Lusk Community Council last week celebrated Africa Day 2023 at the local Cultural Centre, writes Rose Barrett.
This was held in conjunction with Fingal County Council, Irish Aid, the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Lusk Community College.
With an exceptional day of music which included workshop presentations, food, and joyful song and dance, management at the community centre acknowledged Cllr Brian Dennehy who deputised for the Mayor, Cllr Trevor Mahoney to officially open the day, and also to Minister of State, Joe O’Brien (GP) who closed the event that evening.
“Fingal is especially blessed with communities with strong African heritage and culture and today is an opportunity to celebrate that locally across the county,” said Minister O’Brien (Rural and Community Development ) at Lusk last week
“It is important for countries across the globe to come together to celebrate both the African continent’s solidarity and unity and the African diaspora.
“The ties between Ireland and Africa reach far back and continue to grow and develop. Ireland’s Strategy for Africa to 2025 sets out a vision to ‘deepen and strengthen Ireland’s political, economic and cultural relationships with Africa, contributing to peace, prosperity and sustainable development.”
A wonderful day was enjoyed by all, and it is yet another event to show the local community’s solidarity and support for incoming residents from other countries.
PHOTOS Courtesy of Lusk Community
- Dublin’s iconic Café en Seine Celebrates 30 years of excellence with a star-studded affair
- Ultraceuticals skincare celebrates 25 years at The Shelbourne
- Actress and breast cancer survivor Karen Egan urges public to get behind the Irish Cancer Society’s Big Pink Breakfast campaign
- Dog lovers united at sunset for ‘The Big Paws’ with Dogs Trust Ireland
- Corban Walker’s first solo exhibition