By Dan Walsh
Themed calendars have gained in popularity in recent times and well-known Wexford folklorist Michael Fortune has launched his latest publication – The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar 2022.
Speaking from his den of creativity at Curragraigue, Michael told WexfordLocal.com; Following the success of last year’s publication, I have decided to produce this 2022 edition featuring new dressers, stories and folklore dates. It features forty-six dressers from counties Tipperary, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick, and there is a pull-out feature on dressers from County Cork and abandoned dressers from around the country.
Michael has been researching and documenting images and stories on dressers since 2015 and has become an expert on dresser folklore and this year took on a new collection of over fifty homes in Cork and interest in dresser folklore is on the increase.
“My work focuses on collecting and sharing folklore, I have included folkloric dates to promote particular festivals and customs that are relevant to us in Ireland. All these little things get us through the year and I’m glad you are coming on this calendar journey with me,” concluded Michael.
Calendars are already available in “all good bookshops” as the slogan goes or contact Michael Fortune/folklore.ie
Michael Fortune will be speaking with Dan Walsh about 2022 dresser and folklore calendar on Mid Week Voices (South East Radio, 95.6 and 96.4FM) on Wednesday at 8pm.