Friends of Myross Wood Update
Dear Friends of Myross Wood,
A reminder of our next Task Day – next Saturday July 23rd at 10.00 am (till 1.00pm). It will be great to see as many of you as possible then. Again, we’ll match a mix of tasks to the ‘team’.
It would be helpful if a few of you would bring along a spade (hint: there will be digging).
A few other updates:
- We will have an interesting ask of you soon…. In the funding we received from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – we have €1,500 to spend by the end of 2022 under a ‘Community Choice Fund’ and in this case you – The Friends of Myross Wood – are the ‘community’. Sometime next week we hope to circulate to our subscibers a menu of choices, against which you will have a chance to vote for the best activity we could undertake. Stand by please – it’ll be interesting to see everybody’s favourite action.
- We have had to shift the proposed working weekend (previously 19th/20th November) to Sat/Sun 26th/27th November. I’ve added all the planned dates for 2022 below.
- We have just submitted our application to the Community Woodlands Awards Category of the RDS Irish Forest & Woodland Awards: https://www.rds.ie/rds-foundation/agriculture/rds-spring-awards/forestry-awards
- We have put a guided walk event (18th August) into this year’s National Heritage Week https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/guided-walk-through-myross-house-wood-leap-west-cork
- If you are interested in the history of Myross House and its wood, Jo Good kindly shared the video below made by the religious order who previously ran Myross. It’s about an hour long and provides some info on the history of the house and the gardens. It’s worth a watch including the images of the damage caused by Storm Ophelia.