Over 300 children and adults enjoy estate’s family fun day
THERE was a jubilant atmosphere in the Mac Uilliam Estate in Tallaght last Saturday, June 18, as over 300 people attended the estate’s family fun day.
Attendees were treated to a variety of exciting activities, including giant Jenga and giant Connect Four, while the ‘Our Moment in Time’ exhibition, a celebration of family, friends and community through photography, offered a moment of reflection.
The fun day was organised by the South Dublin County Partnership, South Dublin County Council and Barnardos.
The event is part of the efforts of the Mac Uilliam Interagency Group to increase participation of residents through a series of collective action activities to improve the status of the estate.
Lucy Abena Peprah from the South Dublin County Partnership told The Echo: “The day was very successful and fun with amazing activities including the reptile zoo, face painting, messy play for kids, tug of war, soccer, rugby, cricket, basketball, boxing, and a gardening workshop.
“[There was] a Garda van that put on a show for the children as well.
“There was also information on support services in the area such as Citywise, YODA, EELTB, Foróige, and South Dublin County Partnership’s community development, life-long learning and the Kick programmes.
“The green in the estate was divided into different parts for the different activities to happen simultaneously, so that everyone had the opportunity to participate in something.”
Music on the day was provided by the RAMS (Retired Active Men’s Social) Choir, while DJ Raspizo was behind the decks all afternoon.
Lucy added: “The Mac Uilliam Community Development Group provided a massive volunteering support for the day including setting up gazebos, helping to supervise the various activities and cleaning up at the close of the fun day.”