lot of love, sweat and colourful tiles went into the making of Greystones Sensory Garden.
And all that hard work was pretty much in full bloom today, as the official launch got underway.
Several years in the planning, the fundraising target of €35,000 was reached in May of this year. And that meant the real work could begin, transforming this quiet South Beach corner of Burnaby Park into the sort of sensual haven that the elderly and those on the autism spectrum could lose themselves in for an afternoon.
Naturally, with Greystones Tidy Towns and Triple A Wicklow spearheading the drive, and Wicklow County Council throwing their muscle behind it, many fine Greystonians rolled up their sleeves and mucked in, including a bunch of burly men from Tiglin in Carraig Eden, Brady’s of Greystones, Mike at Greystones’ Stone & Tile Studio, AON Plastering, Darren at ALS Tiling Solutions and Andrew at Gardenworld Nurseries.
Oh, and fair play to Vic from Café Gourmet for laying on the treats today too.
In attendance for the big shindig were TDs Simon Harris and Stephen Donnelly, Cllr Shay Cullen as well as local councillors Gerry Walsh, Lourda Scott, Jodie Neary and Mags Crean, whilst special guests included Ronnie Drew’s daughter, Cliona, plus two of Bridie Mooney’s brats, all there to mark the garden’s Memory Wall. The late, great Frank Clarke is up there too, along with the Ormonde, the harbour and The La Touche Hotel in all its 1960sglory.
Well done to Marie, David and the rest of the Tidy Towns gang, as well as Aisling and the Triple A troop. A beautiful addition to the town…
We take a quick walk through the garden before the ribbon is cut below, and you can check out the full gallery of shots here.
You can check out the full gallery of shots in hi-res here.
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