Community spirit has always been a key trait of our culture with the vibrancy of the GAA being one of the more obvious examples of that culture in action. But decades of urbanisation, emigration, rural isolation, the demise of our towns, as well as the demanding pace of modern life have eroded community connections and belonging in its traditional sense. In its place, we have ever more connections of the virtual variety and are participants in myriad ‘communities’ often by our default actions, but sometimes by real connections, shared interests and a sense of belonging.
The Community Rising trend highlights the resurgence of that community spirit in our society.
Community of Online Moms
Community of collaborative consumers
Community of locals
Moms are natural communicators and networkers and have discovered a highly active online world of support, empathy and kindred
Moms are much less likely to be involved in organized local community leadership and volunteering, due to the time pressures they are already under. They are however the lifeblood of the community and are beneficiaries of the structures and amenities it has to offer