Animating the Claddagh

Over the winter of 2013, Galway City Museum worked with a local animator, Edith Pieperhoff, and a group of teenagers from across Galway city and county to research, write and develop a series of short stop-motion animations relating to the historic Claddagh Village, its traditions and superstitions. 

The project took place over a period of six Saturdays. The participants began by researching life in the Claddagh by examining scores of texts, drawing and photographs with the help of museum staff. Next they developed story-lines and story-boards, before creating their characters, both drawings and clay models, and designing sets. Once their scenes were shot, using  stop-motion amination, the footage was edited and the voiceovers and music were added.  

Galway City Museum would like to thank Edith Piperhoff, Trisha Forde, Bob Hennigan, and all the participants for their hard work. Míle buíochas!