To all the friends of the Coastguard Cultural Centre
As we continue in Level 5 of the Living with Covid19 guidelines it is hard to believe that we are now half way through February already.
We were delighted with the response to our Christmas Lights at The Coastguard. It was great to see so many families coming up for a walk around the garden, having a seasonal drink and snack and watching the children posting their letters to Santa in our Lapland replica postbox. Our Christmas Market was also a great success with our Coastguard Creative Members working together from their units in our Courtyard Street in the evenings and at weekends to create a beautiful festive atmosphere on the Doneraile. The pinnacle of our lights was The Star of Hope, which we intended to be a beacon of hope to everyone in Tramore. It was specially positioned to be seen from the Promenade and all along the coastline.
When the Christmas lights were removed we decided that ‘The Star of Hope‘ should be left in place until the lockdown ended. It is therefore still shining bright every night from dusk to midnight.
We reopened our takeaway service straight after Christmas and are providing a limited menu of drinks, hot food and snacks. The takeaway operates seven days a week from 10am to 4pm and is manned alternately by our terrific team of Pam, Michael, Tanya and Katie. Unfortunately the weather has been unsettled recently however we intend to continue to fly the Coastguard Flag whenever it is possible.
We are presently looking at refitting the cafe counter layout to improve and enhance our service going forward for when we do finally reopen. This has resulted in us having to relocate our crafts upstairs in advance of any work being done. This has though enabled us to undertake a full stocktake however means we are not able to offer online sales on our Coastguard Creatives Website for the time being. Please bear with us and a further annoucement will be made within the next couple of weeks.
With best wishes from the Coastguard Cultural Team.