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The ESB is to cease generating electricity in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro at the end of 2020, news which will have a detrimental impact on employment within the Midlands region.
Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.
Garriskil Bog in Westmeath is among a number of Ireland’s most important raised bogs to be restored in a €5.5 million programme, with €4 million of this coming from the EU’s LIFE fund.
One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.
Not since the slack-tongued Mylie Cyrus straddled a wrecking ball in the nip has there been such excitement over the demolition of buildings. However proposals to demolish up to 130 houses to make way for a new bypass in Galway has got locals twerking with rage.
The exhibition, Síoda Móna/Bog Silk, by Aran artist Seán Ó Flaithearta is currently on display at Norman Villa Gallery in Salthill and running until April 26.
The newly enforceable restrictions on turf cutting will only affect a very small number of people who have turbary rights on three raised bogs in Mayo, the members of the Environment and Agriculture SPC of Mayo County Council were told this week.
Mayo County Council has agreed to invite a delegation from the Turf Cutters Association to address it at the next meeting of the local authority, after a number of councillors expressed their disgust at the recent Department of Environment directive banning turf cutting on a number of Mayo bogs. Fine Gael councillor Seamus Weir proposed the invitation, saying: “I’m asking the council to invite the members to allow the Turf Cutters Association to address us in relation to how this new legislation is going to effect them and their tradition.” His party colleague Cllr Patsy O’Brien told the members: “We need the support of all the councillors on this, the amount of natural resources being stripped away at the stroke of a pen is crazy. I’d say cutting turf is the most natural thing for the people of Mayo to do, there is going to be a revolution if this isn’t stopped.”
THE CELEBRATED artist Kenneth Webb will give a painting demonstration in Kennys’ Bookshop and Art Gallery, Liosbán, this Saturday at 2pm.
IFA SAC project team chairman Michael Silke said that the decision by the Minister for Environment John Gormley to allow an extension of turf cutting on 33 designated SAC bogs for 2009 was inevitable given the very strong reaction of bog owners to the planned restrictions of turf cutting this year.