Remembering our hero – Garda Tony Golden
On October 11, 2015 Garda Anthony (Tony) Golden was killed in the service of his country. The Anthony Golden Community Trust was established in 2016 to develop a community park and gathering hub in his memory, and located in the community where he grew up. The project will provide recreational opportunities for a fast growing area, while also serving as a fitting memorial to a local hero.
The rural locality in which Anthony grew up has changed to one where there is a proliferation of residential property development, but which lacks the required recreational facilities.
The trust urgently needs to raise €90,000 ($110,000) to purchase a seven acre site for the development of the park and hub. Once the land has been purchased the trust will have access to Government and European grants to assist in the development of this recreational, sporting and social hub for the people of Ballina and North Mayo.
Local and Garda force instigated fundraising events have so far generated a substantial sum, and this appeal is to raise the balance, an estimated €35,000 ($43,000)