The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar
Following the success of last year’s publication, Michael Fortune from folklore.ie has produced a 2022 edition of
The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar featuring new dressers, stories and more folklore dates. This year’s calendar features forty six dressers from counties Tipperary, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick. It also contains a special pull-out feature on dressers from Co. Cork and abandoned dressers from around the country.
Speaking about the publication, Rosa Meehan, Curator at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
“Dressers, their makers and owners, the objects displayed are beautifully captured by Michael Fortune. Functional and beautiful, dressers are evocative and prompt memories. Through image and interview Michael weaves andshares the story of the Irish dresser. Enjoy!”
The dressers that are recorded here are more than just dry pieces of folk furniture or relics of the past. Instead they are an evolving and ever-changing display reflecting the experiences, lives and values of their keepers, serving as shrines as well as practical pieces of furniture. It is clear that the dresser has secured its place in the Irish kitchen for many years to come and for many of us, they are at the heart of our homes.
Due to incredible demand, the 2021 edition sold out three times, with three re-prints produced in the matter of weeks.This year, the publication has been produced early and orders can be made online at www.thedresserproject.ie.
You can find out more by visiting the project website, www.thedresserproject.ie or on facebook at facebook.com/folklore.ie
The publication has been supported by the Arts Offices of Carlow County Council, Mayo County Council, Cork County Council,
Waterford City & County Council, Limerick City & County Council, Kilkenny County Council, Tipperary County Council, Wexford
County Council, the Folklore Department of University College Cork, the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and folklore.ie.