Cloyne Loading Bay Gets Facelift

By Claire O’Donoghue

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Thanks to the receipt of a Grant from the Cork Municipal Council for which Cloyne Tidy Towns Committee applied last year, work has now begun on refurbishing the old loading bay in the village. Last week the overgrown site was dug out and cleared up by local volunteers. They also put down Mypex weed barrier and a layer of stone sourced from Valentia in Co.Kerry.  This Valentia slate stone was particular chosen as it makes up part of the historical Cloyne Cathedral which is situated opposite the loading bay.

Members of Cloyne Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank Martin Barry at Barry’s Nurseries, and Mags Coughlan , head gardener at Ballymaloe House, for all their help and advice in choosing and maintaining the foliage, shrubs, flowers and trees that will be planted at the site. The committee is looking for volunteers to come along to the loading bay this Sunday, 3 March at 10am, to help prepare and plant the flower beds and other foliage. A member of the Tidy Towns Committee said, “We hope the local community will enjoy the space once it’s completed. It’s in a lovely spot with the Round Tower and Cathedral on view. It will be wonderful to see it being used and enjoyed in the coming weeks.”

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