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Griffith College Cork Issues Statement Following Overgrowth Clearance

Griffith College Cork has issued a statement regarding the clearance of overgrowth from its land and its plans going forward
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Griffith College Cork Issues Statement Following Overgrowth Clearance

Griffith College Cork is committed to providing a welcoming environment for its students and the locality. It is sensitively restoring one of Cork’s landmark buildings dating back to the 1820’s.

Clearance of Overgrowth

Last summer the College cleaned up an area of land at the back of the former St. Patrick's Hospital and Hospice. This involved removing up to a decade of overgrowth and up to six small trees.

Jim Daly the Head of Campus consulted closely with local residents at the time; a number of residents visited the campus to view the buildings and this area as part of this process. 

The College was also responding to concerns from local residents of anti-social behaviour, waste dumping and the overgrown nature of the area. This was deemed to be a health and safety concern.

Going Forward

The College plans to grass this area and use it as a recreation space for its students, pupils and staff.