New land­marks are un­veiled at Croghan Mid­dle

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By FIN­TAN LAMBE

THOSE head­ing up to the pop­u­lar walk­ing trail at Croghan will now be able to get their bear­ings a lit­tle bet­ter, as a new name stone and lo­cal in­for­ma­tion panel have been erected at Croghan Mid­dle on the road from Bal­ly­fad to Clon­roe Cross.

The in­for­ma­tion board, put to­gether by Betty Gra­ham and lo­cal res­i­dents, in­cludes de­tails of lo­cal his­tory and ge­o­graph­i­cal fea­tures as well as pic­tures of the moun­tain and lo­cal fea­tures.

The stone was funded by the Ra­heen­leagh Wind Farm Com­mu­nity Fund, while the in­for­ma­tion board was funded by an arts and amenity grant from Gorey Mu­nic­i­pal District.

The area’s el­dest res­i­dent Molly Ka­vanagh (85) was in­vited to cut the rib­bon, and she then wel­comed ev­ery­one around to her’s for tea. A team of lo­cals helped cater for the large crowd of around 130 peo­ple in at­ten­dance.

The in­for­mal cer­e­mony also in­cluded a few words from Betty, who was over­whelmed with the sup­port, and her daugh­ter An­nette O’Toole. The day also in­cluded a bus tour of the area given by Tom Cullen, with the bus pro­vided by Leonards.

Sin­cere thanks went to all who helped on the day, in­clud­ing the neigh­bours who helped with the tea; Damien Nash and Con Car­roll for their help with the in­for­ma­tion panel; Tom Cullen; Leonard’s coaches; Wex­ford County Coun­cil; the com­mu­nity fund; Gorey Stone Art; and all who helped put the stone and sign in place, and built the new wall.

The large crowd at the un­veil­ing of the his­tor­i­cal in­for­ma­tion board and Croghan stone.

Betty Gra­ham looks on as Molly Ka­vanagh cuts the tape.

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