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Rush Scouts Tree Planting Venture

Rush ScoutPictured are Rush 38th Scout group Oisin Gossin, Eilleen Foley, Alice Coady and Niall Gosson at Balleally landfill site

The Rush 38th Scout Group recently visited Balleally old landfill site in Lusk. The aim of the day was to be a part of the tree planting day for National Tree Week.

Niall Gosson from the Rush 38th Scout Group told the County Leader, “We went over to Balleally landfill site and spent just over two hours planting trees along one of the pathways on the former landfill site, which will become Rogerstown Park in the coming years. It was a great day out and being a part of this event was a great experience for all. There are a lot of plans for Balleally in the future as it is soon to become a public park.”
He continued, “We hope there will be more events like the tree planting down the line to get the community involved in the building of the legacy of the future park, and we are hoping it will connect up to the future Coastal Heritage Walk and Kenure Heritage Walk. Angela Byrne from Rush Community Association and I are working on that proposal at present.

The scouts will be having the second St.Patrick’s Day fair at the Kenure gates on the main road opposite Tesco, with food, games and fun for all and I will be carrying the Tricolour this year along with my fellow scouts, Liam Grant carrying the Scouting Ireland flag and Catherine Foley carrying the Rush 38th group flag,” he concluded.