Commissioned by Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration Ltd per cent for art programme.

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The project focusing on people living in Ballymun, a small village on the outskirts of Dublin city.

Five people with different lives and experiences tell their stories.

Their interesting and fascinating life stories cover a wide range of issues, including alcoholism, sexual and physical abuse, homelessness and self-harm, but perhaps most importantly, the interviews demonstrated each individuals capacity to love and to survive hardship. Each interview could be listened to in private on Audiophones which were available in the exhibition space.

A photograph of the person interviewed or an image suggested by what they said in their interview was specially made for the project by Cecily Brennan.

With special thanks to all of the interviewees for being so generous with their time and sharing of their experiences and to Pat Rosney at Irish Diving Contractors, Hugh Mc Elveen at exhibitastudios.ie Ray Yeates at Axis Ballymun, Louise Neiland, Geoffrey Perrin, Aisling Prior, Patricia Scanlon, Martin Murphy at Murphy’s Prams and Nursery store, and Philip Whyte at EFJ Laser.