Burrenbridge is like any traditional rural road in Ireland. The road is made up of people whose families have been there for generations and others who are brand new to the area. There are many who are part of a strong rural network but these are invisible and many families live in isolation – looking to friends, family and contacts from outside the area for their relationships.
The process was to kick off on the evening of Friday 23rd March 2012 with an intensive weekend of work by the core group, culminating in a community workshop on Sunday the 25th. This workshop was to set up the projects for action the following weekend. The journey from a rural disconnected road to having over 120 people on the field for two days working together, eating together, making friends for the first time, meeting old friends again was miraculous.