THE IRISH DRESSER - 2021 CALENDAR

With over 100 Irish Calendar folklore dates. Photos and research by Michael Fortune/folklore.ie


ORDER YOURS TODAY!



The images and stories featured in this calendar are the result of a body of research conducted by artist/folklorist Michael Fortune where he documented almost 150 dressers in peoples homes and the personal stories attached to them. The dressers recorded 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.


In addition to the beautiful monthly images and essay by Michael, the calendar also highlights aspects of Irish folklore and customs connected to key dates in each month. Rather than include standard, international dates, he decided to highlight and promote particular festivals and customs which are relevant to us in Ireland. e.g. Put up you May Bush, Light a candle on All Souls’ Night, Take to the hills on Fraughan Sunday etc.


The calendar itself is A3 in size, saddle stitched with full image on top and month and information on the bottom. The days and months are in the Irish and English language and the front cover is on a lovely heavy 300gsm silk gloss laminate paper while the inside pages are on 150gsm silk. Calendars cost €15 each plus P+P. The P+P costs vary depending on the size of the order so please use the drop down menu to see exact costs. This is based on orders of 1 to 10 - however if you have larger orders, email or call and we can supply exact pricing.


Payment Options

Pay using your Credit Card via PayPal


Calendars Cost €15 Each

 


“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 and shares the story of the Irish dresser. Enjoy!”


Rosa Meehan, Curator at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (Oct. 2020)


“The dresser is neither humble nor mute. Whether regularly reorganised and celebrated, or serving as a more static backdrop to kitchen or shed, the kitchen dressers of Ireland tell stories of individual and shared craft, of linkages across communities and through time, and of layers and layers of human experience, to those who care to listen.”


Dr. Cliona O’Carroll, Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology, University College Cork

Click here for Irish Orders:

Multiples from 1 -10 (Includes postage cost)

Click here for International Orders: Multiples from 1 -9 (Includes postage cost)

...............................................................................................................................


Pay directly via PayPal.


To pay by standard PayPal transfer, login into paypal.com.

Go to Tools and in the dropdown menu, chose Send Money.

Here you can enter the details ‘thefolkloreproject@gmail.com

and select the figure based on your order and pay that amount.


Each Calendar costs €15 each. Calculate postage based on unit order.


Postage in Ireland:  1 Calendar (€2.50), 2 - 3 Calendars (€3.40), 4 - 12 Calendars (€9.00)

Postage outside Ireland:  1 Calendar (€4.50), 2 - 3 Calendars (€5.70), 4 - 9 Calendars (€12.00)

My PayPal Address thefolkloreproject@gmail.com


PayPal will have your name and address saved and this will be used for shipping.

If the calendar is to be posted to an alternative address please enter this information in

the ‘Note’ box ie the address and additional information.


...............................................................................................................................


Cheque and Postal Order


IF you don’t have access to PayPal or Credit Card - you can pay by Irish cheque or postal order.

Please post these to Michael Fortune, Curraghgraigue, Wexford (Y21 C867) with your return name and address.


...............................................................................................................................


Calendars will be shipped on the 18th of November 2020


If you have any problems please contact Michael on 087 6470247. Email: thefolkloreproject@gmail.com




Produced with the support of

*UPDATE*

Calendars will

be shipped from

the 11th of

November