REDFORD PARK RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION : THE IMPORTANCE OF RATHDOWN ST. CRISPIN'S TO OUR COMMUNITY
The original area was a total mess and fully overgrown. Simon Harris was our local councillor at the time, and he instigated many clean-ups. This started a general project, by us, to have the area more habitable for everyone.
The transformation has been amazing.
The path has been the greatest and most useful asset for the locals in Redford Park and the wider community.
The seats (sourced by myself and the tidy towns liason committee and financed by WMC) are an absolute godsend and enjoyed by all who use them.
Heritage week has been a great success for the past few years. We’ve had choirs, uileann pipes, guitar, bodhran, community singing and of course historical talks. The video was recorded by Leslie Burbridge.
We had a very successful dig in 2018, run by David Mc Ilreavy. Various artefacts were found and once again the video was done by Leslie Burbridge, with our grateful thanks.
With regard to maintenance, we have a wonderful gentleman called Ed Melbourne, who cuts a beautiful path circling the field. This makes for a very pleasant walk all year round. He also keeps the grass beautifully cut surrounding St. Crispin’s Cell.
There is an informative sign installed in both English and Irish, explaining the history of the area with dates and wonderful wording.
We hope that everyone who visits this heritage site will enjoy the knowledge, peace and serenity of this beautiful area.