Bray’s time machine project was run by Susie and a lovely group of teens who have been friends since they were small. What a lovely way to reconnect at such a strange time! They went above and beyond, creating a project that will put a smile on your face.
Community organiser Louise runs an online yoga class for senior citizens and saw this project as a great way to build connections between different age groups. Louise also worked with our Community Organisers Elizabeth and Amanda to pair up teenagers and seniors in Wicklow.
Ciara worked with a local youth group in the area to bring this project to life. The result is a lovely project that captures the heart of the community in Newtownmountkennedy to organise the project in this area and worked with a local youth group to deliver a great
Our Wicklow Town project was run by Amanda who is a teacher in Educate Together. She worked with the school’s first and second year students to create a unique glimpse into the lives of seniors in Wicklow Town.
The transition year students at St. Mary’s College in Arklow put this project together, lead by their teacher Elizabeth. Their creative responses and portraits capture the spirit of the project.
Madeline Mulqueen is a freelance photographer based in Blessington Wicklow. Her love of nature and wanting to spend most of her time outdoors is what made her pick up a camera. As a result she has created a career in many fields of photography, portraits being one of them.
“I’ve found working on this project to be so fulfilling. Considering this was such a tough time for everyone, particularly for the generations involved. It was a pleasure to be a part of something positive to come out of this period. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and now I’m lucky enough to have a garden full of plants and flowers that were gifted to me by some of the participants. My sense of community has multiplied since joining this project.”
WICKLOW THANK YOUS
Neighbourhood Network would like to thank everyone who participated in this project, especially our brilliant Community Organisers, teenagers and seniors.
A special thanks to Wicklow County Council, Creative Ireland & Healthy Ireland and all Wicklow-based community organisations who helped to spread the word about the project.
Special thanks to our photographer Madeline Mulqueen for capturing the amazing portraits that make up the heart of this project. As well as our creative content organiser, Edel Carmody, without whose help we wouldn’t have this website!