1/3 of an acre site in carrigtwohill being sought from OPW for a community garden.

A piece of land in Carrigtwohill which has stood idle for over a decade could get a new lease of life.
Fine Gael Cllr Anthony Barry has requested the local authority to approach the Office of Public Works (OPW), who own the plot in the village centre, with a view to creating a community garden.
The third of an acre site opposite Maryville estate, is a prime location for a community garden and potential allotment space, the Carrigtwohill based Cllr told the September sitting of the Cobh Municipality.
He said the Community Council and the Tidy Towns have made numerous attempts to acquire the land on a long-term lease from the OPW.
“2 years ago the OPW advised the Community Council they wish to sell the land. The site still remains idle”
The Carrigtwohill based Cllr said it was an “awful shame” in an area earmarked in the Local Area Plan that identified Carrigtwohill to be deficit of such a facility.
It’s understood Minister Boxer Moran is open to an approach from Cork County Council.
Margaret Searson Chairwoman of Carrigtwohill Tidy Towns said the site offers residents with little or no land a place to cultivate fruits and vegetables, free from chemicals and genetically modified ingredients found in standard supermarket fare.
She said the communal space would also allow newcomers to learn from veteran gardeners.
The Office of Public Works say “future use of the site at Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork is currently under consideration by the Commissioners of Public Works.”