Finglas South Community Development Project Awards for Volunteers

The ceremony was held in the Ardmore Hotel and Kerry Lawless from Hazelcroft directed the proceedings.Nine people were given special merit awards. and the Daisy Roots Project  was recognised for its immediate impact in the area. The Daisy Roots members are in the photos All the local councillors spoke and Fr Seamus Aherne who has made a huge contribution to the community gave a witty vignette on Bing Crosby. This is the third year of these awards and the community spirit is evident in Finglas South now. The area was developed in a badly built manner in the 70s and had many social problems. However, St Helena’s House has been a hive of activity and the Den Youth Centre on St Helena’s Road has contributed greatly as a centre. There are remaining problems in the area but these are surmountable.We all acknowledged theb passing of Ria McDonald during the year and it can be truly said that she was unique in that community. The pictures show the prize winners including the daughter of a deceased woman who hailed from Nigeria.

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