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Wexford’s newest benches will allow us to remember those lost during Covid pandemic

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Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Cllr Garry Laffan, Triona Barnes President of Wexford Lions Club and Barbara-Anne Murphy Cathaoirleach, Wexford County Council on the Lions Club Seat

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Cllr Garry Laffan, Triona Barnes President of Wexford Lions Club and Barbara-Anne Murphy Cathaoirleach, Wexford County Council on the Lions Club Seat

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary.

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary.

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Members of Rotary Wexford on the Rotary Seat

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Members of Rotary Wexford on the Rotary Seat

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Members of Soroptimists Wexford on the Soroptimists seat

Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Members of Soroptimists Wexford on the Soroptimists seat

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Cllr Gary Laffan cut the ribbon on the benches in Ferrybank which were donated by Wexford Lions Club, Soroptimists Wexford and Wexford Rotary. Cllr Garry Laffan, Triona Barnes President of Wexford Lions Club and Barbara-Anne Murphy Cathaoirleach, Wexford County Council on the Lions Club Seat

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The lives of those lost during the Covid-19 pandemic will be forever remembered following the installation of three benches in Ferrybank.

Created to enable people to reflect on the past and take a momentary step away from their busy lives, the benches were donated by three organisations from Wexford town. 

The Rotary Club, The Lions Club, and Soroptimitist International Wexford came together with the Mayor of Wexford Garry Laffan, Cathaoirleach Barbara Anne Murphy and Rory O’Mahony from Wexford County Council (WCC) to unveil the benches.

Erected by WCC with sponsorship from each of the clubs, the three benches are dedicated to those who died during Covid-19, the work of the Soroptimists over the last 60 years and the youth of Wexford.

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“On some level the benches represent the past and where we have come from, our present and the future of Wexford and are a great place to go and remember, reflect, and regroup – whilst taking a step away from the world,” said PRO with Rotary Club, David Power. 

“We sponsored this bench to the community of Wexford as a place to sit and remember loved ones who passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic and hopefully find a little peace,” added Trina Barnes, President of the Wexford Lions Club.

Calodagh McCumiskey, President of the Rotary Club of Wexford said, “Our club has been working in Wexford for 43 years. We have many projects but a number of them are directly focused on youth – namely the Just One Life Programme, The Youth Leadership Development Competition and, the more recently established, Careers Connect project. We have dedicated our bench to empowering Wexford youth, who are the future of our county.”

Councillor Garry Laffan officially unveiled the benches and thanked the three organisations for their wonderful work over the years.


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