Dún Laoghaire Rathdown
Organiser Ann worked with students in St.Benildus College to create a lovely project that features the stories of several couples who have spent their lives in Stillorgan. The students worked on creative responses to their interviews and captured some brilliant stories from the past.
Pauline worked with students to capture lovely stories from the community in Killiney- including people who have recently moved to the town and people who’ve spent their lives there.
Organiser Timothy organised this project with keen student Grace in John Scottus School. On the project, Timothy said “I think the project is incredibly well run. The pack was excellent and it’s a brilliant idea.”
For this project, community organiser Mary paired up participants from a local youth center with seniors from a local senior citizen’s club. The result is a lovely insight into the lives of 4 local women and a series of brilliant interviews.
Deirdre is the chaplain at Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin and worked with a small group of dedicated students to produce a lovely project.
Sharon Smith – My journey to photography is not straightforward. Having started out as nurse, I also trained in psychotherapy.
After more than 16 years as a stay-at-home mum, and a brief return to nursing, I finally decided to turn a long-held interest in photography into something more. I love what I do because not only do I get to have my dream job, I also get to look after the people who come in front of my camera!
Neighbourhood Network would like to thank everyone who participated in this project, especially our brilliant Community Organisers, teenagers and seniors. Thanks to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, The Creative Ireland Programme, Age Friendly Ireland & The Department of Rural and Community Development, and all DLR-based community organisations who helped to spread the word about the project.
Special thanks to our photographer Sharon Smith for capturing the amazing portraits that make up the heart of this project, and Marja Huhta and Ciara Egan for their dedicated work on the website and content.