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Thursday 25 December 2014

Community Garden proves popular spot for the politicians

Hubert Murphy

Published 22/01/2014 | 05:28

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd presents some bulbs to the Rathmullen Community Garden project, which were gratefully accepted by Helen Finnegan, Moe McDonagh, Eddie Sweeney, Paddy Smith and Carmel Clarke.
Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd presents some bulbs to the Rathmullen Community Garden project, which were gratefully accepted by Helen Finnegan, Moe McDonagh, Eddie Sweeney, Paddy Smith and Carmel Clarke.

MINISTER Fergus O'Dowd is the latest high profile politician to pay a visit to the Rathmullen Community Garden on the eve of its bid to win a major national award.

The garden project is entered in the national local authorities awards, being handed out at a gala night in Dublin this weekend.

'This is a wonderful community project,' the minister said.

'It's for the people of the entire area to enjoy and the work the people do here is very commendable. It's making the best use of a green area.'

He said there was further potential to develop the area at the nearby valley.

'It is something the committee are looking at and I hope to meet the council in relation to it.'

He also made a donation to the garden.

The garden is also set to get some more helpers with the Rehab Care centre being based in the Community House.

They have service users who will develop life skills by taking part in a planting programme.

Recently, Sinn Fein leader and local TD, Gerry Adams, also visited the garden and presented them with a tree.

Drogheda Independent

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