Santa visits Redesdale. reporter...Mike Mahon
On Sunday 15th December, the people of Redesdale had a special visitor as Santa arrived, not on a sleigh, but on a motor bike! The green at Dale Road had been transformed into a mini Lapland for the first Redesdale Residents Association Christmas Event, there was a great turnout to see Santa and his elves. After a week of heavy rain and high winds, even the Irish weather got into the Christmas spirit, and the day itself was dry calm and mild. For the children there was a magical visit to Santa's grotto, for a chat with the big man himself, and a special present. And for the grown-ups there was mulled wine, mince pies, rice-crispy cakes and Christmas carols. Some of our local public representatives came along, and joined in the festivities, and the carol singing.
As evening arrived the full beauty of all the colored lights that had been put up in the trees and around the grotto could be appreciated. The event was a great success and was enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks must go to everyone who brought along Christmas lights and helped decorate the green and the grotto, turning it into an enchanted winter wonderland for the day. Click here for images
The area clean-up on the weekend of the 5th and 6th July was a great success, as evidenced by our photos. A big thank you to all who worked so hard, our area looks all the better as a result. Click here for more images
Our SUMMER EVENT on the August 24th on the open space between Dale Road and Marsham Court, (aka Mullen's Field and Rock Field), was a great success and a great afternoon was had by children and adults alike.
At the barbeque, burgers and sausages were the order of the day, with chef Paddy Loscher and his serving staff going all-out to keep the hungry hordes happy. Sweets, ice cream and soft drinks was also provided for the children.
The fun & games was under the stewardship of Denis O'Brien, the adults versus children tug-of-war being the highlight.As this was the first family event hosted by the new Redesdale Residents Association it was great to see Lily Lyons and William Semple, founder members of the original RRA back in June 1950, in attendance. Click here for images
The committee would like to thank local businesses and friends for supporting the Summer Event.
Robbies Greengrocer • Flemings (both Drummartin) • Dublin Meat Company (Stillorgan) for the food supplied and Tom Farrell (Kilmacud) for his donation.
All very much appreciated.