Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has congratulated the 2018 Show Garden winner at Bord Bia’s Bloom.
Andrew Christopher Dunne won the competition for his ‘Sustainable Seafood Garden’ last week.
Seafood Garden Winner (pic via Agriland)
Cllr Cunningham said “well done Andrew. You have done Clogherhead proud. Andrew’s garden tells the story of coastal communities and their way of life and the importance of fish. At a time when coastal communities are under pressure economically and the fishing industry here is facing decimation, Andrew has reminded us of the sustainability of fish and the way of life of these areas. Clogherhead is a very proud fishing village and Andrew has made a beautiful garden feature which reflects the beauty of the area in which we live. A very deserving winner.”
Seafood Garden winner (pic via press reader)
The winning entry was an elaborate water feature with shimmering fish sculptures and an ‘upcycled’ fishing boat which doubles as a kitchen.
On Friday morning Sinn Féin Louth TD and party leader Gerry Adams visited the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 in the RDS in Dublin.
This year over four and a half thousand students from 367 schools across the island of Ireland took part and exhibited 550 research projects.
Among the winners was Rachel Ni Dhonnachadha, from St Vincent’s Secondary School, in Co Louth, who won the award for best individual for her boxer’s hand-wrap project.
Mr. Adams said:
“I want to congratulate all of the students and schools taking part in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 in the RDS.
I especially want to commend Rachel Ni Dhonnachadha, from St Vincent’s Secondary School, in Co Louth, who won the award for best individual for her boxer’s hand-wrap project.
I was very impressed by all of the innovative county Louth exhibitions and the young people who entered the competition.
All of the students and teachers and schools are to be applauded for the huge investment of time and effort they put into this event and the enthusiasm they brought to their individual projects”.
Pictured: Gerry with Louth winner Rachel Ni Dhonnachadha