What a transformation has taken place in Dublin’s Cherry Orchard area of Ballyfermot, Dublin 10!
I have never seen the area looking so well and benefiting, as it has, from Urban 2, R.A.P.I.D and an excellent Local Area Partnership whose Chairman is Ciaran Reid.
Now added to this partnership is the excellent Cherry Orchard Regeneration Board where Mr. Mark Mellotte is the coordinator.
Of course, an area without the involvement of its people would only be a hollow core, but as was witnessed by all to see, there is huge community solidarity and co-operation. This resulted in a historic visit by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, to Cherry Orchard last Monday (13th September 2010).
The occasion was to officially open a Community Garden, which you can see in full colour HERE.