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Garden Biodiversity – DPSM Workshop

Pupils from Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna joined GAP in the Virgin Mary Community Garden for a Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Garden Biodiversity workshop. They enjoyed a tour of the garden, learning about rainwater harvesting, crop rotation, composting and even got to taste the delicious raspberries that were ripe and ready to eat! They got […]

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Gardening for Mental Health

Today marks The World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day 2016. At GAP we believe that community gardens are part of our ideal sense of what a community should be. And so their value is priceless. Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. But the benefits of horticulture extend much further….   We […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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Tidy Towns Awards

The local area Tidy Towns Awards took place last week, and every year we are so proud to see the incredible work that happens in our local communities. Congratulations to all of the winners!!  

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International Communities – Internship

Triet and Lan Anh arrived from Vietnam at the beginning of the summer spent their time working in the community with some of our team. They are producing a documentary on their visit and were really interested in learning how to get communities working together, and finding the community spirit!   Community spirit means pride in a community. There […]

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Harvest

    Virgin Mary Boys NS harvest at the VM community garden….      

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Sustainable Transport for European Mobility Week 2016

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT – POPPINTREE ORIENTEERING TRAIL GAP hosted an action packed orienteering event for European Mobility Week this week. Focusing on sustainable transport and cycling safety, kids young and old took to the orienteering-style transport trail in Poppintree Park – getting local people to use their park as a family! Promoting sustainable, safe transport was our objective and each […]

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