Autism friendly Anglesboro National School gets a new sensory garden

Anglesboro National School has, over the past two years, participated in the Autism Friendly Schools initiative – a pilot programme run by AsIAm.
School principal, Sean Kearney, takes up the story: “We recently developed a new sensory garden, thanks to a massive amount of volunteerism and donations which made it all possible. We must commend Anglesboro Tidy Towns who very generously donated €500 to the project, as well as everyone else who donated various other pieces for the garden. Many people volunteered, giving up much of their Easter holidays and weekends in the process.”
Well worthwhile
“There were too many involved to name individually, but thank you to all of our staff and other volunteers who helped out with this project. We must especially acknowledge the outstanding work of Joan and Maurice O’Connor who spent most of their Easter holidays in school, installing the trampoline, raised flower beds and carrying out other improvements on the garden. It was wonderful to enjoy the excitement on the faces of pupils when they saw our new sensory garden, making it really worthwhile for all the volunteers,” the principal added.
This Anglesboro NS project was also partly funded from a 50/50 draw. You can support this by purchasing a ticket at Lane’s Shop, Anglesboro, Praline in Mitchelstown or online at