Booterstown Community Walk

On Sunday 6th October, the Booterstown Community Group organised a walk from Booterstown to Blackrock through the park and onto the strand. The event was held in support of the proposal to have a seafront walkway and cycleway with better access to the strand. A large group of residents assembled at the Dart Station car park in Booterstown, where they were addressed by Anne Brady and Des Murphy on the history and development of the area.

It was hoped to walk along the seafront to Blackrock, but this was not possible because the tide was not out far enough, proof in itself of the need to provide a proper promenade in order to have a seafront walkway that would be usable at all times. The group proceeded through the park stopping along the way to hear more on the history of the various locations. There was a short walk out onto the strand at Blackrock and a talk on the ecology of that part of the Bay. The group then returned to the Community Centre in Booterstown for a cup of tea.

The whole event was very successful. For some of those who attended it was the first time they had walked on the strand and for many more it was the first time that they had heard something of the history of the area. It was both fascinating and refreshing for all who participated. There was enormous support for the S2S proposal amongst those who attended.

The walk was further evidence of the growing interest and support amongst the general community. S2S is grateful to Anne Brady and the other members of the Booterstown Community Group for organising the event.