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On The Garden Blog This Week:
Photographs For The Podcast:
This Weeks Oddities:
- Sudden Oak Death courtesy Eoin Lettice
- fingal county council to introduce cow grazing to cut grass in local parks? via @lost expectation
- Dublin City Council give Gormley [green party] 2 fingers via paul duggan
- Deer steals mans wife via Dave Moore and Graham Linehan
- via green options - Pay $95 to go green for the day on a cruise
- @kenearlys is swimming the english channel to raise money for St James Hospital – this Friday!
Ever Been To:
This is the view from where I have been working all week. What you actually see is Irelands Eye…. Stunning! If you were to look to the left you would see Howth Marina. Go there. Worth it!
National Heritage Week – August 21st – 29th
heritage week @ sonairte in Co. Meath
- 1pm Walk & Talk: Sonairte’s history & architecture with Luk van Doorslaer
- 2pm Walk & Talk: Heritage fruit’n’veg with Horticulturalist Laura Turner
- 2.30 Nature Scavenger Hunt & kids activities with Botanist Emma Reeves
- 3pm Storytelling: Local Folklore &Tales of the Past with Margaret Downey
- 4pm Medieval Monastic Gardens, Digging up the Evidence with author & Archaeologist Geraldine Stout
With that in mind…. I got this email in from Dermot Quinn of the Howth Peninsula Heritage Society
In conjunction with the World Etchells Sailing Championships, being held in Howth Yacht Club, August 23-28, the Society is presenting a lecture for the visitors and other interested parties. This will take place on Tuesday August 24th, at 8 p.m. in the Howth Angling Centre (by kind permission). Diarmuid O Cathasaigh will speak on ‘Aspects of Howth’.All are most welcome.
We have pleasure in sending you details of our series of lunchtime lectures Mapping Urban Ireland which accompanies our exhibition of historical maps of Irish cities and towns, 3 August 2010 until 20 May 2011.
These free lectures take place on Tuesdays in the Meeting Room, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Lectures commence at 1.05 p.m. No booking is required. Further details available on www.ria.ie.
- 24 August: Comparing urban Ireland with maps: the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Sarah Gearty (RIA, Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project)
- 7 September: Mapping towns in the Ulster Plantation Annaleigh Margey (University of Aberdeen / Trinity College Dublin)
- 21 September: John Rocque’s Irish city maps: Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny and Armagh John Montague (RIA, Art and Architecture of Ireland Project)
- 5 October: “Thirty-four minutes, twenty seconds west of London”, Limerick: provincial city of maps Jennifer Moore (RIA, Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project / University of Limerick)