A new community park – which includes allotments, a seated area, a small play area, a space for artists and a sculpture by Maurice Harron – is to open this week in Creggan.
The Pat Mulkeen Garden has been developed by Creggan Enterprises Ltd and Groundwork NI at the upper Eastway entrance to Ráth Mór.
The opening ceremony, coordinated by the Hive Studios, will take place between 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm on Friday, April 11, and will include music from local and international artists.
Creggan Enterprises Development Executive Conal McFeely said: “The process for the design and layout of the garden involved detailed consultation with local organisations and groups, which included day centres, nursery schools and the 50-Plus Club.
“We have completely transformed an area of waste land into a beautiful biodiversity garden. Creggan Enterprises wishes to acknowledge the young people who assisted them in delivering this new addition at the entrance to the Ráth Mór Centre.
“It is a privilege to commemorate Pat Mulkeen’s life and work, and contribution to Creggan, with this venture. The garden will be a creative space, which we hope the entire community will use and enjoy for generations.”
Pat Mulkeen was well known in Derry for her work in community development, the arts and education.