The Barry Donnelly COVID Photographic Collection

Barry Donnelly is a researcher at the Cork Folklore Project. Barry sent in some photographs to accompany his questionnaire. These pictures capture the first days of the restrictions and the changes that arose from the onset of COVID-19 in the community. All words and images by Barry Donnelly.

It was fascinating to watch Bus Eireann’s changing response to the social distancing measures, as it echoes everyone else’s. New measures, updates and revisions seemed constant. First, you made do with whatever you have at hand, freak out a little bit, and then work from there.