To the Residents of Tyrrelstown – May 2011
New Community Centre Now Open
Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport accompanied the Mayor of Fingal, Gerry McGuire at the official opening of the magnificent new community facility for Tyrrelstown last month. It is one of the best equipped community centres in the country and is located adjacent to Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School to the north of the Village Centre. The centre is being managed by Acacia Ltd on behalf of the council. Voting in elections and referenda will now take place in the new community centre.
Four new Schools for Tyrrelstown approved
The government has announced that permanent state-of-the-art new buildings will be built for the following new schools in the general area. Mulhuddart National School and Powerstown ETNS currently operate from temporary building and the Gaelscoil An Chuilinn will open in temporary buildings in September.
Mulhuddart National School (in Tyrrelstown), Primary, 2012;
New 1,000 pupil secondary school (Tyrellstown/Mulhuddart), Post Primary, 2013;
Powerstown ETNS (Tyrellstown), Primary, 2014/15;
Gaelscoil an Chuilinn (Mulhuddart/Tyrrelstown), Primary, 2015/16.
The money in the IMF/EU programme fund will run out at the end of 2013 and we may need more funding from the EU to ensure that all of these new schools are built. That’s one of the reasons why it is so important to vote YES in the referendum on Thursday, May 31st so we will have access to funding for Tyrrelstown and for Ireland.
Tyrrelstown Finally Gets its Public Park
After years of delays and broken promises, Tyrrelstown is finally getting is own public park. It will be located on the large green area between Tyrrelstown and Hollystown Gold Course. The council already controls that land and has begun planting trees and started ground works. The deal done to provide the land for the park, playing pitches and secondary school was supported by Fine Gael’s Councillor Kieran Dennison but opposed by many of the left-wing representatives who claimed that new houses would be built in the area before the park and school would be provided. Once again, they will be proven wrong. A sketch design of the new school is available here.
N2-N3 Link Road
Good progress is being made on the completion of the N2-N3 link road which links Tyrrelstown to the N2 at Cherryhound. The road is being part funded by the Department of Transport following an allocated made by Minister Varadkar. The new road will open up new lands for employment in the area and will improve travel options for residents of the areas.
Leo and Kieran