Let’s make your locality’s story blossom
Got stories and characters galore to tell them in your locality? Don’t wait until it is too late, let us help you get a plan in place to record and promote your community’s rich heritage.
Whether it’s making a radio series, weekly podcasts, GPS audio tours or setting up a Rambling House storytelling centre, make your place flourish and see footfall increase accordingly.
We’re destination marketers specialising in digital heritage. If your locality has a lot to tell the world, let us help you bring those stories to life by capturing the true character of your area from the ‘horse’s mouth’.
Help preserve your heritage and promote your area as an appealing destination in one fell swoop. Have a look at our various services, hear some of the many tales we have recorded and get in touch when ready for a free consultation.
Highly Qualified Team
We have the skillset in both digital media and heritage faculties and have used them to produce an array of projects that both educate and entertain in line with our creed of storytelling that is informal, yet informed.
Personalised Travel Experiences
Ever locality has a different take and twist on life which we incorporate in searching out those hidden gems and forgotten stories. Every half acre in Ireland has them and we will ensure they are found – it is our speciality!
We seek to preserve, protect and promote the voices and heritage of Ireland. As part of our Digital Landscape Gardening project, we are building an oral network and a digital archive to empower local communities.
Having organised everything from festivals to international tourist fairs, exhibitions to parades, theatre productions to storytelling nights, we are confident in helping to bring a new angle to your festival or event. Meticulous planning and an eye for detail are key of course, but so is the ability to allow some creativity and flexibility. Talk to us about what you have in mind and let us help you bring that plan to life.
Comments from our associates over the years
“John Ward helped us to develop a groundbreaking approach to heritage and tourism with his unique attention to detail, his ability to identify aspects of the locality which are worthy of mention. HIs way to help independent travellers find their way marries technology and tourism in an attractive package.”
“John Ward is a man of many skills. His GPS tour of Inishowen was superb and broke new ground in digital media here. I was proud to be part of the Rambling House which recreated the world of our forefathers when they gathered at night to sing, tell stories and play music. John’s play THE TWILIGHT COURT was written and produced by John himself and was a great hit in courthouses in Donegal where it was performed to huge audiences. His revival of a Macklin play in the London church where there is a plaque to the Donegal playwright was a great tribute to Charles Macklin and Brian Friel.”
“Dear John, Enclosed is an exclusive Star Wars Episode VIII limited edition jacket. This gift is given to Cast and Crew as a very special thank you. Please accept this with our gratitude and thanks for all your help in the making of ‘The Last Jedi'”.
“Having worked with John at both VCG and Getty Images (following the acquisition), I had the opportunity to work with him on various projects. John was a highly respected member of the management team; equally at ease interfacing with executive management and handling senior level relationships with external clients. On the projects we worked on together, I found John to be thorough, professional and very commercial.”
“I worked with John while I was Chair of AIRPI (Association of Independent Radio Producers of Ireland) for the year 2011/12. As Communications Officer, John did a great job in opening up the association to the possibilities of new media, including Facebook, Linked-in, Google+, Audioboo and Twitter. His legal expertise was also invaluable as we dealt with various legal issues involving the association.”
‘A fantastic nod to the old Donegal tradition of ceiling, John Ward’s ‘Rambling House’ and its associated recordings tapped into the oral and social culture of Donegal to capture vanishing stories. It is instructive as a method of re-energising culture and also of documenting important aspects of our lore and storytelling heritage’.
“John has been incredibly supportive to me over the past 3 years as I embarked on a major cultural research project in County Donegal. He generously shared his extensive network of contacts in the cultural field, shared his own extensive professional research and archive material, and offered encouragement every step of the way.”
John Ward t/a Racontour Productions was employed by the club in the summer of 2019 to conduct an oral history project on aspects of the club’s history with the retirement of certain key staff members. John proved himself to be adaptable, tenacious and innovative in his execution of this project. We were very pleased with the outcome and appreciated his dedication and creativity in bringing the project to a successful conclusion.
Got a heritage idea that you want some advice on?
Feel you could help bring a Rambling House to life in your locality?
Keen to become part of the Digital Landscape Garden as a volunteer in due course?
Get in touch and do exactly what we’re saluting by talking – there’s no better way of progressing an idea.
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