Year in Review 2018: November

By Maurice Garvey

Halloween came and went with the usual fireworks and bonfires. The Echo reported that 800 pallets were removed from bonfires in the Tallaght area in the run-up to Halloween.

November 1

Garda and SDCC crews removing pallets in the run-up to Halloween 

There may have been a bit of wind, but there weren’t the storms like this time last year and we had a leisurely ramble into the Christmas period.

Lots of local athletes competed in the Dublin City Marathon, but for James Casserly from Lucan it was his third marathon and he completed the course in some style pushed in his wheelchair by his father, Dan Naughton.

November 3

Over in Ballyfermot, Father Joe McDonald published a book on the state of the Catholic Church. Fr McDonald also made appearances on tv during the year.

In the Central Criminal Court, Paul Wells was found guilty of the murder of Kenneth O’Brien from Clondalkin.

A building site in St Cuthbert’s Park in Clondalkin required extra security as construction workers were being intimidated.

8 November2

Security is needed at St Cuthbert's Park to prevent intimidation of workers

Parking has always been a problem in Lucan especially during school drop off times.

This month Lucan gardaí distributed a letter to parents warning them that they were clamping down on illegal parking.

There has been strong opposition in Tallaght to a proposed apartment development in Sean Walsh Park and over 300 people attended a meeting to protest against the development.

November 11

An artist impression of the 81-apartments at Sean Walsh Park 

Clondalkin’s The Irish Fairy Door Company has been a great success and this month they announced that they have signed a deal with a US animation company.

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Pick up a copy of The Echo, out December 27, for coverage and pictures from 2018!

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