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Introduction by Mary Teehan, Sallynoggin community organiser

When I was approached by Aoife to invite a group of teenagers to interview some senior citizens for a time capsule, I thought it was a great idea. I explained the idea to a group that regularly meet in our local youth center, and after some apprehension they agreed to do it. I then approached a local senior citizen’s club and four of them decided to get involved.

On the evening of Tuesday 1 st of March 2022 at 7.30pm, we decided to make our phone calls to the senior citizens. According to the young people that night everything went easier than they had expected. They found the older people much easier to talk to and enjoyed hearing about their lives. The young people also wanted to know if we could do this more often. Later that night they designed flower pots using some of the information that they received to present to the interviewees as a thank you for making the experience so enjoyable.


Liz Turner

“Community means a lot to me. I try and get involved, and make other nationalities feel welcome and safe.”

Nuala O’Connor

“For everyone to be friendly and kind to each other. To realise how important it is to stay connected.”

Colette Reid

“Going back over old photos comforts me.”

Carmel Mates

“It is the happiest time of my life.”