Offaly students host 'organic apple pie sale' as part of Green school initiative

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


On Tuesday and Wednesday or this week, October 20 and 21, just before the country went into a Level 5 lockdown, students at Edenderry Youthreach hosted an Organic Apple Pie Sale as part of the An Taisce Green schools project.

Locals were highly impressed with the outstanding quality of the mouth-watering produce, with over 60 organic apple pies sold over the course of two days.

The apple cake sale was part of a student Action Day inspired by the National Green Schools initiative. Students also repurposed a disused stage, converting it into fitness equipment for the centre. This emphasises the importance of reusing and upcycling in the centre, facilitators said. 

To wrap up the day students enjoyed a hearty helping of pie followed by a viewing of David Attenborough's A Life on Our Planet. 

Students Valeriu Plop and Padraig O'Reilly presented Tidy Towns representative Noel Cribbin with the takings from the sale. The Action Day was a huge success with all proceeds going to Edenderry Tidy Towns.