After a different week of sorts last week [and today 😉 ] Last Friday saw Ballybougals first poker classic take place in the old school hall.
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
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.
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.
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.
Co. Fingal, Ireland
|Head south toward Swords Rd
|At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
|Slight left at Dublin Rd
Go through 1 roundabout
|At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1 ramp
|Merge onto M1
|At junction 1, take the M50 exit to N81/N4/N11/N3/N7/N2
|At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto M50
Partial toll road
|Continue on M11
|Continue on N11
|Turn left toward New Russian Village (signs for Cill Chomhaid/Kilquade)
|Slight right at New Russian Village
Destination will be on the right
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
the guide to the event:
- How to get to the Garden Exhibition Centre – click here
- Make a donation online to the Fundraiser- click here
- the line up and times for the w/e
- Any further information – to contact peter – click here
- for those who attend and have blogs/ twitter/ etc please can you tag your stories and videos with the hashtag #NMTTgarden
and what a fantastic weekend its lining up to be…. please if you have a blog/ a twitter/ a FB/ a newspaper/ a radio – can you repost this – it really is so very much appreciated 🙂
If you can’t go – maybe you know someone who can or who could help out on the day… to make an online donation securely – click here
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th of September 2009 sees some of Irelands top horticulturalists come together at the Garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade to raise awareness and funds for Peter Donegan to travel to South Arica in what is his third year building community gardens. 28 stunning sample gardens, cream cakes and great coffee, pet arena, garden guest speakers with Q& A sessions and live music and a host of activities for family and children. All for the price of a donation.
Because of your 10 cents, your 10 euro or even your very much appreciated 10 minutes I have managed to go there for the last 2 years. This year, this November I’m going again. The event above is gonna be a jam packed family day out with soooooo much to do and plenty for the gardener, the non gardener or the wannabe gardener…. Take a look at what the garden of hope team managed last year….
here’s a taster of what will be on offer and a little information on the charity….
it’s going to be held in the garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade which is already an amazing place here’s some of what they have to offer….
not only that…. but the very kind gentlemen of The Riptide Movement – a band that are booked to play support for none other than Fleetwood Mac in the o2 😆 are coming along on the Sunday to play some tunes from their debut album….
I’ll keep you updated here….. btw… you can also stick a big fat cheque in an envelope – donate your time or whatever you got going 😉 and or you can click here and throw in your few cents.
I hope to see you there. Thank you 🙂
I want to thank all of you who raised, donated [no matter how much] or simply gave me your couple of spare shillings, for my second journey with The Niall Melon Towship Trust. This will be my second year travelling to Cape Town. Thank you all. If not to me for the charity. Bulaidh bós – you deserve applause!
To this I must and should thank those who helped me. I had to raise €5,000. This is how it was done, with *your* help.
There was of course the ladies who did the mini marathon for me and raised over €710. Ladies, from my heart, I thank you.
There was also a client who, on her behalf, Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd donated the entire paid invoice. This raised €2750.
There were those who purchased tickets for the Gardeners Ball, an amazing night, made more special by those who I spent it with. We really had ‘a ball’ at that one! Half the money from the ticket price of €250 went towards my journey. This raised €750.
There were those who gave me VIP tickets in exchange for a very large pink boat. I bought these myself for recently married friends [i couldn’t get a higher bidder]. This raised €790, the balance of the account.
All that’s left to say really is… thank you [all] for being a friend
Individuals: Helen & Noel O’ Dwyer; Derek O’ Dwyer; Sean & Frances Gordon, Siobhan & John Farrell; Liz Matthews; Mary & Lilly Yu [my niece]; Jackie Donegan; Kathleen & John Friel; Noel & Stephanie; Michael & Nicola Nugent; Paul & Emer Kenny; [little] Sarah O’Dwyer [if there is anyone else please email me and i’ll add you to the list]
Companies: Packing Machine Solutions; Niamh Butler Architects; Electric Picnic c/o Pod Concerts Ltd; the staff of Iarnród Eireann and the staff of Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd.