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"Crumlin and the Way it Was" Republished

Funded on Spacehive 20 February 2024

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"Crumlin and the Way it Was" Republished

Crumlin Walkinstown History group By Crumlin Walkinstown History group

Recreating "Crumlin and the Way It Was" by Finola Watchorn (2009). We will recreate this history book from scratch, sell for a fair price and reinvest any excess funds into local history projects.

Kimmage Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Feb 2024!

We're recreating Finola Watchorn's 250-page book "Crumlin and the Way It Was," last printed in 2009. The print files were discarded and there is no digital copy. With Finola's permission, our local society group, Crumlin & Walkinstown History Group, will retype, reformat, recreate, and publish the book. No copies are currently available in the library, and there's high local demand. We aim to make it accessible to all and ensure that the local historical content is available for future generations. The money will be used to reprint the book and promote and enable online sales of the book, with any excess to be reinvested into local history projects in Crumlin and Walkinstown. 📖🏰

What we'll deliver:

  • Printing of 750 books
  • Promotion and book launch
  • Development of webpage to sell book

Why it's a great idea:

The project's benefits extend beyond the immediate goal of recreating a historical book, fostering community unity, educational opportunities, and sustainable practices while contributing to the broader cultural well-being of Crumlin. Preservation of Local History The project ensures the preservation of Crumlin's rich history by recreating and republishing an important historical reference book, making it accessible to both current and future generations. Educational Opportunities: Schools, researchers, and history enthusiasts will benefit from the recreated book, gaining valuable insights into Crumlin's past. The project promotes educational opportunities and fosters a sense of pride in local heritage.

Steps to get it done:

  • Re-creating the book from scratch completed
  • Sending book to print
  • Launch Event
  • Selling/Distributing copies of book

Suggested Backing options: €20+: Book Enthusiast - Free copy of the recreated book to be picked up at launch event. - Invitation to the physical launch event. €50+: History Buff - All previous rewards. - Signed copy - Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes updates during the project. €100+: Time Traveler - All previous rewards. - Limited edition hardback print copy of the recreated book in place of soft cover copy. - Name mentioned in Acknowledgements section. €500+: Heritage Guardian - All previous rewards. - Special acknowledgment as sponsor in the book and on the project's - website.

Location Kimmage

About the space

Crumlin Area and surrounds


Dublin City Council

How will the money be spent?Total €11,274

Printing of 750 Books - €4,000 (35%)
Editing, Proofreading 250 page - €2,500 (22%)
Layout and design of 250 page book - €2,000 (18%)
Archivist - Scanning c. 300 Photos - €2,000 (18%)
Allowance for book launch - €250 (2%)
Other - €524 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Printing of 750 Books
Editing, Proofreading 250 page
Layout and design of 250 page book
Archivist - Scanning c. 300 Photos
Allowance for book launch
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT

Total €11,274

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