Life Story Work with Older Migrants

Louise White & Draíocht, Blanchardstown Older Migrant Call Out


  • Does your group or organisation provide services to migrant communities in Dublin 15?

  • Do you engage elders in those communities? 

  • Are you interested in working with an experienced artist to provide creative activities for those elders at no cost to your organisation?

Louise White often works with communities to provide accessible creative activities. She is funded by the Arts Council as part of their ‘Making Great Art Work’ strategy. This supports artists to engage people who may not normally take part in the arts, this means there is no cost to participants. 


Blancharsdtown (and it’s surrounding areas) has a vibrant urban community. It has almost double the national average of migrant populations. Louise is working with Draíocht and Bealtaine Festival to develop ways to invite older migrants to take part in Life Story Workshops. Life-story work offers a means of opening up communication, creating understanding between people from different cultures, and sharing commonalities among neighbours.


Project Timeline: 

November - December 2019. Call-out to migrant groups in Dublin 15 area. 

January 2020. Meeting with potential groups.

February 2020. Core group selected.

March – April 2020. Weekly 2hr workshop, time & venue TBC. 

May 2020 Potential participation in Bealtaine Festival 2020 (not complusory, TBC). 


  • Are you or your group interested in working in this way?  

  • Would you like to know more?  

  • Please contact me on or here


Background Photo: Rua Photography