Getting soaked by Glencar waterfall!

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Glencar waterfall is situated near Glencar Lake, west of Manorhamilton.  Its beauty served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.

After a long seminar session in Grange, on the return journey to Drumshanbo, the EVS volunteers took the time to travel down the valley to see the marvelous Glencar waterfall that can only be viewed after a short lovely wooded walk from the car park.

It is a lovely place, where you can enjoy of the waterfalls while you get the blow of the breeze. A pleasant loop turns around leaving you in the car park. There, another of the charms of the valley is the view of the fascinating Crockauns Mountains, a Natural Heritage Area.

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Youth Eco Art Project in Manorhamilton

Want to do something different this summer?

Love Leitrim with the support of Young Friends of the Earth Ireland is organising a summer art and environment event for young people 14 to 18, starting 25th of June.

It includes 2 days of workshops and a week-end camp.

Check the poster for details and join!

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EVS Volunteers at Hustings debate

Saturday 13th February GEAI attended a political debate organised by Love Leitrim. It was an opportunity for Sligo/Leitrim Constituency’s candidates to express their position on fracking. The Irish General election will take place in two weeks and the electorate hopes for an engagement from candidates to ban hydraulic fracturing once elected.

GEAI members was accompanied by three EVS volunteers: Olga, Lisandra and Cédric. A perfect occasion for them to follow the electoral campaign.

With this Election and the Vote Frack Free campaign I started my EVS in a very interesting time. Saturday’s meeting was amazing and now I follow its impact during this campaign” declared Lisandra. “It was my first time to a political debate in Ireland and it was a great opportunity for me. Last year in Azores I was a member of a political party and Saturday I could compare the Irish political system with the Portuguese”.

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Cédric, Olga, Lisandra and Aedin

 

Election Hustings, Saturday 13, BeePark, Manorhamilton

 Pubic Meeting in Manorhamilton with general election candidates Feb 13th

Are you worried about the future of your area? Do you think the politicians hear your voice? Do you know what policies the current general election candidates have in regard to renewable energy, community based energy initiatives and their stance on implementing a ban on fracking?

Well, Love Leitrim, the North Leitrim based community group has arranged a pre- election event where all candidates in the up coming election will have an opportunity to share their views on these and related issues and the electorate has a chance to question them on those issues.

All Candidates are invited to debate fracking and future energy policy for the region.

This public meeting chaired by Johnny Gogan, chair of Love Leitrim will take place in The Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton on Sat Feb 13th at 8pm. Candidates will each have a few minutes to speak, followed by a question and answer session from the floor. Love Leitrim emphasizes the importance of attending this event and making an informed decision on Election Day re the sustainable future of the Sligo-Leitrim constituency which includes parts of South Donegal and West Cavan.

Here is the link to the most recent information on the EPA study: https://goodenergiesalliance.com/press-releases/

For further information: Johnny Gogan, chair Love Leitrim 086 3173075.

 

June 24: Behind the scenes

The event “Renewable Energies – Prosperous Communities” wouldn’t have been possible without the effort of all the Good Energies Alliance volunteers. GEAI has no paid staff so all our work relies on the selfless work of people that comes from all over Europe. This behind-the-scences work allowed GEAI to make sure that the day went without problems. Here are some pictures of our volunteers:

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Del Thorogood, our sound technician, and Brendan O’Rourke, maker of the Manorhamilton scale model.

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Janice Raine-Conick and Olivia Mitchell at the registration table

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Meg and Cecilia were in charge of catering for all the attendees.

More pictures on Flickr.

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