It used to be a big, old, infrequently used 'Big Hall' back in the 80s, until Dublin Corporation injected millions into its redevelopment. Now it has endless activities, catering as it does for all the Tenters Communities and the adjoining St. Teresa's Flats residents groups.
There is one Irish characteristic that stands out and is the envy of many of our European counterparts, and it is the wonderful generosity of volunteers who devote their spare time for the betterment of our fellow man/women.
The South West Inner City Network, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána Kevin Street, presented the SWICN Youth Achievement Awards and Community Awards 2012.
We, as a society, can often feel hardened to the horrible miseries that are the hand dealt to so many unfortunate people in our country, such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, neglect, or family violence. So it is always heart lifting to see such warmth and concern by so many people for animals who can be horribly abused or even killed or maimed so badly that they must be “put down”.
Not so long ago, many of us would be familiar with the Traveller women knocking on our doors, looking for “any old clothes”.
Well, those days are almost gone as the competition for “old clothes” intensifies.