We continue to enhance the cultural life of Fingal, and encourage participation in and access to the Arts, through our two Arts Centres, Draíocht and Seamus Ennis Centre. We also have a wealth of community facilities available to all our citizens.
Draíocht is a multi-purpose Arts venue, in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, offering theatre, dance, contemporary visual arts and community education and outreach programmes. Draíocht is now a vital part of the expanding and diverse cultural life of Dublin 15. For further information please see www.draiocht.ie
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre located in Naul is an Arts Centre which celebrates the life and legacy of traditional music icon Seamus Ennis through its focus on the traditional arts. For further information please see www.seamusenniscentre.com
For further information on Fingal Arts Office please see www.fingal.ie/arts follow us on Twitter @fingalarts
Fingal County Council signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities, a World Health Organisation Initiative in 2011 and proceeded to develop an Age Friendly Strategy 2012-2017. Fingal Age Friendly Facilities is an initiative that commits Fingal County Council to letting older people know that we value their contribution to our society and that we are committed to serving them. The project establishes our community facilities as Age Friendly and in doing so supports the development of practices that improve the experience with our community centres for older people.
Fingal Age Friendly Facilities is a natural progression for us as a local authority. Fingal Age Friendly Facilities targets the older sector of which there are 42,804 (Census 2011) living in the county of Fingal and which is constantly increasing. (Increased by 14% between 2006-2011)
It is vital for Fingal County Council to plan to meet changing needs as the population age profile of the county changes. Older people have an extremely valuable contribution to make to society and to their communities and it is important to facilitate this for the benefit of all.
Fingal Age Friendly Facilities grew from Age Friendly Ireland’s Business Recognition Programme and is an initiative that commits Fingal County Council to ensuring that older people know that we value their contribution to our society and that we are committed to serving them. The project establishes our community facilities as Age Friendly Facilities and in doing so supports the development of practices that improve the active and healthy ageing experience within our community centres for older people.
In every Local Authority community facilities play a hugely significant role in local communities where members can come together as a group to enjoy group activities, social support, public information and many other purposes that will with enrich the lives of citizens. They are a vibrant hub hosting activities that promote active and healthy ageing across all ages enriching people's lives and occupying their time with many activities that bring together large diversities of people from within the community. Crèches, Classes, Meals on Wheels and other vital community services address social exclusion and diversity.
Fingal Age Friendly Facilities are places where older people may enjoy the best possible local facilities as they grow older. Fingal County Council firmly believes that it is important that older people should be able to live healthily and independently and be active participants within their own communities. This project is about empowering and enabling and above all it’s about facilitating older people to be active within and to benefit from our community facilities and in turn to support their own active and healthy ageing process.
Community Facilities throughout Fingal
We have lots of Community Facilities throughout Fingal;
Address: Littlepace Road, Clonee, Dublin 15
Telephone: 01 811 8670
Winner of Local Sports Club of the Year 2015 & 2016
Community & Council Awards (IPB Insurance and LAMA)
Address: Portrane Road, Donabate, Co Dublin
Telephone: 01 843 4546
Address: Diswellstown Road, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15
Telephone: 01 823 5555
Address: 11 Whitechapel Crescent, Mountview, Dublin15
Telephone: 01 820 6171
Address: Mourne View, Skerries, Co Dublin
Telephone: 01) 849 5270
Address: Phibblestown Road, Phibblestown, Dublin 15.
Telephone: (01) 827 0378
Address: Hartstown, Dublin 15
Telephone: 01 820 2777