There are great things happening in Ballyfermot. Not only are there about 10 community childcare crèches, but the highly trained workers in all these facilities took on the extra burden to further educate themselves, in order to provide the children with an even better educational experience.
About Ballyfermot Learning Enjoyment (A.B.L.E.) might seem like a mouthful to some people, but to those of us who have learned to understand and appreciate the work of the Garda Youth Diversion Project in Ballyfermot, it is about us learning from the participants in this programme.
It was a great pleasure for me to have been invited to attend the Graduation Ceremony in Ballyfermot for the great participants in the “Strengthening Families Programme”, organised and run by Familiscope, in the St Matthews Hall, Ballyfermot.
They say it doesn’t rain but it pours, and it felt that way after receiving invitations from both the Women’s Studies Crumlin Group, and the Women's Way to Work Programme at the Ballyfermot IT Centre.
Although I was never there before, I was delighted to receive an invitation to attend an annual event organised for a Golden Oldies Afternoon in the Ballyfermot United Sports and Social Club. It was hosted by the Ballyfermot Heritage Group and B.U.S.S.C. and sponsored by the Ballyfermot Partnership. The Ballyfermot Heritage Group honours the “seniors” of Ballyfermot in the impressive Ballyfermot United Social Club each year.