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Fingal Community College Swords & Coláiste Ghlór na Mara Tranisition Year Students at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden, Swords.

Fingal Community College Swords & Coláiste Ghlór na Mara Tranisition Year Students at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden, Swords.

Swords Tidy Town Founder Ken Duffy, Theresa Cosgrove, Secretary and husband Noel at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden.

Swords Tidy Town Founder Ken Duffy, Theresa Cosgrove, Secretary and husband Noel at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden.

Fireman Darren Barry, Stephen Hickey, Deputy Lord Mayor Daniel Whooley, Cllr. Ann Graves, Station Officer Richard Elliot and Stephen Brown at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden, Swords.

Fireman Darren Barry, Stephen Hickey, Deputy Lord Mayor Daniel Whooley, Cllr. Ann Graves, Station Officer Richard Elliot and Stephen Brown at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden, Swords.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Daniel Whooley addresses the crowd at the Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Daniel Whooley addresses the crowd at the Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden.

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Fingal Community College Swords & Coláiste Ghlór na Mara Tranisition Year Students at Swords Tidy Towns Covid Frontliners Commemorative Garden, Swords.

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Swords Tidy Towns has unveiled a very special Commemorative Garden that is dedicated to the frontline workers who braved the Covid 19 pandemic tending to the needs of others in our community.

Explaining the thought behind the new garden in Swords which was officially opened at the weekend by Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr Daniel Whooley, chairperson of Swords Tidy Towns, Ken Duffy told the Fingal Independent: “The garden is dedicated to our nurses, our doctors, our ambulance crews who tended the sick, our Garda who kept us safe, our shop workers who kept food on our tables, our care workers who visited the infirm in their houses and who ran our nursing homes, our fire F+fighters who supported medical crews as well as attending fires, our teachers who worked tirelessly throughout with remote learning, our first responders, our Civil Defence, our council workers, in particular the Operations Deparment of Fingal County Council.

“These groups risked their own good health during the height of the pandemic, and we are forever grateful to them for doing so.

“If we have left out any group we do apologise. The Commemorative Garden is also a place for reflection, a place of quiet contemplation for those who have lost loved ones to this terrible virus.”

Swords Tidy Towns wish to thank the Deputy Mayor Cllr Daniel Whooley for officiating at the launch of their Commemorative Garden, and to the public representatives who attended on the day.

Mr Duffy added: “We also wish to thank the DAA who provided the funds which allowed us to complete the project, Fingal County Council for allocating the plot to us, O’Brien Landscaping for donating the beautiful marble bench and for digging out the flowerbed.”

The Swords Tidy Towns chairperson concluded: “Last, but by no means least, this project would never have come to fruition without the dedication and hard work of dedicated Swords Tidy Town volunteers.

“A special mention must be given to Mary Maxwell, Rose Brennan, Ramune Kuzminiene, Teresa Cosgrave, Grace Dunne, Gerry Brennan and Matt Cullen whose incites, vision, and boundless energy throughout the whole project is a reflection of the wealth of talent Swords Tidy Towns now have within our ranks.”

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