Rock­ery pro­ject com­pleted by Tara Hill com­mu­nity group

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By SARA GA­HAN

Mo­torists trav­el­ling through the pic­turesque vil­lage of Tara Hill over the last cou­ple of weeks will have no­ticed a beau­ti­fully de­signed rock­ery, thanks to the hard work of the lo­cal com­mu­nity alert group.

The group were busy all sum­mer up­grad­ing the orig­i­nal rock­ery and build­ing a new stone wall with the help from stone­ma­son Noel Davitt. The com­mit­tee also re­moved trees from the back of the rock­ery to open up the views of the coast­line, while a stone seat was built into the wall, open­ing up the Tara Hill sign to make it more vis­i­ble.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Catherine Kin­sella said a lot of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers put in a mas­sive ef­fort over the sum­mer to get the rock­ery fin­ished to such a high stan­dard.

The rock­ery is the start of an on­go­ing pro­ject which they hope to fin­ish next year.

The hard-work­ing group also be­gan work around the ‘white tree’, plac­ing fairy doors for kids and putting up bird houses. The well got a well-de­served face-lift too.

Catherine said as part of the sum­mer work, the Tara Hill Com­mu­nity Alert Group set up the Tara Hill/Bal­ly­money text alert sys­tem.

‘This is now up and run­ning. If any­one wants to join they can con­tact any of the com­mit­tee mem­bers,’ added Catherine.

The peo­ple and mem­bers who do­nated a lot of their time, ma­te­ri­als and worked on the pro­ject are: Dan Doyle, Dessie Doyle, Noel Davitt, Liam Mul­li­gan, Peter Byrne, Daniel Byrne, To­mas Roche, Casey Con­crete, Ellen Roche, Frank Roche, Louise Red­mond Gre­gan, Elizabeth Mul­li­gan, Catherine Baker, Tr­ish O’Con­nor, Chris­tine Pid­geon, Joe Roche and Michael Duffy.

The group re­ceived an Amenity Grant from Wex­ford County Coun­cil this year which was put to­wards the pro­ject.

Elizabeth Mul­li­gan, Chris­tine Pid­geon, Catherine Baker, Cllr Joe Sul­li­van and Tr­ish O’Con­nor pic­tured at the up­dated rock­ery at Tara Hill.

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