St Aidan's Park at Brookfield in Tallaght is a specially built halting site for the Traveller community.
Following a consultative survey with the Travelling Community, St Aidan’s Park was opened in May 1986. Dublin County Council provides a site where ten families now live with access to clean running water, electricity, a waste disposal service and a community centre.
Margaret Casey says that the families have settled in well to the new facility which is a vast improvement to the one on which they had previously lived.
Bill Fleming from Brookfield Residents Association describes the project as a success, for both the Traveller families and the settled community,
...Any apprehensions or fears that the local community had at the time has been laid to rest with the opening of the site here...we get on really well.
The settled community remains wary of Travellers, but Dublin County Council representative Michael Galvin urges people to be open to the Travelling Community, as the reputation that Travellers may have does not apply to the majority of them.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 January 1987. The reporter is Una O'Hagan.