New Round Tower Visitor Centre, Brú Chrónáin officially opened by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty
Cllr. Paul Gogarty, Mayor of South Dublin County officially opened the new €4 million visitor centre in the heart of Clondalkin Village in the presence of the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, local Councillors, Oireachtas Members and members of the local community on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.
This new facility involved a significant investment by South Dublin County Council and comprises of the conservation and refurbishment of five derelict 19th Century Mill Cottages and a modern extension to the rear. The Round Tower Centre is a vibrant hub for visitors to enjoy and explore, with beautiful gardens front and rear and a new civic plaza which re-engages the site with is historic core. The building houses an interactive exhibition, café and retail area. The project is one of the most significant new attractions to open in South Dublin County in recent years, potentially attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Daniel Mc Loughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, described it as a “wonderful new cultural and heritage destination” which will support the development and regeneration of Clondalkin, and make a huge contribution to the local economy.