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Colmcille 1500 Digital Schools’ Folklore Project


In 2020-2021 we celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St. Colmcille in Gartan, Co. Donegal.


Donegal County Council Library Service and Libraries NI invite tenders from suitably qualified individuals or organisations to develop and deliver a re-imagined version of the Schools’ Folklore Collection associated with Colmcille.


This project will consist of designing, developing and delivering workshops for primary school children both in County Donegal and County Derry. In line with Covid 19 restrictions in place at the time, the facilitator will prepare an online version of the workshops, if physical access to schools is not permitted.  The stories will then be compiled, selected and oral recordings made of the children reading their own stories. The selected story will then be animated and made available online. The project will culminate in a showcase event which will include the premiere of the animated story.


This exciting project will use modern technology and animation to update and reviatlise the story of Colmcille in a new and vibrant way for a 21st century audience.


Full project brief: Colmcille 1500 project brief 2020


The closing date for receipt of all proposals is 12.00pm on 7th of October 2020.


For further information on this project please email Una Mathewson at unamathew@donegalcoco.ie or Donna Cavanagh at dcavanagh@donegalcoco.ie.