Vision for Clondalkin Draft

Local Clondalkin Cllr  Francis Timmons commented on the recent meetings held for ‘A Vision For Clondalkin’ and he said “After many meetings and much discussion The Clondalkin Vision Group have now produced a Clondalkin Vision Draft and if you would like a copy please send us your email address. We would welcome any feedback, ideas or suggestions that would enhance our village.  These will be fed back to the working group and may become part of the Vision for Clondalkin which will be submitted to South Dublin County Council (SDCC).”

Cllr Timmons added “Following on from the second stage of the county development plan and conversations with some local people, I decided that it was time to draw up a “Vision for Clondalkin” so I set up a vision working group. The working group is focussing mainly on the Clondalkin Village area and the surrounding historical and heritage sites in partnership with representatives from many local groups including (so far) Clondalkin Tidy Towns, Clondalkin History Society, Clondalkin Crochet Group, Clondalkin Heritage Group, The Joe Williams Archive, Clondalkin Helping Homeless, Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign, Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show, Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day Festival, The Viking Experience (re-enactors) and Áras Chrónáin/Ionad Cultúir.  This Vision for Clondalkin will be presented to SDCC. We hope this Vision for Clondalkin will feed into the upcoming Clondalkin Local Area Plan which is to be undertaken as part of our new County Development Plan.”

Cllr Timmons commented “The draft Vision Plan is looking at motions that were agreed by the full Council at Stage 2 of the County Development Plan and a vision how these now objectives can become realities and enhance our community, looking at tourism potential along with local employment opportunities while saving, preserving and enhancing our Heritage and History to benefit all who live, work and visit Clondalkin and also ensuring they last for future generations’’ The Vision aims to bring these Objectives to reality to enhance our overall community.  The draft Vision for Clondalkin is taking the area’s tourism and employment potentials as a starting point.  Particular focus is on our history and heritage buildings which could provide new tourism venues and so increase employment.  Because of this, the Vision for Clondalkin aims to save, preserve and enhance our heritage and history for today and for future generations to the benefit all who live, work and visit Clondalkin in a sustainable way.”

Cllr Timmons concluded  “Some of the issues we are focusing on include the old RIC Barracks, The Fairview Oilmills and the opportunities for tourism and employment that they could provide in our village.” We would welcome any feedback, ideas or suggestions that would enhance our village.  These will be fed back to the working group and may become part of the Vision for Clondalkin which will be submitted to SDCC.”

Sarah Brooks

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