From the original hall built in 1970, an 18′ Stage was added in 1998 together with Changing Rooms and Showers for Sports participants.
In 2002 a Storage Shed was built behind the now expanded original premises and in 2008, the ‘Martin O’Gorman Suite’ was added to the hall to expand the hospitality space of the premises and named in memory of a very valued young Man of the area.
A commercial kitchen was added in 2011 together with a new Green Room for Drama use, Dressing Rooms and Toilets for Team Players and Referees.
All the extensions were funded by National Lottery Grants, Government Grants and Bank Borrowings which were and continue to be repaid from proceeds of the Annual Field Day and the annual Rosegreen Players Play.
Over the years, activities in the Community Hall include Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Card Games, Irish Dancing, Keep Fit Classes, Family Parties, Dances, American Tea Parties, School Concerts, Plays, Communion Parties, Funeral Gatherings, multiple Training Courses, Meetings etc..
The history of Rosegreen Development Association has not always been and is not about the Community Hall and Field alone…
Rosegreen Development Association Committees have always taken care of the Village and surrounding areas. They joined Rosegreen in Tidy Towns in 1998, and Committee members planted trees and flowers and cut grass in public areas and increased marks year on year. They started a campaign for traffic calming measures through the village, a campaign that continues today. They won public lighting for all the approach roads to the Village and improved footpaths and fought for improved Water Pressure. A major contribution to the Village is the improvements made to the Graveyard over the last twenty years which won County Council ‘Tidy Burial Grounds Awards’. Participation in Cashel’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 2000 and success ensued many years since.
Local Heroes are celebrated and honoured. Youth are encouraged to participate in Community events and to look out for each other. Senior Citizens of the area are celebrated and entertained at annual lunches and dinner dances.
Support is provided to local Meals on Wheels group, Chernobyl Children’s Fund, Scoil Chormaic and Scoil Aonghusa, Cancer Care Group/Daffodil Day, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Lourdes Fund.
Future plans of Rosegreen Development Association Limited include the progressing of major five year development plan for community field and hall to include a Walkway around the field perimeter, a children’s playground, a Men’s Shed, visually improved entrance to grounds, and on goes the story….
The story of Rosegreen success is due to all the volunteers over the past half century and even further back who have had community at the heart of their being and long may that success story continue – thank you for volunteering.