Bikes brighten Ballyfermot for 70th anniversary

By Maurice Garvey 

THE Ballyfermot Bright Bikes scheme was officially launched by Councillor Vincent Jackson on Tuesday.

The Bright Bikes scheme is a joint initiative between Ballyfermot Environmental Group, Dublin City Council’s Ballyfermot Community Team, and Lynch’s Lane Men’s Sheds.

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Scott Watson, Miriam Flynn, Vincent and Darradh Jackson, Sandra Carey, Carmel McCartney, Mark Doyle, Dave Windrim and Linda Corcoran (Pic: Echo photographer Paddy Barrett)

An objective of the scheme is to highlight the importance of Ballyfermot’s environment and to brighten up the area, in this, the year of Ballyfermot’s 70th anniversary.

The bikes – sourced locally from Ballyfermot Garda Station’s Community Sergeant James Curran – were previously abandoned eyesores in the area.

Following transformative work by the Men’s Sheds, the bikes are instead now adding some lovely colour to the Ballyfermot Road.

The Ballyfermot Environmental Group is dedicated to improving the area’s appearance in every respect and is actively working towards a Tidy Towns competition win in the next few years.

Those interested in becoming involved with the project can contact Dublin City Council’s local Community Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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