Dundalk Town Centre’s historic Long Walk Trees

Launch Event 25th November @ 2pm

Venue: County Museum, Dundalk Town Centre

 2.00pm Complimentary Lunch in Museum

2.30pm Announcement of the Dundalk Historic Trees #Hashtag Competition Winners

Majella McAllister, Director, Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann

2.45pm Welcome to Dundalk and Louth County MuseumAn Cathaoirleach, Kevin Meenan & Brian Walsh, Louth County Museum Director/Curator

2.50pm Background to the CTCHC Programme & the Dundalk CTCHC Project Ali Harvey, Founding Co-ordinator, CTCHC Programme, Heritage Council 

2.55pm Video: Creating the Dundalk CTCHC Historic Trees Website and VideoJames McConville, Accelerating Change Together (ACT)

3.10pm Background to the Museum of Childhood Ireland – Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Arts Facilitator

3.15pm *Launch of Dundalk CTCHC Historic Trees Video – Screen video*

3.20pm Hearing Youth Voices in Dundalk – Chiamaka, Majella and Oude Diane lead youth interaction/youth voice section 

3.45pm Address from Student from Colaiste Chú Chulainn on behalf of the students involved in the project over the last month.

3.55pm CLOSE AND THANKS TO ALL! – Ali Harvey on behalf of the Project Team

Exploration follows of Dundalk’s historic Long Walk Trees area

 Contact details:

Ali Harvey M. 087 419 3458

Majella McAllister M. 087 681 6760

Brian Walsh M. 087 132 9076

AV by StageandLighting.net M. 086 200 205

And some of the wonderful awards!

Background to the project

Capturing the Voice of Children and Young People as they explore Dundalk Town Centre‘s Historic Long Walk Trees project

Collaborative partners: Heritage Council CTCHC, James McConville at ACT, Dundalk BID, Dundalk County Museum, Museum of Childhood Ireland, and EMRA 


ACT’s Background to the proposal.

The Objective

To explore and celebrate the rich Heritage of Dundalk Town Centre through the historic trees found at the Long Walk site

The Value

Dundalk has lost many of its trees and through highlighting, via Restorify, the rich Heritage of Dundalk trees found at the Long Walk site, this could increase appreciation of Dundalk’s other protected trees as well as acting as a catalyst for increased strategic reforesting across Dundalk town centre

Project’s Scalability

It is hoped that this innovative approach to digitally mapping the arboreal Heritage of Dundalk Town Centre could be applied to villages, towns and cities across Ireland as a way to increase civic engagement in our shared natural Heritage

Session one.

Facilitated by Majella McAllister and Danny Sheehy.

Pre view of Long Walk Trees video, video on the CTCHC Programme and exploration of the themes which included youth voice, history, local history, civics, the CTCHC, biodiversity, and the Climate crisis

Session two.

Facilitated by Majella McAllister and Oude Diane.

Further Information sharing and exploration on the themes identified in the session 1, and planning for the launch of the project.

Samples of questions posed by the students:

Some answers to the questions: