An Cathaoirleach Councillor Ossian Smyth officially opens Sallynoggin Community & Senior Centre

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth, officially opened the Sallynoggin Community & Senior Centre yesterday.  This 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, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ossian Smyth said that

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. Cllr Smith thanked the Centre Management Committee for their hard work in a voluntary capacity in supporting their local community"

Cllr. Smith also commended the dlr Architects on the design and high energy efficient rating NZEB standard (nearly zero energy building), a BER of A2 that was being achieved by the new Extension, noting that this is one of the first public dlr buildings to reach that standard.


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 provision of facilities and support services for our older people is an area of significant importance to the Council.

The Sallynoggin Community & Senior Centre provides an opportunity for more community based services to be provided. Senior and community groups will have access to this wonderful new facility, from youth groups to Active Retirement Groups with more people enjoying access to support their wellbeing and quality of life.