Official opening of Jim McCormick Urban Garden today

Jim-McCormick-Garden-460x345The latest Urban Garden in Letterkenny will be officially opened and named today in honour of Jim Mc Cormick, who is credited with spearheading the town's recent success in the Tidy Towns Competition.

Donegal County Council says naming the garden in his honour will reflect the progress that's been made, and encourage others to maintain that commitment.

This new facility, which is located on the Paddy Harte Road adjacent to Century Cinemas, will be opened by the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride.

The area in question was identified some time back as one in need of enhancement and, in cooperation with a local landowner the plot of land has been transformed.

Speaking ahead of the launch, the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael Mc Bride said as the work progressed it was felt the development would also be a fitting tribute to honour the former chairman of the local Tidy Towns committee, the late Jim McCormick.

Mr Mc Cormick had pioneered town enhancement projects for years and proved to be one of the driving forces behind Letterkenny's progress in the annual Tidy Towns competition.

He said today's official launch would recognise that drive, and focus attention on the close working relationships which have been forged between the Tidy Towns Committee and Donegal County Council.