Cllr Natalie Treacy welcomes the new memorial tree in Fortlawn
Cllr Natalie Treacy has welcomed the planting of the memorial tree in Dublin West, Fortlawn on a space that was regularly used for anti-social behaviour and to light fires.
Speaking after the tree was planted in Fortlawn Cllr Treacy said:
"I would like to thank and acknowledge the work of all the residents, the Fortlawn Development Group, Moira Hyland from the NYP, Fingal County Council but most of all the children for making today's memorial tree planting event happen.
"It is wonderful that an area that was used for so much negative activity will now be used by the community as a reflective space to remember all those from Fortlawn who have passed on".
"Also it’s important to note that this is only the beginning and if you couldn't make it today, you can come along at any time to plant flowers or a plant in memory of your loved one who has passed. The memorial space is for everyone and all the residents own it, therefore it is up to everyone to take care of it".
"This is hopefully going to catch on and spaces that are used so negatively throughout Dublin West will now be transformed into creative, colourful spaces that the young people and the whole community can be proud of".
"Fingal County Council community department ,Fortlawn Development Group, the Blakestown/Mountview Neighbourhood youth project have been wonderfully supportive with practical and financial support to make this happen".