Working in a Group

Normally when it comes to group work, it can be quite hit and miss. Sometimes it can be great, other times a disaster. Thankfully most the people I’ve worked with in groups in the past have been easy going and hard working. Once, however, I did have to take up the reigns and get the others to do their bit as no one was really making much effort.

Anyway, the group I worked with for Digital Media were perfect. The others were all quite communicative which is no doubt a necessity. They also all put in their bit of work which is what everyone wants in a group project.

In terms of communicating, we started off by emailing each other and deciding when to meet up. We split up the topic into sub- categories and each took a section. We then decided when to visit the location of our topic which was a former cinema. We took pictures of the site and each did our own research.

When we had all written up of our pieces and met up in the library and put all of our things together on the Wiki page. We set out the proper formatting and references and displayed the pictures appropriately. It was all quite straight forward and one of the least stressful group projects I’ve done! 🙂

The Search for a Lost Cinema

As part of the Digital Media module, we had to do a group project. The group project included creating a Wiki page for a chosen topic. We were put into groups and given a topic. Ours was on The Ritz Cinema/ The City Theatre.

I’ve lived in Limerick my whole life but I had never heard of either of these establishments. They were way before my time! So I had to do a bit of research beforehand in order to get some details on it.

When we had to go visit the former site, none of really had an idea where it was. When we looked it up, we found out that it was now where Shannon Furniture is located. I was so surprised by this as I pass it nearly everyday and it’s right across form my old Secondary School.

Anyway, we agreed to meet up in town and then walk up to the location. When I got there I noticed that the old building shape hadn’t been changed much from when it was the cinema/theatre. We took pictures of the building and stood in front of it. It was a bit weird because I felt like a tourist posing in front of random buildings in my own home town.

It was quite interesting looking at the present site of a former cinema. Personally, I had been inside the furniture store a countless number of times as a child. Thinking back on it, the store did always had a very odd interior structure for a store. It seemed quite open and large and there used to be a large room in the back that had a resemblance to an auditorium or theatre hall. I guess it all finally makes sense now!


The location of the former Ritz Cinema/ City Theatre.