the Rockview Walkway project near Ballyroan is nearing completion, but the committee are seeking local help for the final act, converting an old farm building on the site into a community house.
Michael Deevy from the Laois Friends Special Needs Committee is asking participants in this June’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon to raise money on behalf of the project.
“The committee have a number of fundraising ideas, but support for this event would be greatly appreciated,” he said.
The walkways are already open to the public, and feature circular paths through pretty gardens and a sensory garden for people with special needs. He says everyone is invited to enjoy the walkways and the sensory garden.
“The garden provides a treat for the senses for all who visit. Bring a friend and enjoy a picnic, or experience a relaxing nature ramble or a brisk walk,” he says.
Rockview Walkways and Gardens are located three miles from Ballyroan, past Cashel Cross on the Abbeyleix to Stradbally road. It was funded by Laois Partnership and HSE Lottery money. The final part of the project,
Rambling House is planned to be a centre of dancing and activities for people with special needs and the wider community, with a kitchen, a lounge and wheelchair accessible toilet.
For sponsorship cards or more information, contact Michael Deevy at 8627062.