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Lockdown Diaries

Age Friendly Ireland

Lockdown Diaries

Programme: Galway County

WHO Theme: Respect And Social Inclusion

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Financial

Cost: 5000-10000


Libraries in County Galway did an initiative called Lockdown Diaries. Encouraging people to write down their accounts during lockdown. Galway County Council and Galway Public Libraries created a project called ‘Lockdown Diaries’ where submissions were sought from older residents of Galway City & County to reflect on life in Ireland during the pandemic. All entries received were compiled and are to be published in a book.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older People

Steps critical to success

  1. Promotion of initiative
  2. Funding to publish
  3. na

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Engaging participants
  2. Improved mental wellbeing through creativity
  3. na

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. na
  2. na
  3. na

Evaluation / Report:

Siobhan Arkins //