PHOTO GALLERY: Tipperary village's transformation is 'simply superb'

Tipperary village residents spearhead Rosegreen Community Development Plan 2016 - 2020

Dylan White

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A €860,000 development supported by a County Tipperary community is continuing at a fast pace.

The Rosegreen Community Development Plan 2016 - 2020 is transforming Rosegreen’s Nijinsky Park, with new grass pitches with a lighted walkway around them, an all-weather astro turf surface, a playground and a new car park the highlights of an exciting new dawn for the community.

“The surface is down for the walkway - a superb smooth tarmac surface surrounded by elegant fencing,” says Rosegreen Development Association’s secretary Marie Devitt.

“With rain imminent, grass seeds are ready for dispersal on the new pitches. The base is prepared for all-weather pitch. The pedestrian area at rear of community hall and by store shed has a new layer of tarmac,” she continues.

The foundation has been prepared for a new toilet adjacent to the walkway. The entrance to the community hall car park is complete and planting in front of the hall is underway.

“A lot of progress has been made and these great achievements are due to our great contractors PST Sport who tendered for all their business and great local volunteers who work tirelessly every day to assist, support and complete the extra tasks.

“The marvellous dry summer has been a wonderful benefit to all works to date on the site and assisted development of the all-weather pitch. However, like many in the agricultural and horticultural sector, a little rain will now assist the next stage of seeding and planting,” Marie explains.   

The project is being spearheaded by local residents, who gathered at Rosegreen Community Hall back in January 2016 to pool ideas for the €860,000 development.

In addition to grants and a generous €200,000 donation from The Magnier Foundation, door-to-door fundraising has helped move the project forward. “Again, all development to date is due to the generous financial support from the community and sponsors, and this continued generosity will never be forgotten. Many thanks to so many for all your work and your support to date,” she adds.