Field of Dreams Partners are making our dream a reality. The construction stage may be nearly complete but we need ongoing support - let's grow together
Field of Dreams will provide meaningful work and life skills development opportunities for adults with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Cork's Field of Dreams is located on the Munster Agriculture Society grounds at Curraheen, north of the N40. A 3 acre agricultural plot of land is being transformed into something we think is magical - an educational and work based horticultural site. The magic has begun - the construction phase is nearly complete with thanks to C-Field Construction for their excellent project management. Field of Dreams Cork is innovative, exciting and about to happen. We will start with a pilot project in September 2017.
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We are at a really exciting point in the project's development: Construction is complete and a pilot training course commences in September 2017.
Soft fruit specialists, Keelings, construct 2 large polytunnels
Anyone passing the Field of Dreams site in Curraheen recently may have noticed 2 fine sized, new polytunnels. These are the real deal, replicas of those used by the Irish ‘kings of soft fruit’, Keelings. Marek and the team from Keelings did a great job, were interested in the future use of the tunnels and worked almost non-stop until the tunnels were solidly in place.
Thank you Marek, your team and Keelings. May you be able to enjoy some strawberries and cream in future on us. Seen here with the Keelings’ team is Sharon Mulcahy (purple hat – of course) who has been doing a great job supporting the start up phase of the Field.
C-Field Construction leave no stone unturned for Field of Dreams.
We may have been quiet online recently but only because we have been really busy on site. The excitement is mounting every day as the plan takes shape before our eyes under the expert and careful eye of C-Field Construction Site Foreman, Gerry Ryan. Gerry, seen with our own Ray O’Callaghan, and his team have been fantastic – a pure pleasure to work with and seem to be enjoying helping the dream unfold as much as we are. As you can see from the image, the construction work is very nearly complete and it seems an excellent time to thank C-Field Construction for their huge support of this project. Míle buíochas leis an bhfoireann ar fad.
At Field of Dreams Cork we have leased a site at Curraheen, Cork, just off the N40. We feel that this is an excellent site, meeting our criteria including access, security, scale and profile. While the initial site is 3Read more
Our Purpose – We All Have a Dream Our purpose is to develop a horticultural centre for adults with Down syndrome aged 21 and over that is supported by a diverse network of professionals, volunteers, industry and state bodies. WeRead more