Tidy Towns 2.
Emyvale Tidy Towns linked to Redcastle Sunflower Festival. Next month will see the 1st anniversary of a terrible family tragedy which happened when the car belonging to the Mullan family skidded off the road at Quigleys Point in Donegal. John Mullan, his son Tomás aged 14 and his daughter, Amelia aged six perished as the car went underwater. Wife and mother, Geraldine, escaped when she managed to climb out on to the roof of the car from which she was rescued. As a consequence, the organisers of the Redcastle Sunflower Festival decided to dedicate the festival this year to the memory of the Mullan family. Local people were asked to grow Sunflowers in their gardens and along the banks of the Foyle river, which claimed the lives of the three Mullans. This is very appropriate as John Mullan owned a Garden Centre jn Moville and the children had become very involved in growing plants and indeed grew their own Sunflowers last year. This year Geraldine planted out some of the childrens sunflowers from last year. By coincidence Geraldine Watterson discovered the festival and its purpose this year and, as they were promoting the growing of the Sunflower far and wide, she suggested that Emyvale Tidy Towns could get involved and so a Sunflower Patch was developed in front of the Orange Hall at the entrance to the village and a sign was placed there saying - ‘Sunflowers for Redcastle’. Geraldine also got in touch with Geraldine Mullan and asked her to call if she was ever this way and Geraldine fixed a date and said that she would call, which she did on Friday July 23rd. .She was very touched by the display, which is only coming into bloom, and thanked Geraldine and the Tidy Towns committee for thinking of her and her family at this time and for the lovely reception afforded to her when she came here. There was chatting, a few photos and some refreshments at the Coffee Dock at Silverhill Farm shop. So you should call to see the Sunflower display at the top of the town and while there say a wee prayer for the Mullan family. This has been a lovely gesture by Geraldine and the Tidy Towns committee, which shows us that distance does not separate people who care about others. We hope that it was consoling for Geraldine Mullan and that she will get the strength to work through her sorrow and will be a welcome guest anytime she wants to call this way.
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Tidy Towns 2.
Emyvale Tidy Towns linked to Redcastle Sunflower Festival. Next month will see the 1st anniversary of a terrible family tragedy which happened when the car belonging to the Mullan family skidded off the road at Quigleys Point in Donegal. John Mullan, his son Tomás aged 14 and his daughter, Amelia aged six perished as the car went underwater. Wife and mother, Geraldine, escaped when she managed to climb out on to the roof of the car from which she was rescued. As a consequence, the organisers of the Redcastle Sunflower Festival decided to dedicate the festival this year to the memory of the Mullan family. Local people were asked to grow Sunflowers in their gardens and along the banks of the Foyle river, which claimed the lives of the three Mullans. This is very appropriate as John Mullan owned a Garden Centre jn Moville and the children had become very involved in growing plants and indeed grew their own Sunflowers last year. This year Geraldine planted out some of the childrens sunflowers from last year. By coincidence Geraldine Watterson discovered the festival and its purpose this year and, as they were promoting the growing of the Sunflower far and wide, she suggested that Emyvale Tidy Towns could get involved and so a Sunflower Patch was developed in front of the Orange Hall at the entrance to the village and a sign was placed there saying - ‘Sunflowers for Redcastle’. Geraldine also got in touch with Geraldine Mullan and asked her to call if she was ever this way and Geraldine fixed a date and said that she would call, which she did on Friday July 23rd. .She was very touched by the display, which is only coming into bloom, and thanked Geraldine and the Tidy Towns committee for thinking of her and her family at this time and for the lovely reception afforded to her when she came here. There was chatting, a few photos and some refreshments at the Coffee Dock at Silverhill Farm shop. So you should call to see the Sunflower display at the top of the town and while there say a wee prayer for the Mullan family. This has been a lovely gesture by Geraldine and the Tidy Towns committee, which shows us that distance does not separate people who care about others. We hope that it was consoling for Geraldine Mullan and that she will get the strength to work through her sorrow and will be a welcome guest anytime she wants to call this way.