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TJ Talty

Interviewed by Ali Talty / photos by Emilija Jefremova

Ali: How long have you lived in the area?
TJ: 52 years.

Ali: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
TJ: Winning the Junior Championship in 1971.

Ali: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
TJ: Yes. More work and work improvement.

Ali: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
TJ: Being with my family & grandkids.

Ali: What does community mean to you? What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family?
TJ: Going to see football matches when your village team is playing.

Ali: What message do you want to share for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
TJ: I would like to see the community continue in sport and other activities. I would like to see my grandchildren grow up also!

Pictured below is a photo of Tally Stores and a drawing of the proposed expansion. Tally Stores opened in 1974 and is a family run business owned by TJ and Maire Tally. It started out as a shop and has now developed into a supermarket, deli and hardware store. Despite the upset of the covid pandemic, a new extension is underway to gain access to more commercial units on the 2nd floor.