THE OFFICIAL opening of the allweather playing pitch at Lios Dubh was another milestone for the estate which celebrates its 5th anniversary in December.
The Armagh Road estate is the largest development built by Dundalk Town Council in recent times.
' The estate is made up of tenants of DTC, tenants of Cluid Housing Association and residents in private properties and yet the entire community work together to keep their estate a nice, clean and safe environment in which to live,' says tenant liaison officer Marie O'Gorman.
The new pitch will be operated by the Lios Dubh Community Group, which is made up of several 'sub-groups' working together to maintain and operate the community centre.
The community centre opened in Sept 2011 having re-located from the original community house and is a great asset to the community offering something for everyone with Adult Education Classes, Youth Club, Boxing Club, Parent & Toddler Group, Monthly Garda Clinic and various other services.
The all weather pitch is a great facility and is available to all of the community and has been well used since it was recently completed.
It is hoped that the community of Lios Dubh will continue to work together to keep both of these fantastic facilities going and to continue with the fantastic work that has been done to date by the community to date,' says Marie. 'A particular mention must go to the members in the various sub-groups and the main committee members of the Lios Dubh Community Group who work regularly with DTC's Tenant Liaison Officer to ensure the estate and its facilities are working to the optimum capacity and are available to all, offering the best available services to the community.'
She also congratulated Lios Dubh Estate for winning 1st prize in DTC's recent ' Improve Our Town' competition which was held in early October, in the 'Best Local Authority Estate' category, a significant improvement on 2011's competition when Lios Dubh finished in 2nd place in this same category. In addition Lios Dubh's 'Anti-Litter Crew,' involving children from the estate, won the 'Litter Awareness Award'.