Just like buses, the people of Swords have been waiting years for an upgrade to our parks and then three happen all at once.
The Millers Glen playground and GAA pitch, the Rathbeal Archaeology Park and the Rivervalley Recreation Hub were all opened today by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It really is a fantastic day for Swords. Three long awaited facilities will really transform some of these areas. Much of Millers Glen has been lived in for a close to a decade and it is great to finally see the new playground and GAA pitch being delivered. The playgrounds are really impressive and some of the best I have seen. They cater for various age groups and they even have equipment for adults, the multi-sport area is really large, and the GAA pitch and changing rooms are finished really well. It will be very well used by the whole community.
“The Rathbeal Archaeology Park is an interesting public space which is located on the site of a number of archaeological finds dating all the way back to neolithic times. It has been designed and landscaped in a way to recreate and old ring fort that would have existed on the site. It’s also a slightly elevated site which gives a nice view over fields towards south Swords.
“Finally, the recreational hub in Rivervalley was finally opened today. This facility will be a huge improvement for the clubs in the area and the all-weather pitch is an excellent resource.”
Rathbeal Archeology Park
Rivervalley Recreational Hub