14th May 2019 - Sallynoggin, Dun Laoghaire - Pictured at the official opening of the new Sallynoggin Community and Senior Centre were, left to right, Hettie Doyle. Collette Lynch. Councillor Ossian Smyth, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Maura Parsons. Photo by Peter Cavanagh.

The Sallynoggin Community Centre and Senior Centre was officially opened Tuesday, 14 May by An Cathaoirleach, councillor Ossian Smyth.

The centre is a multi-functional Senior Citizen and Community Centre which is an extension to the Sallynoggin Youth and Community Facility.

Among participants and invited guests were representatives of the Sallynoggin Old Folks Association, Ministers, TD’s, as well as Elected Members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and local residents.

Speaking at the official opening, Smyth said: “the newly extended Community Centre provides a warm, welcoming and bright space for all members of the community to meet, enjoy shared interests and play an active part in the local community.

Smyth thanked the Centre Management Committee for their hard work in a voluntary capacity in “supporting their local community”

The architectural design of the building and high energy efficient rating NZEB standard (nearly zero energy building), was also praised by the chairperson.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county has one of the largest proportions of persons aged 65 years and over of all local authority areas nationally, and dlr’s Age Friendly Strategy aims for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to be a “great place to live in, and grow old in.”

The Community & Senior Centre will provide an opportunity for more community based services to be ran, says the local authority.