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In September 2010 Vincent Farr and I closed the gates behind us for the last time, and sadly walked away from Fort Camden.
We had given up over a year of our lives for this beautiful old fort, and now our help was no longer needed.
A year beforehand we had battled our way through the overgrowth with our own garden tools, and began the restoration of Fort Camden, which had laid in ruins for decades. Vince had made a wonderful presentation to Cork Co. Council, and they had supported us 100%.
In June 2010, our small group of volunteers (spurred on by extraordinary Facebook support) pulled off a miracle.. We renovated 2 large derelict rooms, and created a museum and an art gallery.
And our youngest volunteer, restored Camden's Flag Pole.
After. 9 year old Nomah raises the Tricolor over Fort Camden for the first time. after he restored the flagpole.
In September 2010 Fort Camden opened it's doors and welcomed visitors for the first time, and It was a source of huge pride to watch the thousands of visitors appreciate our effort and handy work.
The SCENT OF A MOMENT for this track is the smell of fresh paint and varnish, breathing new life into this beautiful old fortress.
Midnight September 3rd. Our last night of work on Fort Camden.
To read about the work we carried out on Fort Camden visit us @ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001078621193
I would personally like to thank all our Volunteers :
Peter Madden (Electrical)
Kieran Coniry (Powerwashing)
Billy Donovan ( Painting)
Tony McCarty (traditional Methods)
Anita O' Riordan
Gary & Nuala Sullivan
Ray & Justin
Sonja & Katelyn Farr
Michael & Billy Coniry
Mark Clifford (security system)
and sponsors :
Calor Gas (Heaters)
Pat McDonnell Paints
Royal Naval Assocation
Blue House Architects