Lismore TT Notes 25-7-2018

The new wood sculpture in the Millennium Park continues to attract people to the park and there has been very positive feedback from locals and visitors. So if you have not seen it please come for a visit.

Even though  the work team is on a small break  our CE team and individual members are carrying out various tasks. For the past few weeks Gordon and Jim have been doing stone work on the wall  in the car park and it should be finished this week . Willie Henry our chairperson did work on removing Himalayan Balsam  from inside the railing at Canal View  Park. Sean Daly has been working on the installation of water buttes  at various sites around the town— two at the public toilets and one at the golf club  with more to follow in the coming weeks. A grant was received from Waterford City& Co. Co. for this water conservation project. We now wait for rain to fill them!!   Thanks to Liam Ahearne and Michael McBride for collecting stone as  and when required.
Some weeks ago   A bug hotel was installed in  a quiet corner of the Millennium Park adjacent to the compost area. This was the brainchild of one of the Lismore Tidy Towns planning sub group member Sheila Roche with help from Liam Ahearne and it is attracting a lot of attention from visitors and townspeople.  Thanks to Clive Blackwell for the timber sign on top  and to Jacinta Uniake Munster Signs for the  design of the information sign at the front of the structure. A bug hotel  also known as an insect house/hotel is a manmade structure created to provide shelter for insects. Most consist of several different sections that provide insects with  nesting facilities– particularly during winter offering refuge for many different types of insects. A variety of materials are used in its construction such as stone, logs, banded reeds and bamboo, straw and drilled holes in wooden material to encourage insects to leave larvae to gestate.
Lismore Tidy Towns extends its sympathy to the O’ Neill family on the recent death of Mary, Deerpark Road Lismore. Mary’s late husband Paddy was an active member of Lismore Tidy Towns for many years. May she rest in peace.