I recently came across this website online and thought it may be something a lot of you guys would be interested in.
Why don't you check it out.
The Irish American Story Project, has been set up voluntarily to collect Irish-American stories.
The website was launch in January 2008, and its aim is to collect all forms of stories, relating to Irish and Irish-American culture. The Irish have a reputation as story tellers, and the website is set to capture the content of the stories. Visitors, can browse stories or actually write a short story.
For over one hundred and fifty years thousands of Irish people have moved to the US, yet little is known about the experiences that they had along the way. The website has been set up to record stories of Irish American culture and heritage for prosperity.
So what kind of stories?
Stories of coincidence, luck, love, sport, hardship, travel, coincidence, coming home from people from all walks of life and all ages. If you have a personal story or one about a relative/ friend/ colleague that you would like to share, please send it in. Sometimes, the most interesting stories are about the average persons journey in life - the challenges and opportunities that arise. To safeguard these stories we are offering people the opportunity to upload them here for posterity.
The website wishes to capture stories relating to the Irish culture and the way that people have woven their culture in American society. We are looking for success, failure, laughter, joy, family experiences, travel, everything that relates to this.
The founder Brian Reynolds from Dublin, though up the website having lived in New York for several years, and was always fascinated with the experiences of Irish Americans and how proudly they held onto their culture.
The websites address is www.Irishamericanstoryproject.com