Video: Tight-knit community in Hollyhill enjoy outdoor bingo during lockdown

Video: Tight-knit community in Hollyhill enjoy outdoor bingo during lockdown
Outdoor bingo in Hollyhill.

The tight-knit community decided to spread goodwill and fun during the lockdown, with families gathering outside homes for an evening of fun, music and laughter. 

With guidelines on social distancing in place, families staying in their own groups, people gathered outside their homes for the very first outdoor bingo in Hollyhill.

James Leonard, who previously inspired the entire nation with his honest and forthright interview with Tommy Tiernan about heroin addiction, shared a video of the bingo on Twitter, saying his auntie Claire was master of ceremonies. 

James works with the Cork Education and Training Board Youth Services recently graduated with a First Class Honours Masters in Criminology from UCC. 

The outdoor bingo was just one of many community initiatives in Cork to help ease the burden of lockdown. 

Communities have been rallying together, pooling resources to give them to those that need them most, offering words of reassurance to each other.

New community response groups, aimed at proving support to people who need it most during Covid-19, have formed all over Cork.

One such example is musician Ben Hendrick, of Glanmire, who established 'Cork Covi-19 Volunteers for the Vulnerable' a network of volunteers to help with the daily needs of the elderly and the vulnerable.

In just three days, Ben's group had attracted more than 1,000 people - showing that there's no shortage of goodwill in Cork.

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