04 Oct 2022

Covid-19 Day of Reflection - photos and stories sought of loved ones lost

Donegal County Community Forum hosting exhibition

Covid-19 Day of Reflection - photos and stories sought of loved ones lost

A Day of Reflection is being hosted on May 22 as a tribute to those whose lives were lost during the Covid-19 pandemic, those whose lives have been forever changed because of the pandemic and to the local individuals and organisations who stepped up to help face the various challenges. 

It is being organised by the Donegal County Community Forum. 

The public is being asked to contribute to this emotional commemorative collection by submitting photographs and a brief description of the story it portrays to by Friday,  April 29. Photographs will be enlarged to 297 x 420 mm (A3) for display purposes so people are asked to supply images that are of a high resolution. 

A spokesperson explained that memories allow us to learn from the past and prepare for the future. 

“When we recall a past event we experienced, it helps define who we are as people and to form and deepen bonds with friends, family and as communities. To a large extent, as individuals and communities we define ourselves through history.   Memories give us a sense of identity. 



“The Covid-19 pandemic has taken so much from so many.  We are reaching out to people in our community to help us remember by submitting a defining photo of the pandemic and the story behind it. Everyone who submits a photo that represents their experience of the pandemic has the chance to have their memory feature in a public exhibition of the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the community of Donegal.”

The exhibit hopes to reflect photos highlighting not only our heroes but how the pandemic affected our lives and our communities from social distancing signage, to queuing for entry to supermarkets, mask wearing to empty shelves, caring for our loved ones to more recent homecoming journeys and surprises.

For further information please contact or call 074 9153900.

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