Open Day success at Castaheany, Fingal’s Keen to be Green Facilities Awards 2022, and Pride of Place 2022

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Open day success at Castaheany Community Centre

Castaheany Community Centre recently held a very successful Open Day to showcase its facilities and community groups. The event was attended by the Mayor of Fingal Howard Mahony and Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers. Phoenix FM hosted a live broadcast at the centre and children were treated to a live magic show, face painting and free ice-cream.

There was plenty of community groups taking part and meeting the community such as Erin Go Bragh GAA who ran training on the outdoor All Weather Pitch, Coerver Soccer Coaching, Tae Kwando, Art Classes and Maths tuition. There were also newer groups to the centre such as Lego Club and Yoga with Foróige in attendance who are currently recruiting adult volunteers for a new Youth Café in the centre.

For more information on booking a space or the community groups and classes contact manager Jamie at .

More information on the Centre can be found on their Network page here.

Staff and board members of Castaheany CC with Minister Jack Chambers, the Mayor of Fingal Howard Mahony, and members of Fingal’s Community Development Office

Fingal’s Keen to be Green Facilities Awards 2022

On the 28th of September, the Awards for the first phase of Fingal’s Keen to be Green Facilities Project will be presented to community centres by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Howard Mahony, and SEO of Fingal’s Community Department, Naomi Weir.

Centres in the Fingal Community Facilities Network have been working closely with the Community Development Office and the Environmental Awareness Officer since the launch of the project last year.

Jacinta Lowndes, Heidi Bedell, Cormac McDonagh, Janet Ivers, Chris Sullivan, Linda Ennis, Sinead Fox and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Daniel Whooley at the launch of the project in 2021

The Awards are in recognition of the hard work and commitment shown by the 31 Community Centres in the first phase of the project – waste management. The aim of this phase is to create greater awareness around the importance of waste reduction in our facilities and local community.

To read more about the launch, click here, or watch the video below featuring Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly.

Pride of Place 2022

On the 14th September, Mountview Fortlawn Community Youth and Sports Hub CLG participated in the final judgement for Pride of Place 2022. They achieved a place as finalists in the Pride of Place Awards 2022.

Members of Fortlawn Flower Power photographed with the Judges and Cllr. Ted Leddy, Cllr. Natalie Treacy and Mayor of Fingal, Howard Mahony

In Partnership with NYP, Mountview Resource Centre, Kurdish Nerga Art Group, Hope Childcare, Foróige, National Learning Network, Fingal Community Sport Hub, Mountview Boys and Girls FC, Fortlawn Flower Power and multiple community groups and residential groups, they hosted a show-around day for the Judges as they were finalist for the Pride of Place, Urban Award 2022.

The Judges were delighted to meet the community groups, services and local users, giving them a taste of what Community Spirit is about in Mountview.

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