DEBRA Ireland Opens Emma’s Butterfly Garden in Killashee House

(A Dream Come True for Emma Fogarty, Patient Ambassador for DEBRA Ireland.)

Johnny Sexton, Ambassador for DEBRA Ireland opened a new butterfly garden in Killashee House, Naas, Co. Kildare. The creation of a butterfly garden was the brainchild of Emma Fogarty who is also affected by EB. It was her dream to have a butterfly garden in a location where those affected by EB can go to enjoy peace and tranquillity in this turbulent world. DEBRA Ireland and Killashee House has taken Emma’s dream and turned it into a reality. Doctors often call those with the condition, butterfly children because their skin is as sensitive as a butterfly’s wings.

Commenting on the butterfly garden, Emma said, “It is so beautiful, so peaceful. I’m so glad that my dream has become a reality and I hope that this tranquil location will give hope and inspiration to many for years to come. This beautiful garden will be a place where all people, not just those affected by EB, can come to reflect and get away from the stresses they face in their everyday life. I am so glad to hear that so many people have spent time in this wonderful oasis already. I’m sincerely grateful to DEBRA Ireland and of course Killashee House for making it all possible, especially in such a short space of time.”

Jimmy Fearon, CEO of DEBRA Ireland said, “This is Emma’s garden but it is for all the heroes who daily fight their battle with EB. Its restful and peaceful nature will hopefully be regenerative and inspirational for all those visiting. The creation of a butterfly garden capturing as it does the logo of DEBRA Ireland will undoubtedly assist in communicating to a wider audience the role of our association. Many thanks must go to Emma Fogarty and Killashee house for making this a reality. ”

Orla Mc Cabe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Killashee House Hotel, said, “We were thrilled to have the honour of facilitating this project here. Emma is an inspiration to us all, she is so positive and courageous despite the daily challenges she faces with her condition. Consequently, everyone in Killashee House wanted this project to succeed and left no stone unturned in ensuring early completion.”