A whole lot of giving is going on at Holy Cross National School where €4,876 has been donated to a special appeal launched by UNICEF to purchase life-saving equipment for communities stricken by Covid in India.
The money was raised through two used clothes collections held on consecutive Thursdays on May 6 and May 13. It was originally planned as a once-off collection but so many people contacted the school that a second Thursday was scheduled. Pupils also donated €2 each.
Principal Ursula Coffey earmarked the UNICEF appeal for the proceeds when she heard a radio report on the shocking conditions endured by many Indian people who were unable to access hospital treatment for Covid.
What a pleasure it is to welcome the stunning new €800,000 cycle and pedestrian pathway linking Ross Road to Muckross Road to avoid all the traffic, fumes and potential dangers of the ‘Golden Mile’.
The 750m route begins beside the Race Course on Ross Road and emerges at the Maurice O’Donoghue Park on the town side of the Flesk Bridge.
I must confess that the week before the track was officially opened, I climbed over the low stone wall beside the bridge and walked down to where it meets the Race Track. The amazing views it gives of the Flesk Bridge and down along the river would take the sight from your eyes.