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Thursday 21 February 2019

Daisy has all the right 'mooves' for a big gig

From left, Seamus O' Donohoe, his brother Padraig, prop. Kia Ora mini farm, Cllr Robbie Ireton and town clerk, Amenda Byrne.
From left, Seamus O' Donohoe, his brother Padraig, prop. Kia Ora mini farm, Cllr Robbie Ireton and town clerk, Amenda Byrne.

Fintan Lambe

DAISY the Cow, a new arrival at Kia Ora Mini Farm, was only too happy to serve as a poster girl for the unveiling of the local attraction's sponsorship of the Courtown Road roundabout.

While Daisy has headed to larger green pastures at the Mini Farm, where she is currently being milked with great vigour by visiting children, Kia Ora said it was delighted to be the first business to sponsor a roundabout on the outskirts of Gorey.

Maura O'Donohoe of Kia Ora said they decided to sponsor the roundabout as they are located nearby.

Wexford County Council invited local businesses to sponsor a roundabout, and the first of these was unveiled last Friday, with the help of the aforementioned Daisy, who attracted quite a bit of attention.

Town Clerk Amanda Byrne said there had quite a bit of interest from local businesses, and she expected the scheme to develop over the coming years. While the existing four beds on the Courtown Road roundabout have been replanted, it's expected that new additions will be made to the design each year. 'We're working more towards perennials and more sustainable planting,' she said.

Several other roundabouts are due to be planted in the near future.

'We hope over time, the roundabouts will take on the character of the business and almost become features of the town,' she added, thanking all the businesses that offered their support. The Council is also looking for other smaller sponsors for various other locations around the town.

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