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Reminiscing in Tipperary Back in my Day

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Tipperary

Programme: Tipperary

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Local AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Community Support, Paid Staff, Volunteer Staff, video creation expertise through volunteer centre

Cost: 1000-5000


Tipperary Age Friendly Older Peoples Council are developing a project to capture stories and tales of the past, listening to the voices of older people across County Tipperary. “Within this project we hope to capture some living history from residents in the county and we will collate this information in written, audio and video form. This will be a fantastic opportunity to capture the living history of Older Voices in Tipperary and to share stories and reminisces of our past, growing up in the county with the younger generations and showcase how in some instances things have evolved but also at its core how family and friends impact positively on our lives. In this we have 5 main areas designed to capture the memories about where you went to school, memories of growing up and family activities, where you worked and the friendships and social or sporting activities that you participated in. The 5 main areas which also include some prompt questions: School and growing up Family Memories and Household composition Work and work life Relationships, Marriage, Friendships Traditions Sayings and pastimes We will circulate this project document through the older adult community groups in the county, through the nursing home and day care centres and also promote through Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN) and partner agencies. We have 3 methods of completing and participation, Written: by completing the attached document and returning by email to or by post to Tipperary Age Friendly, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary E91E183 Audio: recording on device and sending a what’s app of the audio file with Name of participant to 087 1252938 Video: recording on device and sending the recording by email or what’s app including name of participant to 087 1252938 or email to By submitting your content for the project, you are providing your consent for your content to be shared on the project and in publications that will be produced. “

Aim of Initiative

older people across County Tipperary

Who is it aimed at

older people across County Tipperary

Steps critical to success

  1. OPC project and their input
  2. participation of older people in the project
  3. collation and showcase of material

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. communication challenges, using post, email, website, etc but ultimately cannot beat face to face engagement
  2. distribution/geographical spread of returned content

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Positive engagement
  2. intergenerational opportunities
  3. Showcase and celebration and combating ageism

Evaluation / Report:
In progress

Fiona Crotty, Tipperary County Council,