I’m sharing this insight because the dark side of community development does need to be acknowledged. Others who experience this pain will know they are not alone in it. It happens. We get over it. We move on. … More Burning Bright or Burning Out?
This is a follow up to last weeks post on the proposed direct provision centre in Lisdoonvarna. You can read that here. Last week we held a vote on the direct provision centre contract. We spent time on the wording because it wasn’t the asylum seekers we were voting on. Since then we’ve had a … More Lisdoonvarna Direct Provision week 2
I headed to the green schools expo last Wednesday soon after news of the proposed Direct Provision centre for Lisdoonvarna broke. I missed the first community meeting and given my recent burnout was happy to be away from it all to be honest. I got the feeling things were not going well at home so … More Lisdoonvarna and the Direct Provision Contract
It was great fun demonstrating to young people attending the Green Schools expo that activism can be creative, fun and have an impact. I went along with An Taisce Climate Committee who hosted a stand to help attendees calculate their carbon footprint. Then they considered ideas to reduce it. The next step we wanted was … More Bringing Activism to the Green Schools Expo
I was at a funding master class recently and while I was there I totalled the funding I was granted for projects in Lisdoonvarna during 2017. I surprised myself and then realised why I need a break! Funding is great but it generates work – the initial application, coordinating the project and just when you … More When there’s money ……
In September 2017 the Transition Year students at Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna embarked on a project to show what a sustainable local economy might look like in a thriving Lisdoonvarna. They took a one day trip to Cloughjordan Ecovillage where they had a tour of the local bakery, visited the community farm, ate local … More Lisdoonvarna Sustainable Economy Vision
Submission to the River Basin Management Plan Here are my thoughts relevant to my own experience with sustainable development and environmental issues in the past few years as well as life in the Spa Town of Lisdoonvarna. I ask that you please match them to your existing policy if they exist within it or consider … More River Basin Management Plan
Here’s a link to a collage with photos of how our 16 events over 8 days of heritage week went. – Lisdoonvarna Heritage Week 2017 at the Spa Wells – Despite all of the rain we had a great time! Here is a link to a report about the week LHW17 report Thank you to everyone … More Lisdoonvarna Heritage Week 2017