Innovative online booking system for new pavilion at Dodder Valley Park

SDCC Book a Pavilion

Recently, Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr. Peter Kavanagh officially launched the new Pavilion Booking System. Getting exercise outdoors has never been more accessible to the South Dublin County community, thanks to ground-breaking technology and new state of the art pavilion changing and storage facilities for clubs playing at the newly refurbished Old Bawn pitches.

South Dublin County Council are excited to announce that Old Bawn Pavilion and Pitches will be available to book online through the South Dublin County Council’s website, with booking software provided by Dublin-based sports facility management software, Sportskey. This new technology will make the booking process seamless, easy to use, and accessible to all who wish to play at Dodder Valley Park, Old Bawn. 

Clubs will be able to book the pavilion at a fee of fifteen euro per hour, which will give them use of a pitch for free.  Access to a referee’s room and storage facilities will also be provided.  Entry to the pavilion will be enabled through the online booking system, giving each club a unique secure code to enter upon arrival. Access to the pavilion will operate on a first come, first serve basis, subject to registry and approval by South Dublin County Council. With the new facilities improved ease of access through the online booking system and convenient point of entry system, South Dublin County Council looks forward to making exercise available to everyone in the county. 

Pictured: Mayor of South Dublin Cllr Peter Kavanagh, Craig Bewley (Sports Key), Michael McAdam (SDCC Senior Executive Officer), Sarah Walsh (SDCC), Fiona Hendley and Thulo Rusche (Sports Key).

Photo Ben Ryan

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