Volunteering

Midland Amenity Park is the fruition of the work of a dedicated and hard-working voluntary community group who saw an opportunity for the creation of a public amenity on the site of a former Cow Park in 2008. The project was a true community endeavour.

Today the committee & volunteers continue to develop the park which is now known as Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park.

Volunteers from across all social and age brackets are welcome and actively encouraged to get involved.

At least 100 people annually avail of this opportunity to socialise, develop skills and enhance their self-satisfaction, all recognised as important for well-being.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.

~Elizabeth Andrew

Dún na Sí - Volunteers 3
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Dún na Sí - Amenity Park
Dún na Sí - Sensory Painting

Service users from St. Hilda’s Moate and Athlone, Transition Students from Moate Community School and Moate Men Shed are involved in ongoing projects to develop and maintain  the Park. This is an immense opportunity for skill development and social integration and inclusion for all.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is committed to working with our local community and the wider locality to improve the social and economic life of people living in our area. The Park is also a major focal point to source information and advice on tourist information, employment, training and further education.

The park has played a major role in the generation of a strong community spirit in Moate, which saw the town win the overall National Pride of Place award in 2016. Such community spirit and relatedness encourages greater loyalty to local businesses.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Dun na Si, contact us to discuss the opportunity!

Dún na Sí - Heritage and Amenity Park - Volunteer Awards
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