Neighbours Day at Respond (the sun shone)

Respond celebrated European Neighbours’ Day in Dublin on the 23rd May and in Waterford on the 25th May.

2018-05-24_11-08-17-717Everyone had a fantastic day in High Park celebrating Neighbours Day and with a fantastic meal followed by face painting and 99 ice creams for everyone.

DSCN4918 (2)Respond also hosted a BBQ for Respond residents and staff at the community allotments located in Waterford . Jack Molly’s supplied the delicious food and Eamon the summer tunes. The sun shone and one resident commented that it was our best BBQ yet.


DSCN4980DSCN4972Respond has taken part in the pan-European Neighbours’ Day event since 2013. The festival itself is  now in its 18th year and has extended beyond European borders to be celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Since its launch in Paris in 2000, the party is celebrated around the world by millions of people – 1450 partner cities, housing organisations and associations are participating in over 36 countries with more than 30 million participants! The impressive development of Neighbours’ Day is living proof that the desire to promote a “better living together” has no borders!


Each year, Neighbours’ Day keeps on growing with new partners. The celebration is an opportunity to reconnect with the values of community and friendship that should be at the forefront of all neighbourly relations.DSCN4936



Posted: May 2018