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Planting Orchards Across Ireland
At Jones Engineering, we are committed to conducting business in a responsible manner, playing an active role within our communities, and creating value in the areas we work. We strive to make a difference by fostering the next generation of talent, sponsoring organisations and supporting charities through company and employee efforts. As part of Host in Ireland’s DCs for Bees initiative, we have pledged 20 orchards (100 fruit trees) to local communities. Orchards play a key role in providing an early food source for our struggling bees as they emerge from winter. These orchards will help protect bees and increase pollination all over Ireland, provide fresh produce and encourage a sense of community and wellbeing in the local areas.
Carlow Planting Day
During our planting day in Carlow we visited three schools, a special needs facility and community gardens near our Manufacturing facility. With the help of 70 enthusiastic children from junior infants to sixth class, we planted 10 trees at Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc in Carlow town, 5 trees at St Brigid’s and 10 trees at Queen of the Universe National School in Bagenalstown. We also visited BEAM Services, a training and services centre for adults with special needs in the Carlow area, leaving another fruitful orchard behind.
It was so rewarding to see the joy the planting day brought to both the school children and BEAM Services’ members who were delighted to say they had helped plant over 50 trees and choose creative names for them! We also donated an orchard to the new Bagenalstown Community Garden being created by Bagenalstown Improvement Group. This new community garden will improve wellbeing by servicing thousands of people in the local area.
“We really appreciate what Jones Engineering have done in giving orchards to our facility and providing a fun planting day for our members. It is thanks to generous local companies that we can run facilities like these.” John Murphy, BEAM Services.
Since the opening of Jones Engineering Manufacturing Facility in Carlow in 2019 we have created hundreds of jobs and introduced modular construction to the small town of Bagenalstown. We are delighted to give something back to the local community to help increase well-being and provide support in the area where we work.
Roscommon Planting Day
We have worked on several large pharmaceutical projects in both the west of Ireland and the midlands and have recently been named Mechanical and Electrical contractor on the new Limerick Hospital. We allocated several orchards to the local community in Roscommon and over 30 students from both fifth and sixth class participated in our planting day at Lisaniskey National School, leaving behind positive feedback and an expert group of energetic young tree planters!