Derrymore Inter Schools Allotment Project Launched

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Friday the 24th saw the launch of the inter schools allotment project in Derrymore Woods. The project is a result of the joint workings of the Bessbrook Residents Association & The Friends of Derrymore Group.
 Photo: Cllr Roisin Mulgrew with some of the young School children involved in the Schools Allotment Project


Cllr Roisin Mulgrew with some of the young school children involved in the Schools Allotment Project

Local Councillor Roisin Mulgrew praised the initiative which she said would ultilise the facilities at Derrymore and help to continue to develop community self esteem and community relations. She highlighted local lady Rachel Mc Comb for her hard work. “Rachel has in particular made a huge effort to ensure this project would bear fruit. “Rachael has secured support from Tesco’s who have provided the children with tools and plants whilst the Youth Alliance have made three allotments available for the schools. “At present St. Peter’s Cloughreagh and St Joseph’s Bessbrook have enthusiastically joined the scheme and it is hoped that others will follow to make this a full inclusive and cross community project. “A local business has offered to allow the children to set up a market stall to sell their produce while another option would be to secure a venue to allow the children to hold their own ‘Come Dine With Me’ night using produce grown by them,” Mulgrew added.

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