LAMA Awards 2015 – Best Public Park – Le Chéile Park, Askamore

LAMA Awards Presentation, Saturday, Jan 24th 2015

LAMA Awards Presentation, Saturday, Jan 24th 2015

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Le Chéíle Park, Askamore took the national award for Best Public Park at the LAMA awards last night at a ceremony presided over by Miriam O’Callaghan.

Askamore was nominated along with 4 other parks from counties Antrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo.

See finalists and other awards categories here.

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Take part in local Video

Are you available next Thursday 20th March to come to Askamore’s Le Chéile Park between 2 – 3pm?

Askamore is one of 15 Community Development groups around County Wexford which have been working on a Wexford Walking Trails brochure for some time and there’s a professional video of the trail and surrounding area being taken next Thursday for Discover Ireland, Visit Wexford and our own community websites.

Askamore Community Council is trying to get the regular users of the park and the walk to be part of the video. If you and your family or friends are available, you’d be more than welcome to come along and participate.

If you’d like to be in Le Chéile Park, the cameras will be there from 2.30 to 3.

If you’d like to be part of the film of the looped walk, please contact Mary Donohoe on 086 16 33341. This would be between 2 and 2.30.

Le Chéile Park has new residents

These guys are waiting for the grass to grow!

Opening of Le Chéile Park, Askamore

slow grass
While Askamore Community Council had hoped to open Le Chéile Park on Friday, June 28th, this has now been postponed until Friday, July 26th.

The poor weather has significantly slowed the grass growth and the playground area in particular needs extra time for the grass to take.

It is hoped that the park will actually be open earlier than July 26th, but that date is now the official opening date.

We apologise for any disappointment in the delay, but this is our only chance to get things right and have everything safe within the park for our visitors.

Park Volunteers Needed

Would you like to give a hand to finish off the final touches in Le Chéile Park, Askamore?
There is a large number of plants to be planted in the labyrinth in the park, and we would be delighted to get as many people involved as possible.
Planting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday nights, May 22nd and 23rd at 7.30pm. Bring a trowel, a pad to kneel on and a watering can! Plants will be supplied.
As there are strict insurance issues, children will not be allowed in the park at this time. 

Askamore’s Community Park Named

Following lots of deliberations, and opening up the naming of the park to the community of Askamore, the name of the new park is to be Le Chéile Park.

Meaning Askamore Together, the name was ratified at last night’s Community Council meeting and will now be used on park signage.

The new park is for the use of all the community, and would not have happened without the support of the wider Askamore community, so it was felt that the name reflects this sense of community togetherness and support.

We hope you like it.