The Start of Our Community Mapping Project

We are trying to improve our knowledge of our local community and to participate in it’s resources in a more proactive way. As a starting point we decided to simply take a walk from our centre, in Lissenhall, to our local town of Swords. We are creating our own community map. Here are some of the places and things that we noted down while on our walk.

 One of the first things that we wanted to note were the improvements that have been made around the grounds of our centre.  A new footpath has been created and the bus stop has been moved and renovated. This has created a safer environment for us to be able to use public transport and get out into our community.

Outside the grounds of our centre there is a busy dual carriageway. When we are walking to and from town we always use the footbridge.

After we crossed the bridge we walked through the park. This park has sports pitches and a skatepark. We really enjoyed looking at the colourful graffiti.

From there, we walked into the park behind Swords Castle. A group from our centre use the tennis facilities here with ‘Swords Lawn Tennis Club’.

 The castle grounds are beauty.

We had a look inside the castle. There has been some wonderful renovation work completed on the castle over the last few years.

Just outside the castle are two of the most important bus stops for us in Swords. We can get connecting buses to and from Dublin City Centre, Santry, Donabate, Rush & Lusk (to name just a few) from here.

The Fingal Co. Council building is also across from the castle.

While on our walk we decided to note down some of the facilities that we use, in Swords, in relation to our money and savings.

The Central Support Office, which is also near the castle in the Castle Shopping Centre, is a great facility which is already utilised by many of us here in EVE Estuary.

Many of us here love to shop and go to the cinema. Swords has a great variety of shopping facilities and ‘Movies @ Swords’ in ‘Swords Pavilion’ is a wonderful cinema.


To highlight our community mapping project, we have decided to create our own map of Swords as part of the arts module.

We have also created a Google Map document and have highlighted some of our points of interest on it.

We will continue to add to this over time.


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About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.

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