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The Community Time Machine project

The ‘Time Machine’ is an age-friendly, cross-generational neighbourhood archive project which connects communities across the country, supported by local County Councils, Creative Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland and the Department of Rural & Community Development.

The idea is simple – We want to get young people to have a chat with a senior person from their community over the phone or in person, giving both of them an opportunity to learn from each other & connect. Each teenager that takes part is invited to create something based on the conversation they had with their partner. That could be anything at all, such as, a painting, a photograph or a poem, the sky is the limit! The final pieces will be exhibited on this website as part of the Community Time Machine digital archive. This a fun, creative way to get teenagers and seniors connecting, and to capture the stories of the older people in our communities

We are inviting community members to act as organisers for this exciting project! The role of community organisers is to gather a group of young people, aged 12 – 18 and a partner them up with senior community members, facilitate the project with them and act as the liaison between your group and Neighbourhood Network.

We are currently seeking communities in the following counties to get involved; Meath, Westmeath, Clare, Donegal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Cavan, Kilkenny, Longford and Kildare. To get involved as a community organiser simply register your interest below and we will be in touch!

Community Organisers must be 18+ to run a project