Essentially we are looking for any aspect of heritage that interests you, and that is associated with a location.
Limekiln at Annestown, Waterford
So you might want to send in a contribution with a story about the local historic graveyard, or you might know the history behind an old limekiln in the locality. You might have photographs or letters from long ago that casts light on a particular time or place, or you might know a folk tale behind a particular bridge or fairy tree. Was the old dilapidated ballroom once the scene of romance? Was a particular field once the venue for hurling or football matches against the local rivals? Does the ruins of an old cottage at the end of the lane have a story to tell?
We’re also interested in the heritage in your home – perhaps you have a particular period feature, or historic documents or letters, images or an interesting artefact that you never got around to reporting. (An important note – no home addresses will be shared on the map, so your privacy is protected at all times).
We’d also love to see how heritage inspires you – so if you have a poem, story or painting of a particular site, monument or place please do share that too. The emphasis of KnowYour5k is on the ‘Your’ – what are your discoveries, stories, tales or places. In essence, we are most interested in what you are most interested in. This is a project that you can enjoy as a family, or take on as your own mission.