we are living through
an unprecedented time in our history. The Covid-19
pandemic has turned the world on its head and with it
our daily lives. At Our Wicklow Heritage we are seeking
to create a ‘people’s archive’ to capture and share your
photos, stories and experiences, creating a record for
future generations of Wicklow life 2020.
We will archive and share these on our online
community heritage website. Firsthand stories
and photos have tremendous power and yours
will help future generations have empathy and
understanding of what it was really like to live
‘Together Apart’ in Wicklow in 2020.
Nature offers endless opportunities for joy at the
current time and history reminds us that this crisis
too will pass! #StayHomeStaySafe
Restrictions around funerals have been
particularly difficult at this time. If you have
lost someone, family or friend and wish to
share their story and your experience we would
be privileged to publish it on our community
Please send us your stories, photos,
poems, sketches, anecdotes, articles
and observations by email to:
This is a joint initiative of Wicklow County Libraries, Archives Service
and Heritage Office and is supported by the Heritage Council through the County Wicklow Heritage Plan.