Clondalkin has been announced as one of 19 communities to benefit from a €13m initiative to support increased health and wellbeing services. Dublin Mid-West TD, Emer Higgins has welcomed the announcement that Clondalkin has been named as one of 19 communities to benefit from the Government’s Healthy Communities programme.
“I am delighted to be able to say that under this programme, a number of health and wellbeing projects will be funded for the Community in Clondalkin, to improve access to outdoor exercise equipment, play spaces and access to health information and screenings,” said Deputy Higgins.
“The specific projects include calisthenics outdoor fitness equipment to be installed in Balgaddy and a natural play space in St Cuthbert’s park to encourage imaginative and constructive play as well as sensory play and connectivity with nature. “Funding will also be granted for a Community Health Fair for North Clondalkin to provide informal advice and information on health and provide opportunities for free health screenings and therapies,” added Deputy Higgins.
“The goal of the Healthy Communities Programme is to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of the people living in Clondalkin and I think the new projects will be really welcome additions to the community. “We’ve long known the importance of staying healthy,” said Deputy Higgins. “But the pandemic has brought health and wellbeing even more to the forefront and it’s far easier to stay active and well when you have quality community facilities behind you. “I hope to see this programme continuing and being further expanded to other communities in Dublin Mid-West,” concluded Deputy Higgins.