Ballyfermot 70th festival group formed
THIS year Ballyfermot celebrates a major milestone in the shape of a 70th birthday anniversary.
In line with this, a voluntary working group - Ballyfermot Festival Group 1948 - 2018 – has been set up to organise events to celebrate the 70-year anniversary of the building of the first houses in the area.
The Ballyfermot Heritage Group will launch their video ‘Ballyfermot in the Beginning’ at Ballyfermot Library on January 31.
All events that take place throughout 2018 will be notified through local media and social networks.
Tea and coffee will be served from 5pm and the video will be shown at 6pm sharp.
The group thanked Dublin City Council, and Ballyfermot Bank of Ireland who have come on board to support the group.
Sean Brennan, from Ballyfermot Heritage Group has compiled this video.
Meanwhile, a delegation from the Ballyfermot Festival Committee addressed local councillors at the Dublin South Central area meeting in Dublin City Council on Wednesday evening.
In other 70th celebration news, local radio station Together FM are asking people to submit poems and/or stories to help commemorate the event.
The deadline for poetry entries is May 7, whilst stories will be accepted until mid-July. To submit entries email info [at] togetherfm [dot] com , maryclarke [at] togetherfm [dot] com, or visit their Facebook page