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National Tree Week

As part of National Tree Week 2006 an educational event was held in the Lord Mayors Tea Rooms Fitzgerald’s Park. This event was opened to national school children from the surrounding schools. Throughout the week over 600 students from 16 schools will visit the park for the exhibition and nature walk. This is the first time Cork City Council has hosted an event of this size an event for National Tree Week. It is also the first of many exhibitions that will be hosted by the Parks department in conjunction with the newly established Parks Ranger service over the coming year. The Park Ranger Service has been in operation since August 2005 and there are currently two full time rangers based in Fitzgerald’s Park with responsibilities to promote the services provided by the parks department.

The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Deirdre Clune, visited the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion on Monday the 6th of March 2006 to launch this event. During her visit she planted a Giant Sequoia tree with the help of the girls from the Maria Assumpta National School and signed the visitors book.

 

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Lord Mayor Deirdre Clune signing the visitors book

 

 

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Lord Mayor Deirdre Clune planting Giant Sequoia tree with
Maria Assumpta National School.

This was the Lord Mayor’s first official visit to the Tea Rooms since its re-opening as the Park Rangers office last year.

 

To mark National Tree Week an open day will be held in the Park on Saturday March 11th with guided walks at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30. All are welcome!

 

In the coming months Fitzgerald’s Park, in conjunction with various organisations, will be hosting a number of events: Details to follow.

 

For information on booking the Lord Mayors Tea Rooms, Fitzgerald’s Park please contact the Recreation, Amenity and Culture Department, Cork City Council, recreation@corkcity.ie.

 

Trees in Fitzgeralds Park (363 KB)

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Lord Mayor Deirdre Clune outside the Lord Mayors Tea Rooms

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