Garristown the Jewel in North County Dublins Treasure Chest
Garristown is an attractive village with a distinct rural ambience located in the North-West of County Dublin. It is one of a network of rural villages in North Fingal that function as local centres servicing the agricultural hinterland of this part of the county. The Community Council had the foresight to acquire the former Garristown VEC School in 1987and renovate it for use as a Community Centre. The Community Council facilitates its use principally for Community Groups, but also Commercial Groups, raises funds and maintains the Centre in first class condition. The Council meets in the community centre on the second Thursday of each month at 21.00hrs and welcomes involvement from anyone in the community. The Community Council is run and managed by a committee of volunteers who are elected at their AGM (click Co. Co. Committee button on left)
Garristown Gets its Defibrillator
Garristown Community Council, GFC, Gun Club, Historical Society and the ICA have funded the purchase of a Primedic Defibrillator that can be used to resuscitate a heart beat in the case of sudden cardiac arrest. The device performs an automatic ECG analysis within 12 seconds and decides whether a Defibrillation (electric pulse) is necessary which is administered by pressing a button when instructed by the equipment.
The ideal place to locate the equipment would be on an external wall so that access time is minimised. However we have not been able to find a secure vandal free location. Hence it has been located in the Community Centre on a temporary basis, to the left of the main hall door.
To make the unit operational from Friday 8th June, 2 local people (both nurses) have kindly offered to make themselves available to operate the equipment in the event of an emergency. They will have keys to the Community Centre and their mobile numbers will be posted onto the Garristown Community Centre Website www.garristown.com and displayed at the Centre.
Approximately 15 people have been trained in its use but these will receive a refresher course plus CPR training before they will be put on the list of trained users.
In the event of an emergency time is of the essence as each minute that passes following cardiac arrest reduces the persons chance of surviving by 7% - 10%!!!
Please pass on this information to all interested parties. More information is available on:
www.primedic.de/ (and click on 'English' version)
Temporary Defibrillator Procedure - Goes Live Friday June 8th 2007
1. Ring for ambulance - 999
2. Contact Trained User and give location of Patient
Approx 10 more people will be added to the ‘Trained User’ list when refresher defibrillator and CPR training completed
Will put defibrillator on external wall if we can find one secure enough – suggestions welcome
This is a voluntary service and no liability attaches to any group or individual involved in delivering the service.
GARRISTOWN REVISITED - We need your Old Pictures!!!
Following some very interesting pictures supplied by Dickie Murray we have decided to develop a picture gallery of 'OLDER' Garristown pictures that reflect the environment and people of previous years. If anyone has any pictures they would like put on the gallery that will be accessed through this website please contact Malcolm Lewis (086-2464617) or Paul Connell (086-8122502). We can scan the pictures and return the originals or you can supply jpeg files to us on CD's or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .Dickie Murray's brother Joseph"JODY"Murray who was nursery foreman in the Botanic Gardens and who was also a keen photographer sadly passed away recently and we offer our sympathy.For some ideas of what we are after,CLICK ON PICTURE GALLERIES AND THEN ON GARRISTOWN RE-VISITED.
- Community Council Meeting - Next meeting Thursday 12th July 2007 at 9.00pm in the Community Center and every subsequent second Thursday of the month.
- Historical Society Trip - Garristown Historical Society has its annual day out on June 30th which this year sounds particularly interesting with a very topical trip to Stormont in Belfast followed by a cruise between the Tall Ships on the Lagan. Anyone interested should contact Eileen Neylon at 087-4192441
- Craft Classes - start on Wednesday 13th September - Contact Elaine Finnegan 086-6042640
- Cubs - Started on Monday 11th September at 7.15pm and each successive Monday
- Childrens Playgroup - Held in the Community Centre on Wednesdays 10.00- 12.00 - Contact Edel on 087 6415940
- Ballet Classes
Ballet Classes are due to start in September 2007 - please contact Orla Cahalane at 087-2989793 for details
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