Back in 2015 Michael fortune began a journey documenting dressers and their stories in homes around the county with the support of our Arts Office. The process resulted in talks and exhibitions in the county and in 2022 he decided to produce these images into a calendar which he has been producing with our support ever since. 

It’s unique value is not only in the beautiful photographic series of Irish people and their kitchen dressers but in the hundreds of calendar customs featured in each month. This publication has been informed by Michael’s many years of working in  the collection and sharing of folklore with communities and groups around the country and now via his extremely popular Facebook page

To find out more about the publication and this project please visit or email him at

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