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Introduction by Kirsten McCormack, the Moate community organiser

Community organiser Kirsten worked with students on this lovely project, capturing the lives and memories of some of the local seniors in Moate. The result is some touching words and a great collection of stories from the past.


William Boland

“Being determined and positive, walking every day and attending to the sheep and cats helped me though lockdown.”

Mary Powell

“Tidy towns is a main part of the community that everyone takes part in to keep the locality clean.”

Anne Buckley

“I used to have to cycle into Moate to get an ice cream and get home before they melted. I had to cycle in to get a hair cut as well. This was during the summer — we cycled everywhere as it was our only source of transport.”