Young people, under the guidance of Clare Youth Service, have gifted window boxes to residents of Rineanna View in Shannon.

More than 30 local young people have delivered colourful window boxes to residents of Rineanna View housing estate following a sustainable energies project undertaken by the Clare Youth Service in Shannon. The project involved the design,

The project involved the design, assembly, and painting of window boxes. The young people also grew and planted the flowers and installed the finished articles in Rineanna View. The project was supported by SPY Projects, Local Agenda 21 grant assistance from Clare County Council, Respond! Housing Association and the Garda Youth Diversion Project.  Shane Mulvey, a youth worker with the Clare Youth Service, hailed the project as

The project was supported by SPY Projects, Local Agenda 21 grant assistance from Clare County Council, Respond! Housing Association and the Garda Youth Diversion Project.  Shane Mulvey, a youth worker with the Clare Youth Service, hailed the project as

Shane Mulvey, a youth worker with the Clare Youth Service, hailed the project as a “brilliant collaboration between various community and groups and local authorities in the Shannon area”.

Shane thanked all the young people involved and the various groups who had partnered on the project. Participants on the project acquired new skills in hobby style carpentry as well as learning about water conservation in a practical way.

The young people worked alongside local Gardaí in generating a sense of positivity within the community.  Flowers were grown by the young people in an allotment taken on by the Clare Youth Service. Next year it is planned to expand into a sustainable living project.