About us The shorter version
What we’re about – making your story blossom
Hatch a plan. 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.
Give it colour. 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.
Horse’s Mouth. 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’.
Free Consultation. 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.
N.B. If you really want to hear what our back story is, it’s below, but let’s get working on your story instead we say!
About us The full nine yards!
Racontour Production’s founder and creative director, John Ward, has had an interest in Irish culture and history from an early age. His grandfather, PJ Ward was the T.D. for Donegal South in the First Dáil Eireann in 1918.
Though he never knew PJ, the connection sparked a curiosity that stayed with him and lead to John getting involved with local travel and heritage projects including running heritage festivals in Donegal Town around St. Patrick’s Day in the mid-1990s.
An in-house lawyer for a number of media and I.T. blue chip companies in England, John decided the time was right to move back to Ireland in 2008 and do something new and exciting in the ever-expanding field of digital media.
Sealing one’s fate
2008 - 2010
Jonwards and upwards
2010 - 2013
GPS audio tours
From Donegal to Youghal
2014 - 2016
2016 - 2018
A sort of homecoming
2019 and beyond
Going all out
Getting from A to Z