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Weaving History Into Our Communities: The Value of Sharing Spaces | Clare Tuffy | TEDxMarshallU

In her delightfully captivating talk full of beautiful images of Ireland’s archeological sites and people gathered in shared celebrations, Clare Tuffy tells her story of bringing locals and tourists together in Ireland’s Boyne Valley through using the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Center as the local community center. With the hope that other organizations will similarly build connections and community through sharing spaces, she describes the challenges and amazing successes she witnessed as tourists and locals gathered together through their shared connection to local archeological monuments like Newgrange. Clare Tuffy worked for the Office of Public Works for over 40 years managing visitor services at National Monuments sites in the Boyne Valley in Ireland. She was manager of Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, which is the starting point for all visits to the World Heritage Properties of Newgrange and Knowth. She also managed visitor services at the Hill of Tara, Old Mellifont…

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