Brendan And Lorna Call It A Day At The Town Park

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Brendan and Lorna Enright plant a tree in their name in the Town Park to mark their retirement. Photo by Dermot Crean

A HUSBAND and wife team of gardeners who have flourished for over 40 years in the Town Park have finally called it a day.

Brendan and Lorna Enright, who live in Causeway, have been tending to the Rose Garden in the town park since it was created in 1986, with Brendan working in the park since August 3, 1978.

On Friday though it all came to an end and Brendan and Lorna can look forward to retirement.

“We’re looking forward to it, but we’ll miss working in the Park, we really enjoyed it so it’ll be a big change. It’s time to move on though and let a younger person in,” said Lorna.

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“We’ll do a bit of travelling because we both like going on holidays. We like the outdoor life so there’ll be more walks. I’ll miss it though after 40 years coming through the gate,” said Brendan.

A number of the couple’s Kerry County Council colleagues were present at the Town Park on Friday to wish them well and presentations were made by Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring.

“I think that it’s appropriate that we made the presentation here in the Park where they worked for so many years. They’ve maintained the garden here to such an unbelievably high standard for so many years and the Rose Garden in full bloom is always a sight to behold. I think it’s testimony to their hard work that they will be so difficult to replace,” said Mayor Spring.

The couple’s final job was the planting of an Autumn Cherry tree in their name, so Brendan and Lorna will never really leave the Town Park.

Brendan and Lorna Enright with Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring, councillors and county council colleagues marking their retirement in the Town Park on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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