Tenants from Moyne House have won first prize in the community category of the inaugural Christmas Tree festival at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Sourcing the right materials involved trips to Carlow and “lots of mugs of tea” said Margaret Cowell, one of the green fingered tenants living at Moyne House. “I am delighted that we played a part in decorating the Cathedral in time for its national role as herald of Christmas, when the carol service is broadcast from the Cathedral on RTE Radio 1 on Christmas Eve.”
The hours spent planning, purchasing and decorating the wreath have surely paid off, as William Morton, the Dean of St Patrick’s commented: “This was the first time that St Patrick’s has run a Christmas Tree festival and I am delighted with the results. Not only is the Cathedral even more beautiful, but we have managed to raise very valuable funds to help start the Cathedral roof refurbishment programme, which will cost many, many millions.”
“We had great fun putting together our wreath” said Marie Fay from Moyne House. “We are all very happy that our work will be enjoyed by thousands as they pass through this beautiful cathedral over the coming weeks.”