Locals encouraged to record their own Life Stories

Paul O'Kelly-Lynch (left), Marie Murphy, Mary Allen and John Madden. Mary thanked the team of volunteers for their hard work on the Life Stories project over the last number of years.

As Mary Allen, Coordinator with Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s Community Connect Programme approaches her own retirement, she urges older people who are staying at home during the current restrictions to take time out to reflect back on their lives and use this opportunity to write down and record their own life story for themselves, their families and future generations.

“Well I was hoping that people would take up the cudgel themselves and get writing their own story as a bit of an heirloom for their family.

“Young people/children can learn so much from how their ancestors lived and maybe sometimes they may even wish to emulate those ancestors, making their way in the world and pursuing success in whatever they do,” Mary said.

Writing your life story may sound like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Recording and sharing true stories of everyday people is what the Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s ‘Life Stories Project’ has been all about. 

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