Community Gardens launched

8 March 2013

The Lifford and Killea Community Gardens, which are supported by the Border Villages Social Integration Project, were launched by the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Frank Mc Brearty on Saturday 16th February 2013 at 12 noon in the RehabCare Centre, Finn Valley Enterprise Park, Lifford.

Border Villages Gardens - Garden














Attendees at the launch of the Lifford and Killea Community Gardens


Analysis was carried out on each settlement along the Border taking into account the latest statistics from census 2011 and the reports from the Town Plans adopted since 2004. This analysis highlighted the need for greater social integration in border towns & villages in Donegal. Community Gardens were developed in Lifford and Killea as a valuable tool for bringing people together of different communities, abilities, ages, and cultures and will facilitate a more cohesive society between the new residents and the local communities of Lifford and Killea and their surrounding areas.

Border Villages Gardens - Table  












Speakers at the launch, L-R; Brian Mc Aleer (Project Officer, Border Villages Social Integration Project), Mayor of Donegal Cllr Frank Mc Brearty, Cllr Gerry Crawford (Lifford Development), Joe Murphy (Killea Community Garden Committee), Stephen Harte (Lifford Community Garden Committee)


Speaking at the launch the Mayor commented: 

“As well as providing a neutral shared space for participants, where friendships and social cohesion develops promoting a community atmosphere, community gardens also have numerous benefits to those who participate, such as improved life quality, personal satisfaction and enjoyment, and an improved sense of well being including real health and fitness benefits”. 

Border Villages Gardens - Mayor  


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