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2016: Temple Street Childrens Hospital, You, Me, Inis Mor and A Half Marathon

This coming April 8 – 10th, 2016 I am again heading for another Temple Street Half Marathon on the fantabulous island of Inis Mór – it’s just off the edge off Galway – there are some more images below.

The reasons why Temple Street is so close to my heart slightly to one side, this year hopefully will be my 6th to run, sprint, crawl somehow complete the half marathon on Inis Mór for Temple Street Childrens University Hospital.

As noted the last year and two:

Chatting this morning, the suggestion was that I could have opted out, that I’m busy with work and that haven’t I done it for the last 3 [now 4] years. But there’s also the argument for my being lucky [is that even the right word to use ?], that a bit perspective in a world gone mad isn’t such a bad thing and a very strong case for doing something to give a little back.

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Happy Christmas and Happy, New Year 2016

I’ve always done one of these videos. I’m not too sure why but, maybe a little like sprouts, mince pies and aftershave adverts, the metaphors of which I will never fully understand; it simply has to be.

In the meantime, thank you for being part of my 2015. The coffee pot is always on.

Chat soon,
Peter

peter donegan, horticulture ireland magazine, 2015

Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Half Marathon, Inis Mor 2015

peter donegan, kevin rowe, inis mor, temple street

We all have our reasons in life for doing things. The reasons why Temple Street is so close to my heart aside for now [my number is below if you wish to chat/ coffee], this year hopefully will be my 5th year to run, sprint, crawl complete the half marathon on Inis Mór for Temple Street Childrens University Hospital.

As noted last year:

Chatting this morning, the suggestion was that I could have opted out, that I’m busy with work and that haven’t I done it for the last 3 [now 4] years. But there’s also the argument for my being lucky [is that even the right word to use ?], that a bit perspective in a world gone mad isn’t such a bad thing and a very strong case for doing something to give a little back.

I know as a business you may like a little return for your dollars and should that be the case; there does exist this garden blog and my dashing good looks and there’s also a garden radio show and podcast (also award winning) that has covered the journey [horticulturally] every single year. And I’m open to suggestions. Read more

Gerry Kelly Talks To Peter Donegan: The Late Lunch LmFm Radio 95.8

peter donegan, garden radio, gerry kelly, late lunch lmfm

Thursday October 9th, I was on LmFm’s PPI award winning radio show The Late Lunch with all round happy fellow and nice guy Gerry Kelly. It was unsual for me to be the far side of the mic and morseo that Gerry went all the way back to where, how and just why it all started for me. Interesting – I’m told, all good and a real genuine pleasure.

Thanks Gerry and Louise. Enjoyed that 😉

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Garden Talk: Castlepollard Gardening Club, Co. Westmeath

castlepollard gardening club

I was genuinely honoured to be invited to give a talk with Castlepollard Gardening Club which, takes place Thursday 25th September, 2014.

It’s been pretty fine weather garden making and the last talk I did at Dublin Garden Festival and Christchurch Cathedral back in June of this year in mind, I guess my wee hiatus from talking [?], leaves me very much looking forward to this one.

Of note (maybe), I’m not that used to there being any sort of no entry fee to hear me speak, which I’m sure may sound a little cocky of me; or, maybe that’s just what I’m used to. Then again I’ve never had to pay to hear me speak. Either or, here’s whatchoo need to know.

The talk will last about an hour or so and Shirley tells me there will be tea and cakes after and also I will be hanging on for as long as is necessary to answer any questions. Recommended accomodation as a by the way is The Hotel Castlepollard.

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