Rosslare group delivers 120 Easter eggs

Members of the Cois Barry Community House in Rosslare did an Easter Egg drop to the local houses: (from left), Emily O’Rourke from Wexford Local Development, Maxine Murphy, David Clancy, Garda John Coughlan and Mary Harmon

Pádraig ByrneWexford People

One year ago when volunteers from the Cois Barry Community House in Rosslare delivered Easter eggs to local children, they never expected to be doing the same thing the following year.

However, with level 5 Covid restrictions still in place, that was the case this past weekend as they rallied the troops once again and did an even bigger Easter egg drop than last year.

Over the course of Easter Sunday, volunteers delivered 120 Easter eggs to children and senior citizens in the area, and were greeted with big smiles, waves and thumbs up of appreciation wherever they went.

'We never thought we'd be doing the same thing this year,' said David Clancy of Cois Barry. 'When we had to close the community centre because of Covid, we were conscious that community was going to be more important than ever. We've been busy enough in the last year. We delivered meals to the senior citizens and laptops to school kids who needed them and then even had a Santy in May, which was a bit unusual! It's come full circle now though and we're back to the Easter eggs.

'Normally we'd have an Easter egg hunt for the kids, but this year we had to do the drop off again instead. We got great support from Emily O'Rourke of Wexford Local Development and Garda John Coughlan. Everyone was delighted to see us coming and it gave people a nice little lift.'