Friday evening, 19th June 2015, saw the unveiling of the viewing stand of that hidden treasure in our village – Ginnety’s pond. An ecologist hired by Dromiskin Tidy Towns pointed out the richness of biodiversity in this natural wetland with lots of birds, animals, insects and plants thriving here.
A viewing stand and Information Panel was installed for the people of Dromiskin and any visitors who wish to take in the beautiful vista. Complete with telescope, it is situated in a leafy corner of the school/chapel car park surrounded by trees and beautifully appointed shrubs and flowers.
Newly appointed Chairperson of Louth County Council, Peter Savage, was welcomed by MC for the evening, Mary Murtagh and he commended the work of the Tidy Towns volunteers for their efforts on behalf of the community. Matt Ginnety, his sister Ann and members of the extended Ginnety family were on hand to unveil the telescope and panel along with generous Tidy Towns sponsors, PJ and Mary Dooley and Simon Fagan.
There was poetry from Eric in 6th class, beautiful fiddle playing from Noreen Mc Manus’s young musicians and top flight Irish dancing from Faye and her troupe of dancers. We finished off with a disco as the young boys and girls from Dromiskin strutted their stuff to music provided by the ever supportive, David Kinahan from Autotech Solutions.
Adults and children then retired to the school hall where delicious refreshments were served by the Dromsikin Tidy Town’s committee members. Despite the rain, a great evening was had by all and we hope that everyone will enjoy this latest amenity in our village