Askamore Countryside Challenge – Sunday May 17th

Askamore Countryside Challenge Sunday May 17th 2015 Askamore 10k Countryside challenge poster pic (Small) Askamore (2) (Small) Askamore (12) (Small)

Come along and enjoy the beautiful rural scenery between Camolin and Askamore. Support local charities and have a healthy and fun day out!

A sponsored10K road-walk from Camolin village to Askamore in aid of St. Aidan’s Daycare, Gorey and Askamore Muintir na Tire Project 2020.There is also an alternative 5K walk. Sunday, May 17th, 2015 @ 2 pm. Registration at 1 pm.
Registration from 1pm in Askamore Hall. Walkers / runners will be taken by bus to Camolin for the start of the walk at 2pm. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For sponsorship cards / more information, contact Stacy at 087 992 2481.

Spring Clean Askamore 2015 – some litter-picking observations

pretty and not so pretty

Looking at the range of litter that’s collected in our local ditches, it seems to be the same people throwing the same types of litter in the same places – the quieter parts of the roads with no houses nearby.

Same choc bars, cans, cigarette packaging, take-away stuff. Household rubbish in bags. Tyres, batteries, mattresses, etc, etc…………………

Also the really strange one of the bag of rubbish all neatly tied up – and then dumped in the ditch!

nice and tidy - lItter nonetheless

It’s a disgusting habit.

Well done to all the pickers – and the non-tossers of rubbish – keep it up.

The rest of you – STOP!

Community Garden – first meeting tonight

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Would you like to help set up and run a local community garden? Join in the planning, the work and share the produce. Come along to first meeting in the Priest’s House this Tuesday, April 21st @ 7.30 pm.
There is an increasing amount of research evidence that supports what community gardeners have long known – that community gardens are a great way to grow food, foster good health, green urban environments, support lifelong learning, and cultivate vibrant communities.
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Health benefits
Community gardens promote the enjoyment of a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce, enable gardeners to supplement their families’ diets with organic herbs
and vegetables, and provide opportunities for teaching gardeners and the broader community about healthy food.
Community gardens contribute to food security by enabling people to grow some of their own food at a relatively low cost.
Community gardens provide many opportunities for recreation and exercise, from a simple stroll amongst the flowers, to the day to day work of maintaining the garden
– exercise carried out in convivial company, with a real sense of satisfaction and purpose.
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Rubbish!

litter pick Askamore

Well done to all of the people around Askamore who’ve been out picking up litter as part of Wexford Couny Council & An Taisce’s Spring Clean event.

Pic of SOME of the 22 bags, 2 tyres and a mattress got in just one section of Donishall on Friday night last.

All bags to be brought to the Priest’s house by tomorrow (Monday) evening for collection by Wexford Co Co.

Community Garden in Askamore


Community vegetables

Would you like to get involved in a community garden in Askamore?

Meet once a week for gardening, growing and social interaction?

Harvest food locally grown in a healthy environment?

Learn from others while getting your hands dirty – literally!

Come along to a meeting on Tuesday next, April 21st in the kitchen of the Priest’s House, Askamore @ 7.30 pm. Cuppa afterwards.garden logo

Spring Clean Askamore 2015

spring cleanAskamore Community Council members are organising their own areas over the weekend to ensure we have a major spruce-up of our parish
Bags, gloves and pickers are available and your local council members will have them available for you.
The County Council will then collect all litter we gather in our various areas. So all bags need to be left behind the priest’s house before Monday evening next.
After that we will concentrate on the 2K around Askamore as well as getting some of the rubbish dumped around the hill walks. Tuesday evening next (21st) we will start on the 2K clean-up in and around Askamore.