ABOUT THE EVENT
In 1948 Ballyfermot hardly existed. It was mostly fields and farms with few shops, no schools and no real public transport. But then the first Corporation Houses were built on Sarsfield Road and families began arriving from the harsh living conditions of Dublin’s inner city. Over the next seven decades they built a vibrant and resilient community.
And now it’s time to celebrate that achievement. During 2018 we will be marking Ballyfermot’s 70th anniversary, or Ballyfermot’s Big Birthday. Community organisations, schools and local voluntary groups will be staging fun days, sporting events, exhibitions, tree planting, public art displays, street performance and concerts. For our part, ArtsD10 will be working with Brokentalkers Theatre Company again to create another Community Art Project.