On Tuesday 2nd July our two CE workers Gordon and Jim started work on repairs to the high limestone wall in the public car park adjacent to the children;s playground . Over the year stones have fallen off here and there at this site and because we are lucky to have a good worker with stone in Jim Noonan it was decided to use his skills to get the work done . Sourcing the stone was difficult so thanks to Edward Pollard for supplying it and to Liam Ahearne and Michael McBride who have been collecting it daily from source. A sincere thanks to Waterford City & Co. Co. for its help.
The Lismore Tidy Towns work team have also been hard at work in the very hot conditions– on Monday evening work was at the Ballyrafter area with sweeping of footpaths , the cobbled are at the Spout. Some members did a litter pick up at the swimming area at the Strand as we were getting reports of heavy littering there and collected two large sacks of litter. The Strand is a wonderful amenity for all and during this spell of wonderful weather many people young and old are using the swimming area which is great and we wish to encourage people using it to bring their litter home — parents reading this article please speak to your children . Thanks to those members of the public/ parents who have collected litter here. On Wednesday morning the work team split up and as a result the following work was done —- weeding and sweeping at Canal View Park, cleaning the raised gravel bed at Cliffe’s on the Cappoquin Road, weeding of the raised bed at Hornibrooks and cutting back the perennial geraniums at Ferry Lane. Watering flower beds has become a major task and we in Lismore are so lucky to have the Spout with its underground water source not connected to the public mains. So Liam, Michael, Pat & Willie have been collecting water from there and and using it to water beds late evening and thanks to them for giving up their time to do this work. In the days before water on tap was common the Spout was used by local people as one of their their water sources.
A reminder to all that the new two sided wood carving will be installed in the Millennium Park on Thursday next 12th July. John Hayes the famous wood sculptor will be carrying out the installation with help from Lismore Tidy Towns members and other people in the community who have offered to help on Thursday morning. This is a Lismore Tidy Towns Project and it is our way of enhancing the Millenium Park and celebrating 60 years of the tidy towns movement in the Irish Republic. This is an open invitation to everyone to call in and have a look.The formal unveiling takes place at 4pm on Thursday evening and all are welcome.
ECO TIP OF THE WEEK
Continuing reasons why growing your own food is good—-
Because you might kickstart a new business?????
- You may want to sell your surplus food on a table or stall outside your own home with an honesty box. It is unmanned and everything is sold on trust with money being put into atin/box
- Apply for a stall at your local Farmers Market
- Offer surplus produce to your local shop or cafe
- Put a sign up outside your house” Food from the Garden”
- Barter with your neighbours