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Compost – it’s a state of mind

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As the mucky season is well and truly upon us, what better time to talk about the very best kind of muck – homemade compost?

At last...some rain for the soil!

Although it was lovely to bask in the glorious and seemingly endless sun shine of early summer this year, the rain that we’ve had was well overdue and now we need more of it!

Injuries have an impact as Buccs slump to another defeat

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Look and feel great with Horizon Beauty

Horizon Beauty Centre is Tuam's longest established beauty clinic and with that comes expertise, advanced training, and a commitment to offering clients the best treatments and products available.

Mayo Organic Group meeting

The first of this year’s Mayo Organic Group meetings will take place on Thursday January 15 at 8pm in Mayo Abbey Community Centre. This year is the UN Year of the Soil, so the group will start the year with a talk on soil.

Barna Waste composting centre to create ten jobs

Barna Waste has announced the planned opening of its regional composting centre at the Headford Road with the creation of 10 jobs. The new €6 million facility is the largest composting site in Connacht and is authorised to cater for up to 40,000 tonnes of waste annually. Initial weekly volumes of brown bin waste handled on site will be the equivalent of composting the annual food waste produced by a town of 4,000 inhabitants.

Public talk on building with mud tonight

Architect Féile Butler will be the guest speaker at a Green Drinks Galway event which takes place at 8pm today (Thursday) at the Cottage Bar in Lower Salthill. Her talk is entitled 'Building with Mud: Reviving an Ancient Tradition in a Modern World'.

Galway-made natural weedkiller offers organic solution to weeds

Irish Organic Weed Killer was developed in 2009 by Galway businessman Oisin Concannon. Conscious of the dangers of chemicals to children and pets, he was looking for a non-toxic weedkiller in his local hardware stores. He discovered that no 100 per cent natural weedkiller existed in the Irish market and set about developing a natural Irish-made alternative to chemical weedkillers.

Composting fun for everyone

Composting is an easy way to reduce the bulk of rubbish in your landfill bin.

Bord na Mona reports €23 million profit

Bord na Móna bucked the trend of loss-making businesses when it announced its annual results this week, showing operating profits of €23 million compared to €23.8 million for 2009. The company, which employs some 2,000 staff nationwide and which closed its peat burning plant in Bellacorick in favour of wind energy development in recent years has now highlighted the development in Belmullet of the biggest onshore windfarm in Ireland as one of the highlights of its ongoing expansion plans.


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