Superb information panels along Nuns’ Walk. From left: Cllr Trevor Smith, Savina Donohoe, Curator of the County Museum; Susan Willis, chairperson of Ballyjamesduff Community Council and Clare Willis, Tidy Town Committee and Teach Solas.

Nuns’ Walk to be extended

As the sun glistened through the trees on the Nuns’ Walk, the Celt noted 15 new information panels in place along the route explaining all about the flora and fauna. There are also seats strategically located along the way.

“It has proved very popular and people are out walking here from 6am in the morning. It is safe and is a brilliant initiative and when the new additional kilometre is completed, it will link back into the town and past the courthouse,” said Savina Donohoe, curator of the County Museum.

The walk will have lighting and wildflower gardens on view en-route. Some €100,000 in funding has been sourced for the transformative project from the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Scheme.

The adjacent schools use the walk frequently.

War of Independence Exhibition

Cavan County Museum opens again to the public today (Tuesday) and the War of Independence Exhibition on the top floor is certain to be a great crowd puller.

“There is an entire room dedicated to Cavan’s history in the War of Independence and there is a lot more to it than you might think.

“All the artefacts in the exhibition are our own and they are all items that were given to us by the people of Cavan,” said Savina.

Plans are also in the pipeline to transform the green area in the front of the museum into an outdoor performance space.

Communications board

A new communications board has been erected in close proximity to the County Museum and it is designed to link in with the sensory garden, Savina revealed. Installed in association with Cavan Autism Parents Support (CAPS) it’s designed to help children with special needs who may have some difficulty communicating.

Savina said this innovation will further add to the sense of inclusion.

“We work continuously with the Ballyjamesduff community to further develop the town,” she said.

* For an extensive feature on some of the many developments that are ongoing in Ballyjamesduff, see this week's Anglo-Celt in shops from Wednesday.