One of our projects this month was to weed and replant the beds around the trees near Pat’s and Gilna’s in Laytown. William Boshell of Pat’s took on the six beds near the shop, adding compost to the very sandy beds and planting a lovely variety of plants as seen below.
The beds at the other end of the island are being dealt with by local resident Noel Healy. As they are nearer the beach these beds were almost completely sand filled so Noel dug out and refilled
the beds with soil based compost. They have been planted with marigolds, donated by Noel, and more flowers will be planted over the next few weeks.
Our team got together once again to clear the weeds from the promenade. When this was done our attention turned once again to the small carpark opposite Aldi, and the walkway down to it. This is a work in progress but so far it is looking good!
We plan to use eco friendly weed killer on the area when we next get a dry day. This will make the clearing of weeds easier, and will slow down the growth of the next round of weeds!
On 11th June the 6th class pupils from Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh in Laytown did a cleanup on the beach from Bettystown to Laytown. They did a great job, picking approximately 15 bags of rubbish……well done to all!
The bottle banks have finally been relocated to the site on the approach road to Laytown. This site is a huge improvement on the previous location (in the car park!) and hopefully will not result in the same level of dumping as the old site did. It is worth noting that CCTV has been installed so that action will be taken should there be any offenders!
Our group is growing month by month and as always we welcome new volunteers and new ideas! Please feel free to pop down to the Coast Tavern on Saturday morning at 10am if you would like to join us!