Taispeántas Déanta Muirín / Composting Demonstration
Beidh taispeántas déanta muirín ar siúl sna Tithe Gloine i gCill Ulta ar an Satharn 14ú Iúil ar bhuille a mheánlae. Seo uair a chloig eolais ag foghlaim faoi dhéanamh muirín as dramhaíl bhia. Laghdaigh an méid dramhaíl a chuirtear sa bhocsa brúscair sa bhaile agus déan muirín le cuir sa gharradh. Beidh bocsaí muirín de chuid na Comhairle Contae le díol fosta ar €13.00 an ceann. Tá an imeacht seo saor in aisce. There will be a composting demonstration at Na Tithe Gloine, Cill Ulta on Saturday 14th July at mid-day. This is an information hour of learning how to make compost from food waste. Reduce the amount of waste that goes into the rubbish bin at home and make compost for your garden. County Council compost bins will also be on sale at €13.00 each. This event is free. A eagrú ag an grúpa timpeallachta MEAS as Gort a’ Choirce. Tuilleadh eolais : www.meas-it.com nó 087-6111524.
The environment group MEAS Iarthuaisceart are asking people to use weedkiller sparingly. It seems to be the growing trend in our local countryside now where we see large swathes of ground and numerous verges and drains with the ugly colour of burnt orange during the summertime… We would say that the spraying of footpaths and around buildings is more than enough use of this poison. Weedkiller was not developed to spray on large open areas such as whole fields and along the verges of roads and in drains. This chemical not only ‘kills off’ the ‘weeds’ (these so-called weeds are essential to certain ecosystems) but it also kills off every living thing in the area of soil that was sprayed i.e. insects above AND below ground including the humble earthworm. If birds or little creatures such as the pygmy shrew eat these dead insects will they not be infected too? The weedkiller basically sterilises the ground and leaves it completely baron. We are also concerned that this ‘practice’ may be having an effect on the bee population. Bees such as bumble bees, burrowing bees as well as honey bees are very important to farmers and all food growers as they are the crucial link between the flowering plants and pollination which then produces the fruit, vegetables and certain crops that human beings need to survive. There is no other creature that does this vital job. The bee populations of the world are in decline and we feel that the spraying of weedkiller is not helping the matter. Since it is a man made chemical and is classed as a ‘poison’ the weedkiller may also affect the health of both animals and humans. We feel it should only be used as a last resort and not the lazy way to clear large areas of ground. Please use weedkiller sparingly! www.meas-it.com
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Léirsiú náisiúnta i mBÁC, Dé Céadaoin 18ú Iúil, 5in. Mórshiúil go dtí’n Dáil.
National protest in Dublin, Wednesday 18th July, 5pm. Marching to the Dáil.
Léirsiú ar an Aoine 13ú Iúil, 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh.
Protest on Friday 13th June, 12 midday at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach.
Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Bring non-political posters.
Ballraíocht feachtais ar fáil fosta. Campaign membership also available.
Buíochas le achan duine a bhíonn i láthair ag na léirsuithe seachtainiúil.
Thanks to everyone who attends the weekly protests.
An chéad cruinniú pleanála eile ar an Satharn 14ú Iúil in Óstán Loch Altan ar 1in.
Next organising meeting on Saturday 14th July in Óstán Loch Altan at 1pm.
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