Clarecastle Playground Committee secures new funding for equipment

CCDL’s Playground Committee were delighted to hear this week that they had secured funding through the Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for equipment for the playground.  The Committee intends to purchase a disabled swing in the playground with the funds as well as signage and top up the sand and mulch.  The funding must be matched by CCDL ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Clarecastle Community Playground

It’s hard to believe that our playground is 1 year old. Like any precious child in their first year Clarecastle has watched each development milestone with pride. We have watched the seasons come and go bringing different colours and textures as the months passed by. The trees have grown taller and the grass has grown longer as the playground settled into ... Read More »

And the winner of the balloon race is…….

        …..Sinead Halpin!!  Sinead’s balloon arrived back in Clarecastle Post Office in the nick of time to meet our 17th June deadline having been on some adventure across Ireland, the Irish Sea, Wales, half of England flying high over the mountains of the Peak District to come down near Saxilby, a quaint village in Lincolnshire in the ... Read More »

Last update on balloon race before winner announced this Thursday

At the official opening of the playground, over 1000 balloons headed into the air for a balloon race. Since our last update, three more balloons have sent news of their adventures all from across the water!  One sent us news of farm life having landed in Coed Isaf Farm near Bangor in Wales. Another joined a friend from last week ... Read More »

More news from our balloons

Two more balloons have sent us news of their adventures both from across the water!  One decided to have a seaside visit by landing in the sand dunes of Aberffraw in Anglesey on 18th May.  The second, on the other hand decided to go a bit further inland for a more cultural visit to the ancient market town of Macclesfield near ... Read More »

Playground Fairies Needed

Every night just before dark the fairies descend on the Playground. They spend about 15 mins busily collecting litter, raking the sand and blowing the sand and bark back into the correct area with their magic tools. They sprinkle magic dust over all the swings and slides to protect them from the sun and rain.  The fairies never complain as ... Read More »