New social enterprise, An Tobar, opens at Finnegan’s Nursery

January 14, 2019

A new not-for-profit social enterprise has opened in Finnegan’s Nursery in Silverbridge. The new community interest company (CIC), An Tobar, meaning ‘the well’, is named after a well on the south Armagh farmland which local people used to consider as a ‘healing well’.

An Tobar offers horticulture therapy, social farming, gardening classes and nature-based educational programmes to the community. The project is currently working with children in many of local schools and with older people in residential care.

The scheme is developing a community garden in the Nursery which will facilitate individuals and groups of all ages.

From October 1st last year, all plant sales and tearoom sales at Finnegan’s have been used to fund the social enterprise programmes. Finnegan’s encourages people to continue supporting the garden centre and Libby’s Tearoom in support of their local community. 

Finnegans are delighted to have the opportunity to work with people of all ages in the community and share their love of plants and nature in a way that might be enjoyable and beneficial.

Finnegan’s Nursery & Garden Centre and Libby’s Tearoom are now open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.