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Jack Doyle

Interviewed by  Makayla Kennedy / photos by Emma O’Brien

Makayla: How long have you lived in your area?
Jack: 21 years

Makayla: What’s a fond memory you have of living here?
Jack: Having our grandchildren near us.

Makayla: Have you seen this community come back from hard times before?
Jack: Covid. Pubs. Mens shed. The bank strike..

Makayla: What are some things that have helped you through lockdown and what brings you joy?
Jack: Family. Hobbies- Music, painting, reading. Socialising. Choir.

Makayla: What sort of things are you doing now to stay connected to your community and family and what does community mean to you?
Jack: Choir and mass. Meals, zoom and texting. Socializing and good ideas and company.

Makayla: What message do you want to leave for yourself and this community in 10 years time?
Jack: Treat everyone like you’d like to be treated. Be patient.

Makayla framed a photo of one of Jack’s paintings as a thoughtful gift for him. See photos of her creative response below alongside some other photos of Jack and his wife Marie who also took part in the project, taken by Emma O’Brien.

Jack Doyle

Marie and Jack
Marie and Jack
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