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Eileen Naughton

Interviewed by Ronan Mescall

Ronan: How long have you lived in the area?
Eileen: 91 years.

Ronan: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
Eileen: All the friendly neighbours calling in and out all the time for tea and a chat.

Ronan: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
Eileen: Yes, recovery from floods and bad weather.

Ronan: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
Eileen: Family and neighbours were always there to help and support.

Ronan: What does community mean to you? What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family?
Eileen: Community means keeping in touch all the time. The priest calls to the house and neighbours and family are always around.

Ronan: What message do you want to share for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
Eileen: Stay positive! Always have time for a chat with people, and attend your doctor on a regular basis to stay safe and healthy.

Shown in the images below is the drawing that Ronan created in response to his interview with Eileen – a sketch of her home. He also included social media posts of Eileen.

Eileen Naughton

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