Community Organiser Joe brought together a great group of teenagers to capture the tales from the rich lives of local seniors in Moyne. The result is a wonderful collection of stories and memories from the past!
This lovely project brought students from Ballymahon’s Mercy Secondary School together with seniors from the local day centre. The participants even met up for a special presentation of their interviews in the town’s library! Organisers Dylan and Breda have created something really special with this project.
The Edgeworthstown Time Machine project was organised by Des, the chair of the local Active Club and Older Person Network. It gives a great glimpse into the active lives of the seniors in the community.
Emma O’Brien is a graduate of The Griffith College BA in Photographic Media. Her photographic practice is concerned mainly with themes of family childhood and home. She documents the personal and the private, domestic landscapes, rural life, small towns and neighbourhoods.
Emma’s work as been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. A career in Social and Community work informs her practice as she has a strong sense of ethics and works collaboratively with her subjects.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this project, especially our brilliant Community Organisers, teenagers and seniors. Thanks to Longford County Council, The Creative Ireland Programme, Age Friendly Ireland & The Department of Rural and Community Development, and all Longford-based community organisations who helped to spread the word about the project. Especially Patricia Brody and the staff at Ballymahon library.
Special thanks to our photographer Emma O’Brien for capturing the amazing portraits that make up the heart of this project.