New Multi Use Games Area in city centre at Aldborough Place

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On Monday 14th April at 11 a.m. Councillor Lucy McRoberts, representing the Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, will unveil a plaque to mark the opening of a new Multi Use Games Area at Aldborough Place, off Portland Row, Dublin 1.

This Multi Use Games Area or MUGA as they have come to be known, comprises a floodlit all-weather tarmac surface which has been marked out and equipped to accommodate football and basketball.

The perimeter walls have been painted in anticipation of a sporting themed mural being painted during the Easter holidays by local children.

“I’m delighted to be here to launch this new Multi Use Games Area at Aldborough Place. The opening of this facility will undoubtedly greatly benefit the local community here in the North East Inner City. There is a real need for facilities of this type throughout the city, which promote health, fitness and play in conjunction with improving public spaces” said Councillor McRoberts.

This project was funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under the Sports Capital Programme 2012 and supplemented by funding from Dublin City Council for Public Realm improvements in the immediate area.

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Notes to the Editor

Works included the clearing of the site, resurfacing of the entrance road and the games area itself.  New public lighting, grounds lighting, perimeter fencing and netting were installed.  Some minor drainage works were also carried out. Three trees were planted outside the facility.
 

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