On Thursday March 7th 2013 the North Wall Education and Welfare Group will officially launch the report, The Boundary Wall. The research contained in this report presents to the reader a valuable insight into the lives and educational experiences of a community that is often much discussed but rarely, if ever, truly understood.
The Boundary Wall documents one of Ireland’s most marginalised communities without a narrow preoccupation upon the disadvantages and external stigmas that exist towards this community. Rather what this report achieves is to give voice to what is a deeply homogenous community which remains close-knit.
In giving voice to the residents in this manner what the author Deirdre McCarthy encapsulates perfectly is a community all too aware of their own reality.
There is a looming shadow which hangs over the report in the sense that when one begins to fully comprehend the scale of inequality that exists in the North Wall area the realisation dawns that this community quite literally operates in the shadows of the Irish Financial Services Centre.
The Boundary Wall will be officially launched on Tuesday 5th of March at 11am in St. Laurence O’Toole’s Boy’s School Seville Place. Guest of Honour at the launch will be Professor Kathleen Lynch of UCD who throughout her life has portrayed a deep and long standing commitment to the understanding and promotion of equality and social justice both in Ireland and globally.