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Laura Woods and service user Winnie Dunne from Daughters of Charity Limerickon TV3's Renovation Nation

Laura Woods and service user Winnie Dunne from Daughters of Charity Limerickon TV3's Renovation Nation

The old orchard within the grounds of The Daughters of Charity Disability Services in Limerick transformed in Renovation Nation on TV3

The old orchard within the grounds of The Daughters of Charity Disability Services in Limerick transformed in Renovation Nation on TV3

Laura Woods and service user Winnie Dunne from Daughters of Charity Limerickon TV3's Renovation Nation

An old orchard has been transformed into a sensory garden for a local charity with more than 400 service users.

The revamp was carried out as part of a new TV3 renovation series, which sees a special team by refit and revive old or derelict spaces to give a helping hand to charitable organisations and local groups across the country.

In the first episode of this four part series, an old orchard within the grounds of The Daughters of Charity Disability Services in Limerick is given a facelift.

A team of professionals oversaw 300 volunteers as they worked on 16 tailor made projects to transform the bare and uninspiring space into a garden of relaxation and stimulation for the 400 service users.

It features a wheelchair accessible pathways, wooden seating areas, and a gigantic 67m long sensory walk way.

The work was carried out with the help of Difference Days, which links staff in corporate firms with charitable projects.

Breda Noonan, service manager with the Daughters of Charity Limerick, said: “Many of the service users here at Lisnagry in Limerick would have sensory impairment, be it visual or hearing or indeed mobility, or whatever,” she said.

“This particular space will bring an appreciation to them where they can smell, taste, touch what prior to this, we don’t have.”

Presented by Laura Woods, the first episode of Renovation Nation will be aired on Monday at 8pm.

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