movement in Carlow has been one that first found its roots back in 2004 with Carlow becoming a recognised Fair Trade Town in 2007.
Actively creating awareness around the benefits of supporting Fairtrade and how the people of Carlow can play their part, many may be familiar with the Fairtrade logo that appears on various products on shop shelves. Adam had a chance to meet with In short, Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade.
Whether it’s choosing to buy an extra Fairtrade product a week, or being more proactive and helping Fairtrade in Carlow as a volunteer, everyone can play a part in making Carlow and the world a better place to live.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering in Carlow, with Fairtrade , or indeed in any of the other sectors, we would greatly encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call on 059 9173033 and we can arrange a meeting to help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Bernadette explains that Fairtrade in Carlow wouldn’t exist without volunteers.
Fairtrade also features in the CSPE curriculum and on a national level, Fairtrade run an annual colouring competition for school students.
This opens up some great discussions on developing countries and how we can do our bit to help communities.
3 Tullow Road, Nurney, despite it's "Olde Worlde" appearance, was built in c.2010 by the current owners and is keeping with the picturesque village of Nuney, with it's granite walls and immediate neighbour, Nurney Church.
There are panoramic views of the surrounding hills and countryside, whilst being only a few minutes drive from Carlow town and Bagenalstown.