The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar

The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar A stunning new calendar exploring the Irish dresser and dates of folkloric importance in Ireland.

“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)

**** Attention Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford People ****...
24/12/2022

**** Attention Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford People ****

LAST CHANCE to get a copy 🎄🎄🎄

Just to let you know you can pick up copies of The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar in these shops around the country They have limited numbers left so grab a copy before they are gone!

Thanks again and here is a list of the shops.

Liber (Sligo), Castlebooks (Mayo), Charlie Byrnes (Galway), Ennis Bookshop (Clare), Banner Books (Ennistymon, Clare), O’Mahony’s (Limerick/Kerry and Ennis), Woulfes (Listowel,Kerry), Di**le Bookstore (Kerry), Gadaí Dubh (Cork), Bantry Books (Cork), Nenagh Bookshop (Tipperary), Easons (Gorey, Enniscorthy and Wexford Town), The Bookcentre (Wexford Town, Kilkenny and Waterford), Red Books (Wexford Town), Hubb 16 (New Ross), Steemers (Bunclody, Wexford), The Trading Post (Oulart, Wexford), Sugar and Spice (Bunclody), Reader’s Paradise (Wexford Town) and Raths (Ballygarrett, Wexford)

Text: Michael Fortune

Here’s what’s under my Christmas tree tonight - a load of packed, addressed and stamped calendars all ready to be posted...
04/12/2022

Here’s what’s under my Christmas tree tonight - a load of packed, addressed and stamped calendars all ready to be posted in the morning! I was kept busy processing these today as we got a load of orders in yesterday and today. As always, if you want a copy of The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar - now is a right time to order as the postal service is great at present and there’s still free postage in Ireland. Orders to the US/Canada are way up this year too and only taking about 6 days to get from door to door.

You can order copies directly from me at:

www.thedresserproject.ie or www.folklore.ie

Thanks a million.

Text: Michael Fortune

If you are free this morning tune into Tipp FM at 10.40am to hear me chat to Fran Curry about The 2023 Irish Dresser and...
30/11/2022

If you are free this morning tune into Tipp FM at
10.40am to hear me chat to Fran Curry about The 2023 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar
and also Irish Christmas Folklore and Traditions.

Lovely to see this in yesterdays Sunday Independent
28/11/2022

Lovely to see this in yesterdays Sunday Independent

Thanks to the Wexford People newspapers for covering this. 👏
23/11/2022

Thanks to the Wexford People newspapers for covering this. 👏

The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is returning for 2023, and given the huge popularity of the project in 2021 and 2022 it is sure to be a hit.

The fist ever Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar - featured in the iconic Ireland's Own
21/11/2022

The fist ever Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar - featured in the iconic Ireland's Own

Just to let you know The 2023 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is now available and 100's of calendars have already h...
05/11/2022

Just to let you know The 2023 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is now available and 100's of calendars have already headed off to homes from Offaly to Ohio and from West Cork to Japan. Order now if you can and remember there is free shipping in Ireland for the month on November. Order at www.thedresserproject.ie or www.folklore.ie

Thanks, Michael Fortune

Just to let you know that I have recently produced The 2023 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar which contains new dress...
03/11/2022

Just to let you know that I have recently produced The 2023 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar which contains new dressers and stories from all over Ireland plus 140 Irish folklore dates.

The publication was photographed, researched and produced by myself and printed here in Ireland. If you would like to get a copy or see what it looks like in the flesh you can do so at www.thedresserproject.ie

This is the 3rd year I've produced the calendar and sold out in 2021 and 2022 thanks to your support.

Thanks again, Michael Fortune (folklore.ie)

Quick heads up. This package arrived at my door just now of a bunch of unsold calendars from a shop. The PayPal function...
25/01/2022

Quick heads up. This package arrived at my door just now of a bunch of unsold calendars from a shop. The PayPal function is now back on the website if you are still looking for a copy. They are €15 each which includes postage and packaging to anywhere in Ireland/World. www.thedresserproject.ie

Woohuu! I am delighted to tell you that for the SECOND YEAR in a row, my Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar has SOLD OU...
21/12/2021

Woohuu!

I am delighted to tell you that for the SECOND YEAR in a row, my Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar has SOLD OUT. Brilliant response from day one and after a ton of work and amazing ground up support - I have reached the finish line.

Thanks a million to all of you who supported this work in different ways and a huge thanks to the people who let me into their homes and lives to create this really special product. This was a self-produced publication with now big publishing house or marketing machine behind me - a completely ground up affair which I think people valued. Thanks again for your support and now the official Christmas wind-down begins. 🎄

Little REMINDER that there is still time to order copies of this online for Christmas. FREE P+P to anywhere in the Irela...
19/12/2021

Little REMINDER that there is still time to order copies of this online for Christmas. FREE P+P to anywhere in the Ireland/World included in the €15 price. Great savings and next day delivery to your door in Ireland.

LAST FEW DAYS to Order OnlineAre you looking for a last minute Christmas present? If so - why not avail of this last min...
17/12/2021

LAST FEW DAYS to Order Online

Are you looking for a last minute Christmas present? If so - why not avail of this last minute SPECIAL OFFER and treat yourself or someone you love to a copy of The 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar.

LIMITED stock left and between now the 24th of December postage to anywhere in Ireland/World is included in the €15 price! An Post delivery is great at present and next day delivery in Ireland.

The calendar has been featured on RTÉ, Newstalk, Ireland AM among others and is a perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for. To see what it looks like and to order a copy, head over to www.thedresserproject.ie.

Thanks.

Lads. It has been a long couple of months and I’m finally down to my last 2 boxes of The Irish Dresser and Folklore Cale...
15/12/2021

Lads. It has been a long couple of months and I’m finally down to my last 2 boxes of The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar 2022. I got way more printed this year as I had to do reprints last year due to demand. There will be no reprints this year though so this is it. They cost €15 each and between now and Christmas there is Free Shipping to anywhere in Ireland or the World. If you enjoy what I do and appreciate what I share here with ye - head over to www.thedresserproject.ie and order a copy. Thanks.

Text: Michael Fortune

Special Offer - FREE Cork Dresser Poster I have only 4 boxes of calendars left and need to find a good homes for them be...
13/12/2021

Special Offer - FREE Cork Dresser Poster

I have only 4 boxes of calendars left and need to find a good homes for them before Christmas! So this morning I have decided to include a FREE poster with ever order placed this week. I’ve limited large posters too so once they are gone, that’s it. Great present for anyone around the country as there are loads of counties represented in the calendar while if you are from Cork, well sure, you’re in your element for obvious reasons! The An Post service is brilliant and next day delivery on orders in Ireland. No excuses - order at www.thedresserproject.ie. Thanks a million.

West Cork FurnitureHere are some lovely examples of vernacular furniture from outside Schull in West Cork. These photos ...
11/12/2021

West Cork Furniture

Here are some lovely examples of vernacular furniture from outside Schull in West Cork. These photos were sent to me by Eva O’Callaghan as part of my work on The Dresser Project in Cork during the year. She tells me that the pieces were made her husbands grandfather around the early part of 1900s. He was a carpenter, who we believe built the house and did all woodwork inside including making all the furniture, stairs etc. Great style and detail on the dresser and I love the little shelf and forum.

This dresser features in the 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar and you can get copies over at www.thedresserproject.ie

I left Wexford at 6.45am this morning and pointed the car in the direction of north west Offaly. Great few hours recordi...
11/12/2021

I left Wexford at 6.45am this morning and pointed the car in the direction of north west Offaly. Great few hours recording two people Rosemarie Lantry and Jackie Lynch regarding a series of objects that they own and collecting the stories about them. The objects ranged from old pieces of prison art to Christening shawls and from 1960s old toys to farm diaries from the 1840s. Browse away at the snaps and I’ll share the stories in detail in time. These stories are being recorded as part of a new project I’ve been commissioned work on in Offaly called Spectacular Vernacular.

My Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar tells me that today is…
08/12/2021

My Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar tells me that today is…

What about this for a dresser and a collection!! I left Wexford yesterday morning at 7am for Offaly and spent the day in...
07/12/2021

What about this for a dresser and a collection!!

I left Wexford yesterday morning at 7am for Offaly and spent the day in three homes in near Horseleap, Pullagh and Cloghan documenting a body of objects and their stories for a new project. This was one of the houses I called to belonging to Séamus Carroll and it has to have been one of the best ‘museums’ I have ever been in. This is his private home and his own private collection and you can’t turn sideways without seeing something and more importantly Séamus telling you about it. I never saw anything like it and he knows where everything came from and in most cases who owned it before him. This dresser is just one of the hundreds of pieces he has and the finest gentleman you could ever meet. As dressers go, this is an absolute beast. It came from Roscrea in North Tipperary and weights a ton. No cheap wood here and everything is supersized. I’ll share more photos in time of his collection but in meantime enjoy these.

In case you missed it, here is that piece I did with Ray D'Arcy on Wednesday in the RTÉ studios in Dublin. We are also j...
03/12/2021

In case you missed it, here is that piece I did with Ray D'Arcy on Wednesday in the RTÉ studios in Dublin. We are also joined by phone by Tom Lacey in Waterford and Pauline Orme in Mayo who chatted to Ray about their own family dresser.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22037036/

If you are free at around 3.15pm today tune into the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 to hear me chat about The Irish Dres...
01/12/2021

If you are free at around 3.15pm today tune into the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 to hear me chat about The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar.

Today is St. Andrew’s Day and a big day for many Scottish people however it was also marked here in Ireland in some ways...
30/11/2021

Today is St. Andrew’s Day and a big day for many Scottish people however it was also marked here in Ireland in some ways. In Wexford there was a tradition of making a St. Andrew’s Cross from two rushes which was hung up on this day in cow houses and any sheds or barns with stock or fowl. You’ll find accounts recorded over the years but I’ve only came across one person who actually remembers seeing it being done. Like the St. Brigid’s Cross, it was made using rushes and hung over the door. No idea why it made its way here and wondering does anyone else mark this day at all in ways like this?

30/11/2021

The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar 2022

25/11/2021

In case you missed it, here is the chat I had with Dan Walsh on Mid-Week Voices on South East Radio yesterday. AUDIO ONLY

25/11/2021

In case you missed it, here is the chat I had with Maria McCann on Déise Today on WLRFM yesterday. AUDIO ONLY

New updated website.
23/11/2021

New updated website.

T I P P E R A R Y    P E O P L EIf you are free at 9.40am this morning, I'll be on chatting with Fran Curry on Tipp FM a...
22/11/2021

T I P P E R A R Y P E O P L E

If you are free at 9.40am this morning, I'll be on chatting with Fran Curry on Tipp FM about this. Thanks.

If you are looking for a gift for yourself or for a loved one for 2022, the Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is a MUS...
20/11/2021

If you are looking for a gift for yourself or for a loved one for 2022, the Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is a MUST.

Art, folklore, heritage and social history all rolled into one.

And like last year, there is a limited run - so order early! Really appreciate any support as it is a unique Irish publication.

Thanks

Here is a feature on The 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar in The Irish Examiner. Have a read and forget you can ...
19/11/2021

Here is a feature on The 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar in The Irish Examiner. Have a read and forget you can order a copy of at www.thedresserproject.ie

Michael Fortune's interest in vernacular architecture and furniture in the past decade led him around the country, culminating in a special calendar

A Beautiful West Cork Dresser
13/11/2021

A Beautiful West Cork Dresser

Little reminder that The 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is now available to buy at www.thedresserproject.ie. T...
08/10/2021

Little reminder that The 2022 Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar is now available to buy at www.thedresserproject.ie. The 2022 edition features 46 new dressers with a special pull-out poster featuring Cork Dressers and Abandoned Dressers from all over Ireland. They cost €15 each and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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Date marked in The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar. A production by Michael Fortune from folklore.ie. Available to buy at www.thedresserproject.ie