Fairtrade campaign back in style
Mayor Peter Kavanagh, Paula Galvin, Aleksandr Malaj and Isobel Whyte, winners of children's section and Catherine Leyden, judge

Fairtrade campaign back in style

AFTER a two year hiatus, Clondalkin Fairtrade was back in style on Monday night at Áras Chrónáin in Clondalkin for the 2022 version.

Fairtrade is a partnership between some of the most disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world and the people who buy their products.

Clonburris National School teacher Paula Galvin spearheaded the campaign to have Fairtrade Town status conferred on Clondalkin in 2014.

Ms Galvin said: “The bakers were out in force battling to win the coveted ‘Baker of the Year: the Paula Galvin cup.’ Entries from primary schools, secondary schools and adults were ably judged by Catherine Leyden, the Odlums Baker.

“Mayor Peter Kavanagh opened the proceedings and vowed to make South Dublin County Council the first Fairtrade county in Ireland.”

Grangeview teenage musician Taylor Dowling, sang two of her own composition numbers, and Paula Galvin’s fourth class sang their climate action song with the message ‘The time is now’.

Councillor Francis Timmons and parents and pupils of Clonburris and teachers and pupils from Coláiste Chilliain were also in attendance on the night to lend support and some delicious tastings were had by all.

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