We’re starting to make some nice progress as we begin to connecting with, and involving others in the project.
Realt Na Mara National School, Rosses Point
We’ve since contacted Rosses Point National School and were thrilled to learn that not only would they love to be involved but also that past and present pupils, through various projects, have accumulated a substantial range of heritage, maritime, natural and other relevant knowledge. So we’re even more excited now than when first thought of the school as our first avenue of community involvement!
We’re meeting with Principal Dearbhlá Gill next week to work out when, and how, to best to move forward with her puplis on this… and once that ball is rolling we’ll start involving the teenage and adult populations.
The Wild Atlantic Way
We had heard the wonderful “Wild Atlantic Way” project intended erecting signage at key points along the route – and we were eager to learn what their plans might be for Rosses Point. To make sure we didn’t inadvertently waste community energy designing Panels that would duplicate content, visually clash with, or be located too close to signage intended by The Wild Atlantic Way.
So we recently met with Noelle Cawley of Fáilte Ireland (who represents The Wild Atlantic Way locally) and showed her our suggested panel locations and possible content topics. Delighted to learn of both our project and our approach, Noelle informed us that the intended signage for Rosses Point was minimal and would only be erected at one spot. Thus leaving plenty of room for our project even if we found some of our intended content was already being covered by The Wild Atlantic Way (and might therefore have to be forgone).
To clarify this further we now need to make contact with her colleagues at national level in The Wild Atlantic Way. We’ll keep you posted!