Four lines from GM Hopkins
How the protectionist policies of the Irish Free State in the 1920's helped to sow the seeds of the furniture manufacturing industry in Monaghan.
The Old Man of the Woods: a carving of Lord Kilbracken in the woods at Killegar House, Co Leitrim.
Words uttered by an Irish school boy and directed at the British establishment...
Cows spotted lingering mischievously in Leitrim which reminded me of the classic Gary Larson (of The Far Side cartoons)...
The pre-Christian tradition in Ireland of marking the traditional start of "Spring" on the 1st of February continues in Ireland. Some mark it by gathering wild rushes from fields and weaving them into crosses...
Forestry is an interest of mine - here's a training course in the forestry of the future ! Pro Silva Ireland is delighted to announce the running of a training course on early transformation to CCF in Sitka spruce plantations This is of particular relevance given the recent launch of the new Forest Service grant … Continue reading Pro Silva Ireland announces first training course for continuous cover forestry — Pro Silva Ireland
No, not the border fence between Ireland and Northern Ireland, no. Here we discuss tree species composition, forest adaptation and conversion towards more resilient forests! Deer management in silviculture is one of the crucial factors to consider, just like enough light for the seedlings and site conditions. And here are the fencing news from Ireland. […] … Continue reading New Fences in Ireland? — Resilience Blog
The mainstream narrative in Europe is that Brexit was a monumental mistake mothered by populism and sired by in house political power struggles and lots of other domestic tribulations in the UK. On the other hand the British have been discussing a withdrawal from Europe for decades so it'd be hard to attribute the whole … Continue reading Brexit: Madness or Forward Thinking?
I was drawn to this evergreen tree by the yellow buds on the tips of the branches and then spotted this: two shrubs growing up in the tree and I thought it worth sharing with the world 🙂 The larger leafy shrub is some kind of a laurel I suspect and the smaller one below … Continue reading Little Miracles of Nature: Two Shrubs in a Tree!