NÍ NEART GO CUR LE CHÉILE (There Is No Strength Without Unity)
The project NÍ NEART GO CUR LE CHÉILE (There Is No Strength Without Unity), relates to a site in Cabinteely, Dublin, bought by Roadstone Ltd in 1967, to build a Ready Mix concrete factory on. In response, a group of young mothers picketed the site entrance and organised local residents to march on Dublin City Council, located in O’Connell Street at the time, in protest. After some negotiation Roadstone donated the land to the residents stipulating; “that it be used for the benefit of the community and not be built on”.
In 1969 residents set up The Cabinteely Cultural and Educational Centre to oversee the running of the site. Ní Neart go cur le Chéile was the official motto of the centre. It was the inaugural location for the Cabinteely Boy Scouts, and later became the Johnstown Pitch & Putt. For a period of time a Ladies Club, from Pottery Road, and a Men’s Club, from Sallynoggin, used the Johnstown Pitch & Putt for their events.
Over the last 6 years the site has lain dormant.
In this split-screen video NÍ NEART GO CUR LE CHÉILE we hear Ann Hackett, a local resident and an original member of The Cabinteely Cultural and Educational Centre tell the captivating story of this unique site.