THIS weekend will see official opening taking place of Tobergal Lane in Boolavogue village.
Known locally as ‘the Bog Lane’ the event will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. and is being organised by the local postmistress, Louse Lawless, as part of her Boolavogue mayoral campaign.
Speaking to the Enniscorthy Guardian ahead of the event Louise said there will be a very special guest performing the opening who will cut the ribbon on the day, whose identity is being kept firmly under wraps until Sunday.
However, the Enniscorthy Guardian can reveal the person is very well known and highly regarded in the local community and has a direct link with the lane.
“It's a beautiful lane and it winds its way back to the village and we’re hoping we will have some good weather on the day which would be great,” said Louise.
Following the opening event there will be refreshments and a cake sale taking place in the Fr Murphy Centre.
Louise is encouraging everyone in the community to go along on the day and support the event and she is also mindful of people who might wish to support her campaign but who might not be able to walk the length of the lane.
“If anyone feels they are not able for the walk then just go down to the Fr Murphy Centre and have a cup of tea or coffee,” she said.
"They can relax there and wait until everyone gets back from the walk,” she added.
Louise highlighted the fact there will be a cake sale on the day and all donations of cakes can be left into her shop and post-office on Saturday or directly to the Fr Murphy Centre before 1 p.m. on the day of the event, just before the walk begins.
"The tea and coffee is complementary, but there will be donation buckets on the day,” said Louise.
Louise is also organising another event on May 29, when a breakfast morning get-together will be held in the Fr Murphy Centre.
Louise is very appreciative of all the support she has received to-date for her campaign.
“I just want to say thank you so much for all your support so far, I appreciate it so much,” she said.
“This is the last week of that beautiful hamper here in the shop so if you want to get a ticket, the draw will be next weekend," she added.
The mayor of Boolavogue initiative is being organised with the overall aim of raising money for the benefit of the entire community and regardless of who wins Louise is encouraging all of the people in the area to go along on Sunday for the opening of the Bog Lane.