12 July 2013

Fitzgerald Congratulates Clondalkin Festival Committee on Massive Success

Local Minister Frances Fitzgerald has congratulated the Clondalkin Festival Committee on another successful year.

“This year’s Clondalkin Festival was the best one yet. The village was buzzing through the weekend and everyone seemed to enjoy all the attractions on offer. It was great to get the opportunity to go into Clondalkin’s iconic Round Tower, to tour the Garda Station, see their fleet and we even got to meet members of the Bomb Squad. There was fantastic music on all weekend be it outside the Civic Offices, at the Round Towers GAA Club or in Aras Chronain. The three day festival offered something for all the family and yet again proved a real hit,” said Minister Fitzgerald who attend the celebrations with Councillors Emer Higgins and Tony Delaney.

“Organising a three-day celebration like this is no mean feat and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those involved in organising the event, the volunteers who helped out on the day and all those who came out to support this positive and proactive community initiative. The Chamber, the Council and the Gardai played huge roles in making the festival happen but it was rivalled by the massive voluntary effort of residents . The village has never looked better and the effects of Clondalkin Tidy Towns is strikingly visible. It all goes to show that community spirit in Clondalkin is at an all-time high,” concluded Minister Frances Fitzgerald.