Glendalough Resource Centre

The Management Committee
The Board of Directors have appointed the following as a Committee, due to their extensive business experience, to oversee the construction of the Centre; Denis Carter, Pat Casey, Jerry Mitchell. They will liaise with the Consultants and oversee the development of the Resource Centre.

The Architect for the project is Noel Quinn of Quinn Design Associates, who will have overall responsibility for the project development. He lives and practices locally, and was chosen for his sensitive designs, and concerns for environmental issues. The brief included, in part, that the building should be as unobtrusive as possible.

The Management Committee appointed the following advisers to the Project:

Solicitors: Augustus Cullen a Son
Bankers: Bankers: Bank of Ireland
Financial Adviser: John Casey
Taxation Consultants/
Reporting Accountants
Fitzpatrick, Morris, Barrett
Electrical Engineer: Stephen Smith
Structural Engineer: William Doran
Quantity Surveyor: Vincent Drumm

Resource Centre Location
The Resource Centre will be constructed on a 3-acre site, on the main Dublin/Glendalough road between Laragh and Glendalough. The committee wish to place on record their thanks and appreciation to the Catholic Archbishop of the Dublin Diocese and his committee, for their understanding and willingness to agree to the sale of the referred site to the committee, thereby enabling the development of the Resource Centre to take place. Planning permission has been granted for the Centre, and construction will commence in November 1999.

The Centre has been proposed for some years, and appeared as a major priority in the Focus Action Plan, with a hoped-for completion date of 2004. As can be seen, we have advanced this considerable and the current target for the Resource Centre is May 2000. The Resource Centre will consist of a Community Centre with seating for 280, facilities for indoor sports, a stage area, etc. The area will benefit significantly from a community-oriented focal point, and the Centre will become that focus for young and old alike, as well as being an investment for future generations which will have a remarkable asset at their disposal.
The Resource Centre will also include 5 Enterprise units, which will be essential to generate the income levels necessary to repay the loans acquired to develop the Centre. These units will be available on a commercial basis to selected clients to operate such outlets as Coffee Shop, IT Centre, Gymnasium a Fitness Centre, Creche, Craft Unit etc.

There is a car park with facilities for 80 cars and 3 coaches. This is already constructed and paid for. Plans are available for inspection.