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The SodShow – Dublin Garden Radio – Sept 2nd 2011

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

The SodShow – Dublin Garden Radio Podcast – Sept 2nd 2011 (mp3)

The SodShow – Fridays 3pm Live – Dublin City Fm

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With thanks to this weeks guest:

John Farrell of Atfar Construction starts off with an intro to a new weekly segment session talking all things hard landscaping.

And of course I will be talking all of the thing you can be doing in your garden this September.

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

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The Sodcast – Episode 29

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

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This Weeks Oddities:

The Early Days of the Dublin – Drogheda Railway Our speaker, Rev. Dr. Norman Gamble, a rail enthusiast, has studied the minute books of the railway company. His talk will cover the planning, construction and first four years operation of the railway.  Wednesday 9th March in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road at 8 pm. All welcome. Parking available.

The 19th Century Celtic revival and Celtic cross tombstones in Glasnevin Cemetry by Dr. Peter Harbison in Fingal Local Studies & Archives, Clonmel House, Forster Way, Swords, on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30 pm. Admission free. Tel. 8704486

If Maps Could Talk by Richard Kirwan former Director of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland. The talk is taking place on Wed 30th March at 7pm in Rush Library. The event is free to all, but it is important to book a place. You can do so by calling 01-8708414

And Finally:

Recorded at the Fingal Folk Club, what a nice way to end the podcast…. this will be playing over the weekend whilst I sit on the lawn on Sunday and have a cup of tea with my daughter 😉

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nice people who deserve a mention….

First up….. I asked a while ago if your product was amazing and Irish

In Ireland it seems we still operate [to an extent…] by the ‘do you know someone who does…..‘ rule. Sometimes I come across these poeple. Some have no websites. Some just don’t pop up too well when searching in google…. some a bit new or some just a bit Irish 😉

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Either or here’s a few that I found in the last while that deserve a bit of a mention…

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  • Meadowsweet Apiaries Ltd
    Contact: Andrew Mc Guinness. Based in Offaly, Andrew had no website when I met him but his prices seem logic enough. Andrew produces honey & beeswax products and also supplies beekeeping equipment. Email: andrew [dot] mcguinness [at] hotmail [dot] com. Either that or call the Irish Beekeepers Association
  • Bird watch Ireland
    I spoke to Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland sometime ago now. Once again I found no website on the information leaflet I was given. You can however email info [at] birdwatchireland [dot] ie for further information
  • Rothe House Family Garden
    described as ‘an early 17th Century  Irish Merchants garden’ this is one on my must do list. Based in Parliament Street, Kilkenny the Rothe House and Gardens are privately owned by the Kilkenny Archealogical Society [KAS] and managed by the Rothe House Trust Limited. www.rothehouse.com
  • Irish Wildlife Trust.
    I’d met Joanne Pender of the irish wildlife trust back in June. Nice lady. Love their magazine. They can be contacted on their website www.iwt.ie
  • The Just Food Company
    Established in 2004 by Deidre Hilliard this amazing story of organic handmade food started as a stall at Middletons Farmers Market and is now a commercial kitchen. I met Deidre and fell in love straight away….. with her organic hummus and rocket pesto 🙂 Contact Just Food at www.justfood.ie
  • Botanic Greenhouse Company
    based in Donabate, North Dublin and managed by Eoin Hurley. I like the fact that these guys cater more specifically for the domestic market and cover all of Ireland. A nice guy and a straight talker. Take a look and see what you think…. then give hime a call 😉 www.botanicgreenhouses.ie
  • D.B. Painting & Decorating
    David behan. Another straight shooter. Another with no website. I said it before and I’ll say it again. One of lifes good guys. Needed a hand out recently. Dave stood up and was glad to do what he could. Gardens and features need painting too… 🙂 contact david behan painting 087 – 2551928
  • John Farrell
    a little like David above. I simply needed a little help and some good advice. I rang John and you might say he answered the call. A civil engineer. Owns Atfar Construction Ltd. Nice, honest and an all round good guy. Contact Atfar Construction via their website
  • John Friel
    B.D.F. commercials really only do big trailers… the ones with 16 wheels. Once again its the nicer guys in life who make thing go that little smoother. John was there when I asked for a little hand out with regards to my own one. Thanks John & Cáitlín 🙂 rivet guns are not something most landscapers own!
  • John Kenny
    absolutely zero to do with the landscaping industry. John’s business is a packing machine solutions company but once or twice I’ve asked and on all occasions answered. Thanks John for the loan of the angle grinder.
  • and finally to Adrian for the computer advice, Rebecca for the sketches, Paul for the timber help and Philip for the wi-fi assistance and the nice chats. Really apprecaited. Sincerely.

As a by the way this list was built up over a 3 month odd period. Usually garden advice plants and the barter rule apply… but sometimes its just nice to say thank you 🙂

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