Orchard Lodge Meeting Centre – the new age-friendly amenity in Clondalkin

Orchard Centre Clondalkin

Great news regarding Orchard Lodge Meeting Centre – the new age-friendly amenity in Clondalkin. The builders have moved in on site and the fit-out begins! They have set up a not-for-profit limited company to develop and manage the Centre in conjunction with South Dublin County Council. After many groups spending many years to get this project off the ground – the group have finally received funding, a design, and the go ahead from South Dublin County Council. It is hoped that the centre will open in September this year and will consist of a spacious meeting room, kitchen area, toilets, etc. The final cost is in the region of €300,000. This covers the fit out as the building was a bare shell. 

At present the group are fundraising for equipment, kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. If you are a local business or organisation who could help with a financial donation – large or small – they would be delighted to hear from you at contact email or phone number below. The centre will predominantly cater for older people who live in or around the Clondalkin area. It is an ideal facility for groups and organisations who have need for a meeting space. The facility will be fully wheelchair accessible. The finish will be of a high standard throughout and will include state of the art Audio Visual equipment. Many of the senior citizens groups in the area have already expressed an interest, and with the advantageous central village location – it is hoped to attract more clubs, groups, organisations and individuals to avail of this facility. 

If you are interested in finding out more information or are in a position to donate, email gold.orchardlodge@gmail.com or you can call 083 844 6002. The group intend running some open days in September to showcase the amenity – let them know if you would like to receive notification.  

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Sarah Brooks

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