Volunteers from Cashel Palace Hotel recently joined forces with Fethard Town Park to plant 3 mixed fruit orchards under the Host in Ireland ‘Orchards in the Community’ initiative to help increase pollination and protect the declining bee population in Ireland.
“The team at Cashel Palace is delighted to support Fethard Town Park in planting an array of mixed fruit orchards; adding to the beautiful parkland already in place and working towards saving Ireland’s bee population. We are proud to be involved in this initiative and look forward to supporting Fethard Town Park further into the future,” said Gerard Moylan, Cashel Palace’s Safety & Sustainability Manager.
Maurice Moloney Director, Fethard Town Park said ‘At Fethard Town Park, we are taking action by planting orchards, wildflower habitats and pollinator-friendly plants, while also installing bug hotels throughout the park. This is an initiative that we are passionate about and we look forward to enhancing biodiversity throughout the seasons,” he added.
“Orchards have played an important role in communities for many centuries, providing a focal point, a gathering space, and a place where people and nature successfully work together to create abundant harvests,” said Garry Connolly, founder, Host in Ireland. “That spirit of community is alive and well with ‘Orchards in the Community’ as organisations come together with biodiversity groups, schools, colleges, Tidy Towns and others across Ireland to tackle challenges like biodiversity loss to save Ireland’s pollinators.”
Host in Ireland is an award-winning strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland as well as Irish companies that are designing, building, and operating data centres globally.
Image: L-R Cashel Palace Volunteers planting orchards in Fethard Town Park: Marcin Zieja, Jean Baptiste Freychet, Gerard Moylan & Anthony Egan