Minister Alex White, Labour TD for Dublin South attended the official re-opening of Airfield Farm in Dundrum alongside his colleagues Cllr. Lettie McCarthy and Cllr. Grace Tallon.

“I was delighted to attend the official re-opening of Airfield farm after three years of extensive refurbishment and development.

“Airfield farm is a wonderful amenity for the people of Dublin South, particularly children, as it offers a recreational and educational example of a working farm in the heart of urban life.

“Airfield farm hopes to welcome thousands of pre-school, primary and secondary school students from across Dublin South and beyond for active, hands-on learning activities that celebrate food, farming and the natural world.

“This will give many children their first encounter with farming and allows them to enjoy a beautiful and relaxed outdoor environment, away from the classroom.

“Airfield farm includes a milking parlour, dairy, ornamental gardens, 3 acre food display gardens and food production tunnels that supply the kitchens of the brand new Overends café.

“It’s wonderful that Airfield’s doors have re-opened to the public as the Summer months approach and I encourage everyone to avail of this exceptional public space.

“I was particularly interested to see the archives of the Overend sisters being so creatively brought to life. It’s fascinating to learn what life was like for the Overend sisters. They were incredible women who travelled the world, won rally driving competitions around Ireland and helped the returning soldiers of World War One.

“The Overend sisters committed much of their energy to the garden and working farm. They established Airfield’s not-for- profit charitable trust in the mid-1970s and generously bequeathed the estate to the people of Ireland.”