Measures needed to prevent footballs going into estate
FURTHER contact will be made with Tymon Bawn Football Club to discuss preventative measures to stop footballs going into the older person’s residential estate being developed on Brady’s Field.
The 12-unit development on the Old Bawn Road is currently under construction, but a portion of the field will remain and will be used by the football club, which has trained there for many years.
South Dublin County Council stated at Monday’s monthly Tallaght Area Committee meeting that it would be in further contact with the club about preventing footballs going into the estate.
The council also noted that the Tree of Hope at the corner of the development has since been removed and replanted at a new location.
The Old Bawn stone that was formerly at the location has also been removed, and the council stated that at a recent meeting with relevant stakeholders the relocation of the stone had been agreed.
The council stated: “The contractor for the older persons’ development of 12 homes at Brady’s Field Old Bawn commenced site set up in August 2022.
“In advance of construction works commencing, an online meeting was held on August 10 to discuss specific concerns of the community in relation to the relocation of the Old Bawn Stone and the Tree of Hope.
“Persons attending that meeting included SDCC personnel, architects for the design team, locally elected members and representatives of the local community.
“At the meeting the design team shared drawings which showed a proposed site location for the relocation of the Tree of Hope and Old Bawn Stone.
“As not all persons with vested interests in the specific matters being discussed were able to attend the online meeting, contact was also made with them by email to inform them of the matters discussed and to share with them drawings of the proposed relocation site for the Old Bawn Stone and the Tree of Hope.
“All those in attendance at the meeting as well of those unable to attend agreed with the site proposed for the re-location of the symbolic Old Bawn Stone and Tree of Hope.”
The council provided this information in response to a question by Fianna Fáil councillor Charlie O’Connor, who asked for an update on the project at the area committee meeting this week.