Unveiling the words of the Proclamation set in stone
By Maurice Garvey
THE words of the Proclamation were unveiled on large granite stones during the official opening of the 1916 Commemorative Garden at Newlands Cross last weekend.
Residents were invited by Clondalkin Tidy Towns to attend the event, with the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Sarah Holland, officially opening the commemorative garden.
The garden is open to the public and features two large granite stones engraved with the words of the Proclamation in both Irish and English, along with seven golden yew trees, one for each of the signatories of the Proclamation.
During the year, Clondalkin Tidy Towns will also roll out 100 barrels for 100 years – 100 oak barrels full of flowers throughout Clondalkin Village.
This year, the group anticipates investing almost €50,000 on various projects throughout Clondalkin, some part-funded by South Dublin County Council.
Clondalkin Tidy Towns are seeking financial support from local business community.
New members are welcome to join the group for Tuesday night clean-ups, meeting in Tuthills car-park at 6.30pm, and on Saturday mornings meeting at Tuthills at 10am.