Minister Anne Rabbitte was delighted to attend the opening of a Sensory Garden in Glouthaune, Co Cork on Tuesday 13 June.
The project is a collaborative effort between Cork County Council and Glounthaune Community Association.
It is supported by the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund, a €3 million fund launched earlier this year by the Minister to support the participation of people with disabilities in local activities, to provide valuable employment experience for persons with disabilities, and to help remove barriers to community involvement.
Sensory gardens are specially designed outdoor spaces that stimulate the senses through various plants, textures, scents, and features, providing a therapeutic and immersive experience for people of all ages and abilities.
Councillor Anthony Barry, Chairperson of the Cobh Municipal District, and a representative from Glounthaune Community Association were also present at the opening.
After opening speeches by the Minister as well as representatives from the Cork City Council, the Minister was led through the blooming new garden. The Minister invites everyone to experience the wonders of the new Sensory Garden, which is open to the public now and can is located in Craig’s Field, Glouthane, Co. Cork.