The Sodcast – Epsiode 9

sodshow, garden podcast

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, 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 8 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

Visit the Repak recycle Week 2010 blog

I do of course make gardens amazing [no matter the budget]. 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:

Images For The Podcast:

Links For The Podcast:

Links for Shawna Coronado:

Links for the podcast

This Weeks Odddities:

This email from Renee Adolph

My back window faces a national forest (USA, Arizona) that was once lush with Ponderosa Pines until the Rodeo-Chediski fire of 2002 transformed it into a prairie…a beautiful prairie. This summer, that landscape is a blanket of small yellow sunflowers. Here’s my question. The flowers are always facing me.(east) (It’s a little unnerving – as though they’re an audience waiting for me to step out on my porch and entertain them!) Seriously though, they are not sun tracking – perhaps they did earlier in the summer; but, now their faces droop perenially to the east. Do you know why?

I like this travel guide to Dublin via my fellow Irish web Award nominees the amazing Irish Fireside

Dublin is bidding to become world design capital of 2014. Launch Tuesday 28th – thanks to the brilliant AJ for this one. I like Mr Lecraic’s weblog

Investigation under way after 5,000 mink freed from farm – by Genevieve Carbery and Stephen Maguire – this link courtesy Mamanpoulet note: Releasing and escaping are two very different things. There are mixed responses over on

Community Recycling Network Ireland are delighted to invite you to…

a one day conference on reuse and social enterprise at Ballymun Civic Centre. Topics on the day will include valuing social enterprise, reuse in practice, reuse in Europe and employment, training and social exclusion. Registrations / RSVP to by 29th September 2010


I’d like to do this….

It takes place in the Community Adult Education Centre, Swansnest Road, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5. The Centre provides a large number of day time courses. Thanks to Gerry McIntyre for this.

  • Course: Ancient Places & Sacred Sites [of Ireland]
  • Cost: €80.00
  • Duration: 10 week course
  • Phone: 01-8671845 (ask for Tara)
  • website:
  • Times of this particular couse: Mondays 9.30am to 11.00am


I mentioned it last year. It’s back again – National trails Day – this weekend Sunday October 3rd. It’s free. Throw himself outside and tell him to bring the kids…. 😉

The Howth Penisula Heritage Society Autumn Lectures All lectures take place at 8.00 p.m. in The Howth Angling Centre, West Pier. All are welcome. Non-members of the Society: €4 *my apologies to Dermot and Diarmuid, I lost my emails [long story] and should have included this in last weeks podcast.

  • Tues Sept 28 Comóradh 125 years of Gaelic Games in Howth : Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh
  • Tues Oct 26 Aspects of the History of Baldoyle/Howth : Michael Hurley
  • Tues Nov 23 Armistice Day in the Irish Free State : Dermot Quinn

And Finally:

How cool is Ireland… this was taken in Killiney


The Sodcast – Episode 3

sodshow, garden podcast

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, 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 2 of the garden podcast ?

On The Garden Blog This Week:

Photographs For The Podcast:

This Weeks Oddities:

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!



Whats On:

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.
Dermot also passed this onto me:

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

  • 24 AugustComparing urban Ireland with maps:  the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Sarah Gearty (RIA, Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project)
  • 7 SeptemberMapping towns in the Ulster Plantation Annaleigh Margey (University of Aberdeen / Trinity College Dublin)
  • 21 SeptemberJohn 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)