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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Camolin creations are a delight to see

Camolin Community Development Association chairman Jack Redmond at the entrance to the fairy garden in Camolin Park
Camolin Community Development Association chairman Jack Redmond at the entrance to the fairy garden in Camolin Park

Sara Gahan

An authentic old telephone box, operating as a mini-library, and a fairy garden are among the latest creations by volunteers who are determined to make Camolin village an attractive destination after the new by-pass opens next year.

The last month members from Camolin Development Association and Camolin Tidy Towns have been really busy. The group of volunteers from the two organisations got together and created a fairy garden and bug hotel for children in Camolin Park. It also includes a seating area.

Also, situated on the Main Street, is an antique telephone box filled with second-hand books. The telephone box was constructed by carpenter Patrick Murphy and it acts as a library for the people in the village.

Jack Redmond, chairman of Camolin Development Association, said the idea behind the telephone box is that a member of the public can leave a book and bring another home.

'We want to make the village attractive for people as we are a village that is about to be by-passed,' added Jack.

He said so far, the library is working on the Main Street as people are looking after it.

'It is an authentic telephone box,' said Jack. 'The detail that Patrick put into it is unbelievable. He did a fantastic job.'

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