By Maria Corcoran
My husband Niall and I have been volunteering for the past 3 years in our estate The Links, Donabate creating flowerbeds. We have planted flowers at the entrance and further down the road too plus we started to use the graveyard for water for the shrubs and flower bulbs we planted. So then we kept adding to the area we worked on and as they say the rest is history! Fingal County Council are aware of our creations over the years and have supported us in any way they can help so that is fab.However Niall and myself love living in this area and feel this work in any spare time we get is a way of giving back to our estate. We love our community and the amazing compliments we get off the people is just powerful! I do post from time to time on Donabate village facebook page so if you look for me maria fitzgerald corcoran you can see our dedicated team work put into everything. We plant our own flowers or buy online or even from the garden centres near and far! Everything like tools are our own we even bought a new petrol lawnmower at Woodies in June. I would love just to show our Seniors out there that don’t have Internet access or are even housebound what our flowerbeds in the cemetery and The Links look like!
Editors note: Maria just wrote into us and attached the pics (jpegs) and we are more than happy to publcise the tremendous work her and Niall and friends are undertaking at The Links. If you or someone you know is giving up their time to improve your area or volunteer in the community and you feel they should be recognised for it, please drop us a line with details and we will be happy to give them the recognition they deserve also.