The Stamullen Roundup
By Grace Tierney
Happy Easter to all!
Two local businesses have been brightening up the country this month and made it into the pages of the Indo during March. The sunny daffodils from Elmgrove Farm and Farm Shop (https://elmgrovefarm.ie/) in Gormanston made the front page and their new flower delivery service continues their long association with the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day fundraiser as part of the price (which includes nationwide delivery) goes to that vital charity. The farm was also featured on RTE’s Nationwide recently so they’re famous at this stage!
Karen Lavelle’s Soilse Candles (https://soilsecandlecompany.ie/) appeared in the Indo too and on RTE’s Lifestyle site. Her candles smell wonderful and it’s great to see a Stamullen-based woman gaining national praise.
Parents with school-age children in Stamullen will be happy to hear that the new building for Franciscan College Gormanston has been put out to tender. The school will accommodate 1,000 pupils and include four SEN classrooms. With the expansion of housing in the area an upgrade to our local secondary school’s facilities is much needed.
Meath libraries and the Grow It Yourself organisation have teamed up to provide free vegetable growing seed kits and growing advice as part of a nationwide campaign to get us all growing and sharing. You can register for one of the packs at https://www.meath.ie/libraries/GrowItForward. The idea is that you share the seeds, or the grown vegetables, with others in your community as a way of “paying it forward”. There’s even a vegetable growing online course you can take via the library and plenty of online tips. A fun initiative to share with all ages. The #GrowItForward idea is part of the #KeepWell initiative which also supported #IrelandReads in February.
The Stamullen Revival Programme (https://www.facebook.com/Stamullen-Revival-Programme-100432208471653) have organised a Family Clean Up Day for the entire village on Saturday the 27th of March at 11a.m., socially distanced but families can join in as a pod. You can collect litter pickers and bags from Cllr Amanda Smith’s office and she has arranged for the council to collect all the bags afterwards. They ask that participants stay in their 5km, sanitise hands before and after, be safe be seen, and be careful of traffic.
The Revival team are also behind the new floral signs around the village which appeared, as if by magic, during March. The signs are part of the #FeelGoodProject.
Well done to the teens in our local Scout group who are working on their Sustainable Scouting from Home badge via Zoom meetings and activities they can do themselves within their 5km. They’ve taken wellbeing walks in nature and cooked meals with reduced ingredients to explore the constraints cooks face in developing nations and will take on more challenges in the coming weeks. Future topics cover People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity, and Partnerships.
Stamullen CA Volunteer Group is still available to do deliveries for those who are restricting their movements. You can contact them on facebook, via the chemist and butchers, or ring 0876355519.
The parish office is currently closed but you can contact Fr. Declan via email@example.com or 01-8412647 and Mass is via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMaC1cpFBS-qQ8JGKYPvkOw.
** Please note that changes to public health Covid 19 restrictions may affect events. Check with organisers if you have concerns.
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