by Alan Jacques
Residents spokesperson, Mags Byrnes, said that new members have recently joined the residents association and have organised a wide range of estate activities including barbecues and sports days, day trips, clean ups and other events.
“These events are open to all residents of any age and are kept as affordable as possible,” she explained.
“The residents committee are members of Limerick City and County Council Tenants Forum and meet regularly with Ballyhoura Development regarding various activities, supports and funding which may be available to them. They have completed committee skills training and drafted an estate action plan.”
The Park has strong links to the local community, particularly the Tidy Towns group and many sports clubs that residents, both adults and children, are involved in.
The Lisnagry Soccer club have their pitch within the estate and St Joseph’s Graveyard shares the estate entrance.
Ms Byrnes pointed out that the estate once had a reputation for antisocial behaviour in the past but this is no longer the case due to the active work of the residents and support from Limerick County Council.
“We’re delighted to have our years of hard work recognised and are looking forward to showing off all our achievements in July,” she concluded.