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Second Good Cause Garden Makeover Update With Eugene Higgins

Thursday, 10 May 2007


Eugene joins us with his second update on our Good Cause Garden Makeover.

On 23rd April, Carrigoran House, were announced as the winners of our Good Cause Garden Makeover.

About Our Good Cause Garden
Carrigoran House in Newmarket on Fergus, Ennis, Co. Clare is owned and managed by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word which is based in Houston Texas. They are a facility for the elderly that operate on a voluntary 'not for profit' basis. The services currently provided are: - Independent Living; Convalescence, Short Stay/ Respite; Long Term Care; Dementia/ Alzheimer's Care.

All of the rooms in Carrigoran House look out onto the internal garden. However, a view is the most that the patients can enjoy, as the garden was not built with the elderly in mind. It is deemed unfit for them to go outside unless strictly supervised as there is an unsafe water feature, dangerous steps and paths. There has recently been an introduction of animals into the garden including peacocks, guinea fowl and an increasing population of rabbits.

There is no doubt that the restoration and enhancement of the garden will not only have far reaching benefits for the elderly, dementia and Alzheimer sufferers but also for the families and friends who visit Carrigoran.

For More Information
Martins Construction
Co Tipperary
061 378841
Fax  061 378841

Digger featured from:
Carey Tools  - tool hire Ennis
Tel: Cork: 021 431 2222/ Clare:  065 682 1156

Compactor and Rotivator:
Mid West Plant Hire
Patio Slabs - 2 types
Sapphire and Pompeii granite flags with limestone detail
OutHaus Group
Unit 26, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry, Dublin 17

Rimini Textured Flags
Acheson Glover
Dublin Office: 01 8325699.
Contact: Caroline & Karen.
Web Site:
Email: dublinsales'

Water Features - slate water feature, pump, 3 pyramid granite water feature are available from:
OutHaus Group
Unit 26,
Airways Industrial Estate,
Santry, Dublin 17

Hardcore and Sand supplied by:
Ryan Bros (Ennis) Ltd.
Toonagh Quarries
Contact: 065 683 7644

Cement supplied by:
Market Hardware (Ennis) Ltd
Quin Road Business Park,
Co Clare
Tel: 065-6828232