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Keeping Connected During Covid 2020 by Virtual Communication

By Mary Omalley

Since the lockdown in March 2020 began a Louisburgh man, Des Grealis has gathered together not just the community, but reached out to a global audience by way of a weekly Facebook TV channel. Showcasing local skills, talent and interesting pastimes of old, the weekly shows have educated us on our local area and reached out to our family and friends all over the world.

 He started out with a small idea to entertain the locals during the lock-down and it quickly grew to include everything from cookery classes, yoga, Irish dancing, heritage visits, gardening, a butchery demonstration, knitting classes, Art, poetry, literature, music of all genres, by all age groups. By making the broadcast accessible on YouTube also ensured that anyone not signed up to Facebook could watch the shows. Participation by different hosts, from their own homes, anywhere in the world, was possible by taking over the “Live Feed” at designated times on the Friday night.

Heading in to its 25th week Louisburgh Community TV has become a beacon of hope, laughter and source of great comfort to all. While perhaps not directly under the heading of Heritage it has most definitely educated us on the wealth of talent and skills, both from the past and still present today and the unwavering community spirit within our small coastal area of Louisburgh. In years to come when researching 2020 we feel that the videos will be a huge resource of information for everyone and form part of our vast heritage.

Click on the link to hear Des explain more about Louisburgh Community TV https://youtu.be/lSs_pneR2hI

Follow Louisburgh Community TV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louisburghtv/

Follow Louisburgh Community TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LouisburghCommunityTV/videos 

This page was added by Mary OMalley on 12/08/2020.

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