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Vic Nugent

Interviewed by Emma Crawford / photos by Emma O’Brien

Emma: How long have you lived in the area?
Vic: 42 years.

Emma: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
Vic: Having 3 children here. My parents in Cork- it was pleasant. The history of Trim. The company- Tir Con.

Emma: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
Vic: Lockdown. 80s inflation of 23%. Family- council. Locals.

Emma: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
Vic: The Men’s shed- I work as the secretary. It keeps me occupied. Helps to build friendships and prevent isolation.
Emma: What does community mean to you? What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family?
Vic: Looking after each other. It’s an outlet and takes organisation. Embrace experiences- negative and positive. You’ll bounce back from conflict. My family.

Emma: What message do you want to share for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
Vic: Involvement & community. Family. Difficult times. Endurance- it’s a personal trait. Education is important. In 10 years time I hope to see more employment, housing and more community.

Pictured below are images from Vic’s shoot with photographer Emma O’Brien.

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