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Total of €932.70 raised at our Bee Quiz on Friday 10th May

Total of €932.70 raised at our Bee Quiz on Friday 10th May

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Bee Total of €932.70 was raised at our bee quiz in

‘The Waterville Inn’ on Friday 10th May.

We had a wonderful evening, 14 tables buzzing all night with a total of 57 participants. Thank you to Denis O’Connor for his buzzing performance on the night. And to his left-hand partner on the night, Eithne  Garvey, who scored the evening superbly. To Damien Duff and family, thank you for your generosity to this project.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Tech Amergin who have given their time and energy to the garden project since its inception.

A special thank you to Sue Jackson, Tony Sullivan, Ann Campbell, John O’Connor, Nora O’Sullivan, Patie O’Sullivan, James O’Connell, Michael Murphy, Valerie Brouder, Anja Gnauck, Susanne McCarthy, Lesley Macvean, Michelle Fitzgerald, Angela O’Sullivan, Paudie Quinlan, David Moriarty & James Daly.

To our sponsors who donated spot prizes for the raffle and auction, THANK YOU – Damian Duff & family ‘The Waterville Inn’, Fiona Higgins Reflexology, ‘A Cut Above’ Caherciveen, Quirkes Newsagent, Waterville Gold Links, Curran’s Foodstore Waterville, Aine Campbell, Breda Fenton, Bridie Huggard, Abbie Clifford, Laura Twomey ‘Auora House of Healing’, Tony & Linda O’Sullivan, Daly’s Hardware Waterville, Angela O’Connell ‘Lomi Lomi Massage’, Susanne Warton, The Fogarty Family ‘Centra’ Waterville, Paddy & Fíona De Buis, Fiona at ‘An Corcan’, Gary Galvin Construction, Lucy Hunt ‘Sea Synergy’, The Huggard Family ‘Butler Arms Hotel’, Quinlan family, Michael & Susanne Curran ‘The Mink’ Farm, Kellihers Electrical Tralee, Scariff Meats, South West Wholesales, Micheal Brennan Electrical, Jane Harrison, Tom & Mary Horgan, John & Victoria Galvin & Heidi Van Tilsit. Thank you for your donations.

To Trish O’Sullivan at ‘Carraig Eanna Beauty’ Waterville, thank you for donating your beautiful Juliette Armand Skincare Hamper. A total of €335 was raised for this fantastic hamper.

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And to Damian Duff who also kindly donated a beautiful Easter Egg which raised €160, money that will also go to the Biodiversity Garden at Tech Amergin.

The story so far…

In response to the fact that 70% of hives in the Ballinskelligs, Waterville area were lost in the cold wet summers of 2016/17 the Community Garden group at Tech Amergindecided to commit to finding a solution to this disaster. The idea of Gort na mBeach  was born.

The establishment of Gort na mBeach will ensure a continuing food supply to the honey bees to encourage a growing population and to prevent further decimation of our honey bee population.

Gort na mBeach will be in a designated area of the Community Garden.  A winding path will take you between a bed for each month of the year demonstrating which plants that grow in this area will provide nectar and pollen for our bees.

Gort na mBeach will be stocked with plants that will feed the honey bees all year round. Gort na mBeach will be wheelchair and pushchair accessible. There will be various types of information to suit all members of the community.

Many people ask “What can we do to help the bees and other pollinators? “  This will show exactly what you can do.

There will be an information board with all donors ’names and we will provide a plaque for all donors showing their support for Gort na mBeach.

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