A new sensory garden in memory of the late 7th Earl of Dunraven is planned for the village. “We are aiming to have it open for November, but it will be a progressive thing. We expect it to take some months to complete,” said chairperson of the Tidy Towns, George Stacpoole. The design will generously be done free of charge by Catherine FitzGerald, daughter of the late Knight of Glin, and well-known garden designer. “It will be full of plants that appeal to the senses. For example, we will have plants of different textures for touch, which will appeal particularly to the blind. There will be wide paths for wheelchair accessibility,” said Mr Stacpoole. The idea is to have a park for people of every ability, explained George, since the Earl was an activist for those with disabilities and chairman of the Irish Wheelchair Association for two decades.

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