A shopping mall in south-east Wales has been transformed into an all-female community.
The community centre has been installed in the village of Ansonias in Co Meath, just north of the town of Wrexham, and was unveiled by its first director, the local community association.
The centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Ansonia has a population of about 300 people, with more than 100 women taking up residence, according to the community association, who said it was aiming to have its first female-only centre in Wales open by the end of the year.
“It’s the only mall that has been able to do this because it’s got a great community,” Ansoniakas director of operations, Rosie Smith, told the BBC.
The mall’s new owner, the National Autonomous Corporation, said it would continue to work with the local government to build a community centre.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome the community into Ansoniala,” said the corporation’s chief executive, Nigel Smith.
“Ansonialas is an extraordinary place to live, and we are very excited that this has now been done in such a way that we can share the experience of Anonia with our visitors.”
I want to congratulate the community and the people of Anonsia for their wonderful work and commitment.
“A community centre was built at Ansoniae Mall in Wales.
The centre is expected to open by December.