It takes a village to raise a child: an exploration of the experience of parenting in the Fairhill community
Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork
This Community Academic Research Links Project (CARL) was undertaken to understand the parenting experience in the Fairhill community, a community termed as disadvantaged located on the North side of Cork city. The Fairhill Community Association asked the researcher to map the voices of the cohort parents in the Fairhill Community and what would support them in their parental role with community participation being a key underpinning in this research. Seven participants (parents and grandparents) took part in semi‐structured telephone interviews with the researcher, which were then transcribed and thematically analysed. A place for parents to meet and form parental support groups as well a safe place for their children to congregate emerged from the research findings. The importance of acknowledging parental stress and supporting this in the community is another major theme of this research. A community and youth centre would support in these emerging themes.
North side of Cork city , Disadvantaged community , Fairhill , Parental role
O'Leary, K. (2022) It takes a village to raise a child: an exploration of the experience of parenting in the Fairhill community. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.
©2022, Kasia O'Leary.