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Corkagh Park, Clondalkin hosts a new urban outdoor market

Corkagh Park, Clondalkin hosts a new urban outdoor market

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02/09/2021

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Corkagh Park, Clondalkin hosts a new urban outdoor market called the Urban Picnic starting this Saturday the 4th of September from 11am. The market will take place each Saturday in Corkagh Park from 11am to 5pm, and promises to have something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Urban Picnic at Corkagh Park will have street food, crafts, and artisan produce with family entertainment planned as the weeks progress.These type of outdoor markets help promote the local community while enhancing the attraction of parks and tourism in the County.

 

Welcoming this new development, Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Peter Kavanagh said “This is great news for Corkagh Park, for Clondalkin, and is something the community has wanted for many years. I want to pay tribute to the councillors past and present who pushed for this market, and to the council officials who made it happen. The outdoor market promises to have hot food, coffee, sweets and treats, ice cream, artisan produce, crafts and more, as well as showcasing some up-and-coming food producers supported by the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin. The Council is trialing this new outdoor market in Clondalkin during September and October and I’d call on the local community to come out and support this worthwhile initiative. I know that I’ll be along at 11am on Saturday.”

 

Urban Picnic outdoor market in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 is being run on a trial basis between September and October, 2021. The market will operate in the designated area in the vicinity of the St. John’s Road area of the park on each Saturday commencing 4th September, 2021 and ending in October 2021.

 

The outdoor market in Corkagh Park will promote local enterprise and develop a sense of community around the market by utilising where possible local producers, crafts people, and start-ups. This will include Local Enterprise Office South Dublin (LEO) start-up clients.

 

“LEO South Dublin is delighted with the opportunity to collaborate on this wonderful initiative by South Dublin County Council and the County Promotion Unit. Urban Picnic Market is a fantastic opportunity for our exciting new local food producers to showcase their new foods and who will furthermore benefit from the feedback from their local consumers attending the market. The LEO is a proud supporter of the growing number of highly innovative and diverse local food businesses in South Dublin and initiatives like Urban Picnic is a really exciting event for Clondalkin and wider local community”, said Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office South Dublin.

 

Urban Picnic will be located near the playground in Corkagh park, visible from the car park at St. Jon’s Entrance. There will be directional posters in place.

 

 

 

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For more information, contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit at communications@sdublincoco.ie

 

IMAGE 1 – Urban Picnic Market poster

 

FOR THE EDITOR

About South Dublin County Council

 

South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

 

The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across seven electoral areas.

 

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometers south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometers.

 

The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.

 

 

 

About Corkagh Park

 

Corkagh Park is located in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 and is a regional park within the administrative area of South Dublin County Council. It opened to the public in 1986 and consists of 120 hectares and was formerly part of a manor house and its estate Corkagh Demesne. It can be accessed via Fonthill Road (St John’s Estate), the Outer Ring Road (R136), and Green Isle Road, and via the Camac Greenway which leads to Clondalkin Village and the Round Tower Visitor Centre.

At present, the park holds a Green Flag award which honours the park’s management based on a number of criteria including community involvement, conservation, sustainability, safety and cleanliness.

 

The park boosts a number of facilities such as a playground, rose garden, cycle track, allotments, sports and playing pitches, Camac Valley Caravan Park, baseball pitches, cricket pitch, river and woodland walks, toilets, coffee shop and other casual traders (two ice cream vans, one doughnut/pastries/coffee van).

 

Corkagh Park draws strong local support with almost 700,000 pedestrians and over 93,000 cyclists captured on the park’s six footfall counters in 2020. The population centres of Tallaght, Clondalkin and Lucan are in proximity to Corkagh Park.

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