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Emy Lake
Seating: Since its formation the members of the Donagh Development Association have worked tirelessly and determinedly to achieve the aim for which it was set up and that was to develop a walkway around Emy Lake. That was completed and the public, from near and far, are enjoying the fruits of the labours of the association. However developing the walkway was one thing but its constant maintenance is vital and again the committee have stepped up to the plate and have ensured that it remains an attractive place to walk and they thank the local CE scheme and Monaghan County Council for sharing the work with them which has resulted in the walkway being manitained to a high standard without taking away from the beauty, peacefulness and natural surroundings of the Lake. A minority do not seem to wish to abide by the rules and requests of the committee like dogs on leads, cleaning poop, throwing litter but thankfully they are in the minority. However maintenance costs money and to be in a posiiton to carry out required work, and indeed to plan further enhancing developments, the committee organise a fund raiser each year and they hope to begin some of the developments in the near future. Their efforts are from time to time receiving encouraging donations and again they express their thanks on behlaf of users of the walkway for this assistance. Seating around the Lake adds to its attractiveness and there is little as comforting and peaceful as walkig round the lake and having a rest at one of the many Seats stragically placed for maximum effect. Last week a further seat was added and again in a beautiful position. It wad donated by Frank and Ann Marie from the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Indeed Frank and Ann Marie have been of great support all through the project and Frank was a Judge for the Wheelbarror Run when it was organised. They attended with members of the DDA at the unveiling of the new seat during the week and John Sherry, Chairman, expressed the thanks of all to Frank and Ann Marie for their generosity. Nature also took part in the ceremony by sprinkling the seat from high up in the branches of the adjoining tree and all agreed that this was certainly a sign of good luck. The people in the picture below are from left: Pat McKenna, Seamus McAree, Brigid McKenna, Frank McKenna, AnnMarie McKenna, John Sherry, Aiden McKenna (Walkway manager), Sheila Murphy and Jim Murphy.
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Lawnmowers At Emy Lake. Donagh Development Association (DDA) was formed with one specific purpose as its aim and that was to provide a Walkway around Emy Lake. The completed the task and since its opening have been responsible for the maintenance of the facility and have also planned further development. Maintenance alone can be expensive and were it not for Monaghan County Council, the Community Employment scheme and the goodwill of people in general it would be difficult to fund the ongoing maintenance not to mention developments. Each year the DDA has organised a novel and fun event to raise the necessary funding. While they appreciate the donations in the Box at the entrance to the Walkway and thank those who support the project by their donations in that way, there is still a substantial short-fall, which necessitates the fund-raising events. 2019 will see a sponsored ‘Lawnmower Run/Walk’ and already mowers are being polished and cleaned up in preparation. The run takes place on Sunday, August 18th at 7.00pm with sign-on from 6.00pm. The HQ will be based at McMahon’s Funeral Home on the Mullan Road, and participants will leave from there and head to the Lake via the Emy turn, then a complete circuit of the Lake and back to the base for refreshments. Chairman of DDA, John Sherry, says: ‘This is a leisurely run/walk and with fine weather forecast it will be a fun and enjoyable evening. It will also be an important evening, as the Committee hope to raise sufficient funds to move forward with development plans as well as maintenance. This year we have the assistance of the Emyvale Gun Club members and part of the funds raised will be donated to the Gavin Glynn Foundation. We are looking forward to a successful event and hoping that those individuals and organisations, who use the facility, will support the project’. On Tuesday evening last the committee and friends gathered at the Lake to Officially Launch the event and announce the details. They are looking for Entries with Lawnmowers and walkers, who will take part and make it a fun evening and it would be just appreciation if the public supports the work of the DDA by their participation. At the launch the Chairman had difficulty starting his mower but promised that on the day it would start with the first pull.
Keep free Sunday, August 18th @ 7.00 pm for Lawnmower Run/Walk for Emy Lake Walkway in association with Emyvale Gun Club, A donation will be given to the Gavin Glynn Foundation. Any person with a Lawnmower looking for a Sponsorship Card or Poster, contact John 0863705617, all walkers without Lawnmowers Welcome, €10 Registration for Walkers/runners, more details later on this great event
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Seating: Since its formation the members of the Donagh Development Association have worked tirelessly and determinedly to achieve the aim for which it was set up and that was to develop a walkway around Emy Lake. That was completed and the public, from near and far, are enjoying the fruits of the labours of the association. However developing the walkway was one thing but its constant maintenance is vital and again the committee have stepped up to the plate and have ensured that it remains an attractive place to walk and they thank the local CE scheme and Monaghan County Council for sharing the work with them which has resulted in the walkway being manitained to a high standard without taking away from the beauty, peacefulness and natural surroundings of the Lake. A minority do not seem to wish to abide by the rules and requests of the committee like dogs on leads, cleaning poop, throwing litter but thankfully they are in the minority. However maintenance costs money and to be in a posiiton to carry out required work, and indeed to plan further enhancing developments, the committee organise a fund raiser each year and they hope to begin some of the developments in the near future. Their efforts are from time to time receiving encouraging donations and again they express their thanks on behlaf of users of the walkway for this assistance. Seating around the Lake adds to its attractiveness and there is little as comforting and peaceful as walkig round the lake and having a rest at one of the many Seats stragically placed for maximum effect. Last week a further seat was added and again in a beautiful position. It wad donated by Frank and Ann Marie from the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Indeed Frank and Ann Marie have been of great support all through the project and Frank was a Judge for the Wheelbarror Run when it was organised. They attended with members of the DDA at the unveiling of the new seat during the week and John Sherry, Chairman, expressed the thanks of all to Frank and Ann Marie for their generosity. Nature also took part in the ceremony by sprinkling the seat from high up in the branches of the adjoining tree and all agreed that this was certainly a sign of good luck. The people in the picture below are from left: Pat McKenna, Seamus McAree, Brigid McKenna, Frank McKenna, AnnMarie McKenna, John Sherry, Aiden McKenna (Walkway manager), Sheila Murphy and Jim Murphy.
Emy Lake
Lawnmowers At Emy Lake. Donagh Development Association (DDA) was formed with one specific purpose as its aim and that was to provide a Walkway around Emy Lake. The completed the task and since its opening have been responsible for the maintenance of the facility and have also planned further development. Maintenance alone can be expensive and were it not for Monaghan County Council, the Community Employment scheme and the goodwill of people in general it would be difficult to fund the ongoing maintenance not to mention developments. Each year the DDA has organised a novel and fun event to raise the necessary funding. While they appreciate the donations in the Box at the entrance to the Walkway and thank those who support the project by their donations in that way, there is still a substantial short-fall, which necessitates the fund-raising events. 2019 will see a sponsored ‘Lawnmower Run/Walk’ and already mowers are being polished and cleaned up in preparation. The run takes place on Sunday, August 18th at 7.00pm with sign-on from 6.00pm. The HQ will be based at McMahon’s Funeral Home on the Mullan Road, and participants will leave from there and head to the Lake via the Emy turn, then a complete circuit of the Lake and back to the base for refreshments. Chairman of DDA, John Sherry, says: ‘This is a leisurely run/walk and with fine weather forecast it will be a fun and enjoyable evening. It will also be an important evening, as the Committee hope to raise sufficient funds to move forward with development plans as well as maintenance. This year we have the assistance of the Emyvale Gun Club members and part of the funds raised will be donated to the Gavin Glynn Foundation. We are looking forward to a successful event and hoping that those individuals and organisations, who use the facility, will support the project’. On Tuesday evening last the committee and friends gathered at the Lake to Officially Launch the event and announce the details. They are looking for Entries with Lawnmowers and walkers, who will take part and make it a fun evening and it would be just appreciation if the public supports the work of the DDA by their participation. At the launch the Chairman had difficulty starting his mower but promised that on the day it would start with the first pull.
Keep free Sunday, August 18th @ 7.00 pm for Lawnmower Run/Walk for Emy Lake Walkway in association with Emyvale Gun Club, A donation will be given to the Gavin Glynn Foundation. Any person with a Lawnmower looking for a Sponsorship Card or Poster, contact John 0863705617, all walkers without Lawnmowers Welcome, €10 Registration for Walkers/runners, more details later on this great event