03 November 2011
Minister Gets Spooked in Corkagh Park
“The Spooky trail weaves its way through a forested section of the Park and atmospheric music and lighting set the backdrop of the haunted wood. Council staff and volunteers were joined by young people from Clondalkin and Tallaght youth drama projects who were given the task of scaring the adults and children alike,” continued Fitzgerald.
“I am not embarrassed to admit that I was unnerved by a few of the children who leapt out of coffins and jumped up from shallow graves in the ground as I passed through the walk.
“It was a fantastic event and I know it was not an easy one to put together but the Council’s Parks and Recreation staff, and in particular the Recreational Officers, Alison Silke and Paula Swayne, did a phenomenal job of making this event a huge success.
“The purpose of the National Recreation Week 2011 is to highlight the importance of recreation for young people and to encourage an inter-agency approach to achieving some of the main goals of the National Recreation Policy for Young People which aims to promote recreational opportunities for young people between the ages of 12 and