Tourism in marginal areas: South-West Ireland

Tourism in marginal areas: South-West Ireland

img. Funerary stele, 1679 | Stele funebre, 1679 by Pietro Masi – 2023 – Promoter Digital Gallery, Italy – CC BY via Europeana.

Stemming from the partnership with INCULTUM H2020 project dedicated to promote cultural tourism in Europe, PHOTOCONSORTIUM aggregated a selected collection of contemporary travel photography in Europeana.

As a curatorial effort to promote the reuse of cultural collections in the area of tourism, a number of nice Europeana galleries was also created, to discover unknown or lesser known locations and stories of communities in Europe.

Today we present “Irish diaspora – tracing roots“.

As a result of Irish diaspora ca. 70 million people worldwide claim some Irish descent, maintaining a vivid connection with Irish cultural identity & heritage. The online project performs participatory field surveys of historic graveyards and published online 800 cemeteries, recording the location of 100,000 ancient graves, helping trace the roots of Irish families who live abroad and supporting cultural tourism.

View the Gallery on Europeana!


This action and blog are part of the European Data Space for Cultural Heritage activities, financed by the Digital Europe Programme of the European Union.

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