Jessica Heale photographs the Cherry Orchard Equine, Education and Training Centre – set up in 2003 to tackle issues of employment, education and training in the Dublin suburbs
Words by Jessica Heale
With the two prisons that overshadow it, Cherry Orchard is classed as an area of deprivation within the suburbs of Dublin. In 2003, the Cherry Orchard Equine, Education and Training Centre was set up to tackle the issues of employment, education and training that is prevalent in the local area. With a long heritage of keeping horses ingrained in the local community, the centre provides a wide variety of services developed around equine-assisted activities aimed at engaging young people with training and education beneficial to their futures. Despite the underlying problems in the surrounding area, the centre displays core values of fun and humour entwined with a strong sense of community.
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