Plants and Wildflowers within 2km of my home
A brief overview of some of the challenges that exist in relation to plantation forestry in the UK and ROI.
Who needs supermarkets? Panic buying in the face of the COVID 19 Pandemic has proven that many feel extremely vulnerable by their dependency on the shops. On the positive side, by supporting and encouraging a diversified range of Irish farming and horticultural activities we provide ourselves with an important cushion during any crisis: a resilient … Continue reading Who needs supermarkets?
The growth of community energy generation and supply in Ireland.
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...