Rockery project completed by Tara Hill community group
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.