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.
Continuous Cover Forestry consultant Paddy Purser and Chair of Pro Silva Ireland, Liam Byrne before presenting a statement to Joint Committee on Climate Action at the Oireachtas (Houses of the Irish Parliament), Dublin on behalf of Pro Silva Ireland. 11 December 2019. Photo: Cathy Fitzgerald. Pro Silva Ireland presented continuous cover forestry as a […] via … Continue reading Resilient Forestry at Leinster House — Pro Silva 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...
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