Belfast Telegraph

Celtic park 2000 opens

By Janet Devlin

A NEW community park the second of six planned to mark the millennium was opened in west Belfast today.

A NEW community park the second of six planned to mark the millennium was opened in west Belfast today.

Tir Na nOg Millennium Park cost £500,000 to construct and features play equipment, a five-a-side area and parkland with a strong Celtic theme.

The gates of the park, at Springhill Park off the Springfield Road, were painted by local artist Gerrard Kelly.

Clarawood in east Belfast has already been given a community park courtesy of the 'Belfast 2000 A City with a Landscape' project.

Belfast City Council and the Millennium Commission also plan two more parks at Lenadoon and Dover Street in the near future.

The two final parks are planned for Ardoyne Park in north Belfast and at Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park in the east.

Today's official opening was conducted by Councillor Eric Smyth, chairman of the council's parks committee. He then went on to open the new Ardoyne 'pitch and mitch' multi- sports area on the site of the former Ardoyne bus depot.

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