Market fair for refurbishment of Victories building in Ballyfermot
A MARKET fair takes place at the Our Lady of Victories building on Sarsfield Road, on Saturday, October 29, from 11am to 4pm.
The event is being held to raise funds for the refurbishment of the building which had fallen into disrepair and became vacant.
Tommy Fennel (60), a retired army veteran, has spent the last two years refurbishing the premises – cycling over from his home on Blackhorse Avenue every week.
Originally from Ballyfermot, Tommy runs the Black Dragon karate club at the OLV, and rents a room to a local Christian church, but hopes to entice in more clubs once refurbishments are completed.
Imelda Fennell, Tommy’s daughter said the first market sale in September went so well, that they have decided to do it again.
“The first market was a great day, and people who rented a table asked if they could have another one,” said Imelda.
“We recently made €907 on packing bags in Iceland for the building, and I am delighted with the help and support we have received in the Ballyfermot community.”
Tommy hopes to host film nights for pensioners, bingo nights, coffee mornings, and “breath a bit of life back into the building.”
Interested persons can contact Tommy at 085 1275290.