Gardaí are investigating the destruction of valuable equipment in a popular community garden in Ballyshannon.
The discovery was made on Monday 18th March, when it emerged that vandals had slashed holes in a polytunnel over the weekend.
With the growing season fast approaching, the destructive act has been met with shock and sadness from local growers.
The Ballyshannon Community Garden is a popular space for people who benefit from weekly gatherings and engage in activities that promote positive mental health, social care and the sharing of skills through generations.
Members say they are ‘disheartened’ by the latest attack and a public appeal has been launched to get to the root of the vandalism.
A statement from gardaí said: “For years the people of Ballyshannon have done fantastic work at this beautiful oasis of peace and calm in the centre of Ballyshannon. It was with great sadness yesterday, that the very well cared for Community Garden was found like this after the weekend.”
Gardaí are asking anybody who may have seen anything over the weekend in the area of the Community Garden to contact the Garda Station at Ballyshannon on 0719858530.Tags: