Noticeboard June 2015

Summer Evening Walks for All: Wednesdays at 6:30pm. 1 July: Dartrey Forest.  8 July: Jenkins Lough. Meeting Point at Bottle Bank, McNally’s Car Park, Monaghan Town Centre. Please car share.  Organised by Knockatallon Ramblers and Monaghan Sports Partnership.

Co Monaghan Community Well-Being Survey Results: The results of the recent PPN (Public Participation Network) Survey are now available at www.ppnmonaghan.ie.

Local Farmers Markets: Ballybay Farmers Market, The Square, Ballybay on Fridays, 10am – 12 noon. Monaghan Farmers Market, Front of Monaghan Town Courthouse on Fridays, 10am – 2pm. See www.loveyourlocalmarket.ie.

Monaghan GIY Visit to Killygoan Allotments: tomorrow Friday, 26 June at 7.30pm.  Meeting point at top of Woodview in Killygoan. Guest speaker is Michael O’Hare who will discuss Biodiversity and will give a tour of the allotments. Also seed and seedling swap.All welcome.

Get Involved 2015 – A Community Sustainability Initiative (Supported by Local Newspapers): Competition with prize fund of €12,000.  See www.get-involved.ie or page 18 of The Northern Standard of 21 May.

Organic Centre Courses, Rossinver:   Saturday, 27 June (1) Weeds, Weeding and Eating – with Hans Wieland (2) Natural Cosmetic Making. Sunday, 28 June: Darina Allen Cookery Demo. Upcoming courses: (1) Aromatherapy for Gardeners (2) Home Preserving : Traditional and Modern Methods. (3) Grow Your Own Fruit – Summer Workshop. See www.theorganiccentre.ie.

Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action, (International Conference):  22 June – 23 June, Maynooth University. Keynote speakers include Mary Robinson and Bill McKibben. Booking at www.trocaire.org/climate-justice-2015

Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities (Conference):   Wednesday, 24 June (9:30am- 4pm) in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. See www.goodenergiesalliance.com.

John’s Day – International Festival: Saturday, 27 June at 3pm at Ballybay Wetlands Centre. See John’s Day/LIGO/Summer Festival on Facebook.

Aghairourke Ramble, Legnabrocky, Enniskillen: Saturday, 27 June, 10am – 12.30pm. Booking essential. Email amy.colvin@rspb.org.uk or tel 048 9049 1547. See  www.fermanaghlakelands.com/Events

Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities (Conference):  Ireland, Wednesday, 24 June (9:30am 4pm) in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. See www.goodenergiesalliance.com.

Summer Events at Marble Arch Caves Geopark, Co Fermanagh. Includes some family events. See ‘Events’ at www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com.

Making Better Decisions (Ecotherapy Hedge School Event): Sunday, 28 June, in Southwest Dublin. See www.walkinniu.ie

SEAI Schools ‘Exploring our Energy Programme’: ‘In-school’ teacher workshops available from September.  See ‘Your School’ at www.seai.ie.

An Spud off Mór: South Monaghan Potato Growing & Tasting Competition: Saturday, 4 July in JJ Cunningham’s Loft, Carrickmacross beginning at 1pm.  A Transition Monaghan event. See www.transitionmonaghan.org or contact Conan on 086 0641864.

 

The Sustainability Gathering: Capital Working for Sustainability: Wednesday, June 24 in Dublin Castle. See www.platinumevents.ie

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