A creative group of neighbours have found a way to spend time together while staying safely apart thanks to a game of street bingo.
It was eyes down on Friday for the residents of St Columba’s Avenue in Buncrana as they came out to their gardens to enjoy a game of bingo together.
Organised by Tracey Murphy, who called the numbers, the game was a big hit and clever way of being social while keeping a distance.
Tracey’s helpers Conor, Liam, Molly and Pauric left bingo sheets to the neighbours observing social distancing rules, so that nobody had to leave the space directly outside their house or have contact with another person.
A good microphone was all they needed to ensure everyone on the street could join in.
The idea has been praised as a great way to combat loneliness as some of the street’s older residents continue cocooning.
And the game was such a success that they have been inspired to do even more!
Local woman Antoinette Brogan said: “The older neighbours are being well looked after by family and friends who are delivering shopping etc they are in good spirits, proud of Buncrana’s efforts to maintain the restrictions and thoroughly enjoyed the street bingo which is planned again for Sunday afternoon weather permitting with karaoke afterwards!”