Clondalkin Round Tower Centre and The Happy Pear restaurant set to open
The Clondalkin Round Tower Centre and The Happy Pear restaurant and food shop will open this coming Monday (July 3) after months of the development at the historic site.
The much anticipated opening of the €4 million development will coincide with the Clondalkin Festival which also takes place next week.
No detail has been spared for the centre, which will include visual and interactive displays, a monastic garden, a café, a 25-seat terraced dining area, a gallery and craft shop.
Over 40 volunteer tour guides have spent 14 weeks learning skills and improving their knowledge of local history, and tours will be delivered in a range of languages including French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and as Gaeilge.
The new look centre will be run by The Happy Pear restaurant owners Stephen and David Flynn, who hope to offer a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with seating for around 60 customers.
Speaking earlier this year, The Happy Pear co-founders and directors said: “This is a really great development and this collaboration is a very exciting move for our business.
“We’re really delighted to be bringing The Happy Pear to this incredible new centre, which is rich in history and culture and will provide a real focal point for the village.
SO excited as we get ready to open our 3rd cafe in Clondalkin!??? The community here is fantastic & we are so grateful for our fab new team! pic.twitter.com/bQbAa76fJU
— The Happy Pear (@thehappypear) June 28, 2017
“We’re really looking forward to making healthy food even more accessible in South Dublin County and to making a positive impact on the local community and economy by providing exciting new employment opportunities.”
They added: “We can’t wait to open the doors and meet everyone from the community, and of course breakfast is on us – we’ll continue our long-standing tradition of providing free, organic porridge every morning in the new café.”
Check out The Echo Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages tomorrow (Friday) for a sneak peek around the new centre in the heart of Clondalkin village.