Friday, March 30, 2007

what's on

Holey Soles Hillwalking Club.
Annual Festival on Easter Weekend April 7th & 8th.
For details contact (086) 8418843
Hi guys, Ollie again

don't forget, if you are a signed up member of the greenbox, we'll pay for the costs of doing a course with CELT in Clare for the May bank holiday, as well as organise (but not fund!) a bus.
The setting is b-e-a-utiful, an 80 acre broadleaf forest by a lake between kilaloo and tuamgrainey in Clare. And it'll be great fun! Just sign up for a course and we'll reimburse you.

news and events

some news and events for you:
all the latest irish enviro-news including news on Sustainable Energy Ireland's investement plans for Irish renewables, policy info and more....
grains and breads including sourdoughs (tomorrow!) and more upcoming in the organic centre...
an event more suited to the 1st april than perhaps any other.....a street festival featuring fairy tales from around the world in Fermanagh

Friday, March 23, 2007

many of you may have seen or heard of the climate change denying C4 documentary

well, here are two comprehensive refutations of it: monbiot and a blog on the subject

another type of www

here's an annual event many attendees wax lyrical about: its' another type of www, the wise woman weekend
Here is a selection of some of what's on in Fermanagh of interest to ecotourism types (environment, culture, music and so on). If you want to subscribe to the very infomative newsletter contact Charlotte:

Fri 23 Comhaltas Fund-Raising concert in Arney 8pm. Concert takes places in the Cleenish Millenium Hall and includes a wealth of talent from the traditional music sector. Tuck shop, tea and coffee available. Further info from Maria Moss on 028 6632 6814

Sat 24 March to Sun 22 April Be A Tourist at Home Initiative, organised by NITB. Many attractions will have reduced admission rates in order that local people can explore what’s available on their own doorstep. Contact tourist office for details

Sat 24 Annual ‘Gerry McCann Memorial’ traditional music workshops at Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown. 10am to 4pm. Classes will be held in fiddle, whistle, flute and button accordion. All enquiries to Ann McCann, Secretary Irvinestown CCE 028 6862 1178

Sat 24 “Two for the price of One” special discount on walking tour of Enniskillen (as part of the Be A Tourist at Home Initiative) , organised by Erne Heritage Tours. Departing Tourist Information Centre, Enniskillen at 11am and 2pm. Tour lasts approx 1hour, 20 minutes costs £4 for two people and there will be an opportunity to purchase autographed copies of the book ‘Enniskillen – A Walking Tour’ at £6. This offer in place for the following four weeks. This offer is open to groups also by arrangement, walking of by coach. Advance notice required.

23 March to 19 May Exhibition: Belleek: 1857 – 2007, Enniskillen Castle Museums
An exhibition celebrating of 150 years of Belleek Pottery. (see section of Enniskillen Castles under ‘Heritage’ for further information

Sat 24 Waterways Ireland Erne Junior Pike Classic – premier fishing event.
Details from Keith Collen on 028 6632 5050

Sat 24 Willie Drennan Music Concert, Dooneen Community Education Centre, Tempo. One of Ulster’s best known performers from the Ulster Scots tradition. An expert on the fiddle and will be playing with Ian Burrows on Northumberland Pipes and Davy Sloan who is a folk singer and guitarist. Commencing 9pm. Tel 028 89541 841 for information

Sun 25 Grand Concert in St Nailes Hall, Kinawley – Kinawley Drama Group present ‘A Widow’s Paradise’ – 3 acts commencing at 9pm

Mon 26 to Thurs 29 Streetwise Circus, Share Arts, Arena,Lisnaskea. 20 young people. Stilt walking and juggling, Costumes supplies. Details from Majella 028 6772 2122

Wed 28 Kesh Country Club commences at the Lough Erne Hotel, Kesh. With Mike Denver Doors open 9.30pm, Mike on stage at 11pm.

Fri 30 Fermanagh Ulster-Scots Society, Annual Dinner, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen 7.30pm. Special Guest: Mr William Loughlin MBE. Also including entertainment from local pipe bands, Maguiresbridge Country and Highland Dancers and more. Tickets £22.50
Available from Joan Creighton on 028 66 322928 Trevor & Audrey Watson 028 677 22199

events nationally of interest

Here are a couple of uncoming events in the region and beyond which may be of interest to you. It is fast becoming clear that energy is a hot topic, and become hotter (pardon the pun!). Enviro-solutions have an event to inform you of the latest thinking on this. They are also hosting an event on law and the environment.
The good people at Sustainable Ireland have another of their convergence events in Dublin. Always interesting, but this time they are also holding a seminar on sustainable tourism.
Over in Mayo, feile na tuaithe is coming up. Very busy, good fun and a lovely setting.