Michelle McGoldrick (Belmayne youth & community group leader) takes a look back at the people who have helped to make Belmayne a safe and great place to live.
Now that’s it come to end the of the Arts Project with the IMMA we’d just like to say a few words in honour of the late Jim Lee from DCC. Belmayne Youth and Community Group have been working with Jim for the last few years, he was our community development officer. He was very supportive of everything we’ve done over the last few years and in helping us trying to secure a community premises which is still a work in progress.
We were very honoured to be hand picked by Jim to be involved in the Dublin Culture Connects Neighbourhood Project “It takes a Village” with IMMA, as we’ve been working tirelessly to improve the facility and amenities in our “village” and trying to keep Belmayne a great place to live, creating some great memories along the way. The outcome of this project was to help highlight what we’ve been doing and bring our community closer together and to try get more people involved. The final part of the project was to be a community event.
In the mean time Shabina from Clongriffin residents contacted us to see if we would be interested in getting involved in organising a community event in Father Collins Park for residents of Belmayne, Clongriffin and surrounding areas. This was something similar to what we had in mind but on a much bigger scale, bringing both communities together.
I know Clongriffin residents have also worked with Jim and have found him to be 100% supportive. Jim was all for community’s coming together and community development. He would have been thrilled to see the event in Father Collins Park, hopefully he was looking down with great pride.
We feel it appropriate to acknowledge the fantastic work Jim Lee has done for our communities and others alike.0