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Introduction by Amanda, one of the Bawnboy community organisers

St. Mogue’s College, Bawnboy were delighted to be part of the Cavan Time Machine Initiative. It was a wonderful experience for both the students and senior members in our community.
Students expressed many times how they really enjoyed sitting and chatting to the seniors, listening to their stories, asking questions and learning from them. They really appreciated spending time together, especially since Covid.
Students enjoyed making their creative responses from baking, knitting, drawing and collage, all inspired by their interviews and the senior members.

Amanda led the project alongside Maura Donohoe from St. Mogue’s College and Pamela Brady a local community member.


Alice Brady

“Chatting to my friends on the phone and sticking to the guidelines helped me through lockdown.”

James McGovern

“I started a community festival to raise money for St. Luke’s Hospital Dublin. The festival has run every year from 1991 with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. It has raised thousands.”

Mary Curry

“This is an area I’ve lived in for a long time. I have a family and friends here, it’s a place I would call home.”

Agustine Gilroy

“Community means people being accepting and inclusive, keeping traditions alive, community spirit alive and helping each other in times of need.”

Vincent & Gabriel Tierney

“We are not only a very quiet community but we are a very close community. We all stick together.”