Local Councillor, Charlie O’Connor, has warmly welcomed confirmation by the Council that they are responding to his call to make an application to enter Sean Walsh Park in the 2018 Green Flag award.

As a long time campaigner for a Green Flag, he raised the matter once again at the May meeting of the Tallaght Area Committee, and asked the Council “to prioritise actions for appropriate works in Sean Walsh Park to facilitate an application for a Green Flag which has the ongoing strong support of Tallaght Councillors and also a number of community interest including Litter Mugs and Tallaght Community Council.”

In confirming that the application is being made the Council pointed out that “A Green Flag application is assessed under the following 8 criteria:

A welcoming Place

  • Health, Safe and Secure
  • Well maintained and Clean
  • Environmental Management
  • Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
  • Community Involvement
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Management “

Charlie O’Connor was also told by Council Management that “The process encourages a planned approach to management and maintenance of the area, identification of park users, knowledge of all aspects of site including history, biodiversity, landscape and social and physical setting. Included in the application is the outline of future plans for the park. The short term actions include:-

  • Path construction in the extension of the park to link paths within the park and to facilitate walkers on the Dublin Mountain Way (provision made in the 2018 improvement works budget/programme).
  • Examination of the fountain in the lake in the park in order to get it working again
  • Repairs to benches
  • Launch of tree trail in Autumn
  • Replacement of signs”According to Charlie O’Connor, this is certainly good news for the Tallaght community and he is committed to continue to strongly support the Green Flag application for Sean Walsh Park.