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The Sodcast – Episode 8

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or – as always you can subscribe or/ and listen to the podcast via iTunes.

Alternatively you can subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 7 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

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Had a facsimile this week [?!!] asking for my online contact details….. no I’m not making it up. [hello Denis and Mary 🙂 ] See below.

On a seperate note…. For all the reasons of self promotion [it is my weblog after all… 😉 ] – yes I do do small gardens makeovers, overhauls and changes to the existing small, medium or large gardens – in fact anything to do with gardens – I am your man. If you are in need of that extra bit of [green outdoors derived] smile to your day – you can of course contact me on:

On The Blog This Week:

Images for The Podcast:

This Weeks Oddities:

And Finally:

I told you…. 😀

And this courtesy of Mark Little. Amazing image of Dublin …

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This Sodcast comes to you with very special thanks to South Tipperary Biodiversity Forum – making Tipperary a great place-to-bee 😉

Ladies View, Killarney

No this not a postcard. This is the view from what is known a Ladies View, In Killarney. It is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to in my life.

People say Ireland can be expensive – well this is as easy as a picnic, if you chose to do it that way and it is one of the few things in this country that the government cannot put a tax upon. Personally, I would [and will] sit looking at this for days.

I made it here because I took the road less travelled. I got lost, intentionally – and was so happy that I did. From Killarney town it took me approximately 4 hours in total to get to Macroom in Cork. To put in context it only took me about one hour on the way over 😉 The reason it took so long is that I stopped everywhere.

To be honest I found it hard trying to pick out just one photograph of my journey. I will go back. Sooner than I thought. When you do – don’t bring a sat nav. You’ll thanks me for it. I promise. Instead swap it for a poetry book.

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This was the journey from Conavee to Killarney…..

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getting to the NMTT family gardeners weekend

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Have you read all about the event thats taking place this weekend at The National Garden Exhibition Centre. The one you have been donating to so kindly so you can have some peace and quiet in Ireland for a little 😆

Here’s how you get there

By DART
get the DART to bray and then Dublin Bus 184 from outside the DART station you will need to hop off at Burtons 4×4 garage and from there a 3 minute walk [approx] will bring you to Kilquade Church which is directly opposite the Garden Exhibition Centre.

By Bus
Bus Eireann bus number 133 from the City Centre will leave you a 1 mile walk away from the National Garden Exhibition Centre

By Car/ motorbike/ bicycle/ very long walk
If you  have a sat nav here are the co ordinates to the Garden Exhibition Centre.
53.111132,-6.090202

map to garden exhibition centre

map to garden exhibition centre

If you don’t have satellite navigation. Here are the directions. I took them with Dublin Airport as the starting point.

If you don’t live in Dublin Airport 😉 Just click here and add in your own place of departure. Time from Dublin Airport is about 41 minutes by car.

Dublin Airport
Co. Fingal, Ireland
1. Head south toward Swords Rd
75 m
2. Continue straight
0.3 km
3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
0.5 km
4. Slight left at Dublin Rd

Go through 1 roundabout
0.9 km
5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1 ramp
0.7 km
6. Merge onto M1
1.1 km
7. At junction 1, take the M50 exit to N81/N4/N11/N3/N7/N2
0.4 km
8. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto M50

Partial toll road
38.8 km
9. Continue on M11
3.7 km
10. Continue on N11
10.7 km
11. Turn left toward New Russian Village (signs for Cill Chomhaid/Kilquade)
0.8 km
12. Slight right at New Russian Village

Destination will be on the right
0.3 km
National Garden Exhibition Centre

If you can’t go – maybe you know someone who can or who could help out on the day. You can make an online donation securely [click here]. Or if you have a blog/ a twitter/ a FB/ a newspaper/ a radio –  you could repost this – it really is so very much appreciated :)

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st. stephens green – faiche stiabhna

one of my favourite parks. I have always gone here. The memories for me start as a child; to my first girlfriend and now as [ahem?]…. as an elder. I really do love St Stephens Green. Steeped in history [great info on all things dublin here] it is not just a beautiful park for the horticultural enthusiast [and superbly well looked after for that matter] but it is unusually one where I find I can relax. That for me, where ‘green’ of any form is concerned [after working hours you appreciate], is deserved of great applause.

Outside of that the 9 hectares and 3.5km of walkways, mature trees and the fact that two minutes later one could be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Dublin City Centre makes it a little gem.

I was in most recently last week for a meeting and rather than walking from grafton street through the pedestrian traffic to merrion square… i walked through the park; sat watching the ducks, where we shared my lunch. A marshy common until 1663 St stephens Green history, it seems, it best noted here…