DIY: SOS calls for widespread community involvement

Pictured in one of the Kingston College houses that will see renovation are some of those overseeing and involved in the project in various capacities. (L-r) Catherine Wiley, Project Manager and Mitchelstown native; Charlie Daly, Cobh-based solicitor; Anne McLoughlin, Motive Television; Brandon Duarte, Macroom-based Project Manager; Denis McGrath, Mitchelstown local and volunteer; Grainne O'Connor, Fermoy local and volunteer; and Alan Dowling, Alantricity. (Picture: Marian Roche)

In less than a month Mitchelstown will be the centre of an awful lot of activity, as RTÉ’s ‘DIY: SOS’ comes to the town to film the latest episodes of the popular home makeover show.

With a short timeframe to get things organised, programme makers are eager to get as many ‘GOs’ (general operatives) signed up, as well as tradespeople, caterers, and all associated skills providers for the mammoth task of renovating six houses in just 10 days.

Already local businesses across Mitchelstown and Fermoy have volunteered their services, but it is essential to get as many ‘boots on the ground’ for the first two or three days to clear out the houses and gardens.

Anne McLoughlin of Motive Television, programme makers of the show, sat with The Avondhu on Tuesday to outline what’s needed.

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