Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Rostellan are runners up in Small Village Project Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition

Mary & John Morrissey Members of Rostellen Development Association who were awarded Second Place in the Best Small Village Project at the Muintir na Tire Pride in Our Community Awards 
also included are Annette Lane Muintir na Tire, County Mayor Seamus McGrath and Mr. Ted O’Leary, Senior Executive Officer, Cork County Council
Rostellan Development Association have secured joint second place in the Best Small Village  Category Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Rostellan Development Association project this year focused on the 1916 Commemoration. To that end, they decided to name their village green 'The Thomas Kent Park' and to erect a memorial plaque on the wall at the entrance to the green dedicated to Thomas Kent. An information board on Thomas Kent including some archival photographs has been placed just inside the entrance. Within the green itself, they commissioned a memorial stone made from Irish-sourced limestone listing the signatories of the Proclamation both in Irish and in English. They also erected a flagpole to the side of the memorial stone and planted an Irish oak tree in the vicinity. The park is located adjacent to the 'People's Path', a project they successfully completed for the millennium in 2000. This amenity is now a very popular public walkway for the parish and its wider environs, and the green is regularly used as a picnic and play area during the summer. By naming the green the 'Thomas Kent Park', they say  have endeavoured to raise an awareness of the sacrifices made by people in 1916 for Irish freedom. Mayor of Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by Rostellan Development Association and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

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