Interviewed by Kate Berry / photos by John Nutley
Kate: How long have you lived in your area?
Peggy: I have lived in Cornacassa, Monaghan for 46 years.
Kate: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
Peggy: Getting my grandchildren home from the hospital and having my mother visit.
Kate: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
Peggy: Yes. There are better facilities for families in difficulty now.
Kate: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
Peggy: My husband Maurice and our neighbours.
Kate: What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family and what does community mean to you?
Peggy: Community is people caring for each other and helping. I’m meeting up more cautiously with friends. Visiting family and having them come within Covid-19 guidelines.
Kate: What message do you want to leave for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
Peggy: Showing gratitude for the people you live among and keeping up good communications is especially important at this time and moving into the future.
Check out Kate’s creative response to her conversation with Peggy below along with some additional photos.