Our Post-Card from the Past this week takes us back to 2000 and to Currow to the opening of the Kileentierna Wild-life Park.
Rugby star, Mick Galwey was on home soil on Friday, December 15th 2000 for a special occasion in the village of Currow.
Mary Shanahan – secretary of the Currow / Currans Rural Development Group and her co-organisers invited the Currow star home to open the local ‘Wildlife Park’ just down the road from where he was born.
The park, just under a mile to the east of the village, is situated in the grounds of the presbytery and had been the subject of redevelopment plans since 1996.
Surveys at the time showed the lake to be in the final stages of eutrophication with less than a foot of water. A whole plethora of people and organisations were involved in getting the plan to the opening stage and it made for a great day of celebration in the village.