DANGEROUS BREEDS OF HUMANS
Clúid are working closely with Meath County Council to ensure a positive mix of tenure; including older people, families, single people, and people with disabilities
In a piece to the Meath Chronicle Alan presented his apocalyptical vision of what was to come:
"In 10 years time, will this estate in Archerstown, Ashbourne next to Ashbourne Golf Club and White Ash Park be an additional no-go area riddled with drugs, burnt out cars, high levels of state dependency and crime?"
In his self-promotional leaflet delivered to Ashbourne Residents this week, Alan answered his own question with:
"Estates similar to this one in Dublin and elsewhere in Meath have proved to encourage unemployment black spots, antisocial behaviour and a 'them and us' mentality that we do not want to promote in Ashbourne"
Contrary to this hick hiding behind a haystack with pitchfork in hand yelling "Strangers a comin'" image of Ashbourne evoked by Alan's fears, Ashbourne is a great place. We are a hugely diverse community. My neighbours and friends hark from places as far scattered as Dublin, Thailand, Estonia, Poland, America and on and on. In a very short period, our community has grown from a sleepy village to a substantial stand alone Town fifteen minutes from the M50. There are already about 3,000 houses in Ashbourne, 67 more beside the golf club won't tip us over into Armageddon. There is no 'them and us' area in Ashbourne, you can walk through anywhere you want at any time you want, without fear.
You won't meet a boy with a banjo on the way in, you'll meet a solid welcoming community, so come on over, we're happy to have you.