Pupils make a fine garden

Margaret Roddy

Published 18/06/2014 | 05:20

Shane Keenan together with Peadar Keenan, principal Regina O’Malley, Clare O’Hagan of Omeath Tidy Towns and pupils from Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ardaghy.
Shane Keenan together with Peadar Keenan, principal Regina O’Malley, Clare O’Hagan of Omeath Tidy Towns and pupils from Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ardaghy.

This year Scoil Naomh Bríd in Ardaghy were among eight lucky schools to be selected to take part in the Louth County Council's Eco-Tribe Challenge. Their task was to create a herb garden in their local area in partnership with the Omeath Tidy Towns group, who carry out a huge amount of work locally.

To mark the official opening of the garden, the children of Scoil Naomh Bríd paraded from Ardaghy to the playground in Omeath dressed in green with balloons and banners accompanied by some Tidy Towns members. Large crowds including mums, dads, grannies and grandads arrived for the grand opening of their beautiful herb garden.

Local 'junior-celebrity' Shane Keenan officially opened the garden after some speeches from the children. Parachute games, a soccer tournament, a barbeque, jar-decorating and an ice-cream party were among the activities which took place on a beautiful sunny day in Omeath. The children also used the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for Downs Syndrome Ireland. They sent their thanks to all who helped make the day such a super success.

Go and visit the garden at the entrance to the playground in Omeath!

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