New Team Member Joins Castleisland District Heritage

New Castleisland District Heritage recruit, Noel Nash pictured in Castleisland with project manager, Janet Murphy whose final project term ends later this year. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland District Heritage is delighted to welcome on board a new team member, Noel Nash, who will concentrate his skills on developing the graphic and social media side of the project.

Noel, who hails from Brosna, has a BA in Design for Interactive Multimedia – First Class Honours and a City and Guilds in Digital Skills Production.

His background is in building and engineering but the downturn that followed the Celtic Tiger caused him to re-evaluate his place in the work environment, and he decided to retrain in a subject that had always interested him.

300 Stories on Site

One of his recent projects was working with a team to develop and design an exhibition in the Kerry County Museum about 1916.

Castleisland District Heritage has almost 300 stories on its website, among the most recent a nostalgic look at 1950s style entertainment with Harry Brogan’s Party Pieces, and a sketch of the historic Ballymacadam Castle.

Varied Online Articles

Noel will be promoting the varied online articles on a number of social media platforms to promote the work of the archive, and hopefully raise some publicity for its recent fundraising journal, Earls Axeteers and Hoggies.

Trying to raise funds to maintain and develop the project and website is difficult at the best of times, even more so in a pandemic.

John Twiss Pardon Awaited

Nonetheless, work is underway on a second fundraising journal about the miscarriages of justice levied against Sylvester Poff and James Barrett for the murder of Thomas Browne of Dromultan – and all this as the project awaits the outcome of its application for the Presidential Pardon of John Twiss.

Noel will have his work cut out as there is much on the list of things to do, but he is ready to take up the challenge.

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