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Thursday 23 May 2019

Foroige members are stars

Mid Louth Diary

Hubert Murphy

Six projects from Louth took part in the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown, Dublin and Ardee Foróige Club did superbly

After Ardee Foróige Club Seniors visited the local St. Joseph's Nursing Home, they discovered the garden badly needed a revamp. They spoke with the patients to find out what colours and flowers they like, and spoke with a horticulturalist to see what was possible. Over five weeks, the group swept, power-washed, painted and planted flowers. At the end, they opened the garden with a party for the patients and their families, and in December hosted a carol service with presents for all the patients.

After brainstorming ideas, the Ardee juniors decided to undertake an environmental improvement project in their locality. They surveyed the area to assess the current litter and recycling facilities. Through the project they learned that there was very little knowledge in the local community about what is needed to maintain the local environment. They decided to increase awareness about the importance of recycling by creating posters and leaflets to distribute in the community. The also linked in with the local council to increase the number of bins, and organised a spring clean in the town.

Blessing of the Graves

Stickillen Sunday 26th May

Ballapousta Sunday 23rd June

Kildemock Sunday 30th June

Mapestown Sunday 14th July

Shanlis Sunday 4th Aug

Smarmore Sunday 25th Aug

Collon Sunday 1st Sept

Old St Mary's Sunday 1st Sept

Collon party

A Garden Party will take place at Collon House on Saturday 11th May, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm.

All are welcome to come along and enjoy the day

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