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category dublin | miscellaneous | news report author Saturday July 29, 2006 22:20author by Shell to Sea - Dublin Shell to Seaauthor email dublinshelltosea at gmail dot comauthor address c/o 134 Phibsborough Road Dublin 7author phone 0871323369 Report this post to the editors

Sponsored haircut draws crowds, raises cash.

Environmental and political activist Eoin Ó Broin raised more than two thousand euro for the Rossport Solidarity Camp, by asking for sponsorship for the cutting off of his dreadlocks.
Dread Cut
Dread Cut

The big cut happened on Grafton Street in Dublin at 3PM, and although at first the crowds were bemused and a little uncertain about what was happening, within a short time they got the idea, and soon people were more than happy to get involved in the cutting.

Eoin has been walking the streets of Dublin wearing a sandwich board asking people for sponsorship for the last few days, and meeting with an overwhelmingly positive response. In general, people can see that the new report issued by the government appointed mediator doesn't deal with the main issues of safety, environmental damage, and the scandalous rip off of the state's natural resources; so they were happy to give money to help the resistance in Rossport.

Many people also gave money online at www.pledgebank.com, which helped to push the total up, and there were also sponsorship cards at the Sinn Féin Shop in Parnell Square, and Connolly Books, Blooms Walk, off Ormond Quay in Dublin; in Belfast at the Cultúrlann on the Falls Road and the John Hewitt on Donegall Street in the city centre, at Barracka Books, Barrack Street, Cork City; and also at Charlie Byrnes Bookshop, Middle Street, Galway.

The cutting today was at a fiver a dread, and many people donated money without taking the opportunity to help out with the shearing. The barber on duty was Peter Meade, who provided his expert services free to the campaign (if you need a barber get in touch with Peter through Dublin Shell to Sea) and also thanks to the staff at Sinnotts pub who lent us a stool.

Eoin gave some of his locks away, but if you'd like one, or can think of a way we could use them to make money for the campaign, give us a shout. Andy Pyle is looking for a dreadlock wig for when he goes clubbing we hear, so if he wants to make us an offer...

Related Link: http://www.pledgebank.com/cutthedreadsoff

crowds gather
crowds gather

Ireland 2006
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severed dread
severed dread

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   You legend     Bob    Sat Jul 29, 2006 22:38 
   More photos     Shell to Sea    Sat Jul 29, 2006 22:57 
   haircut continues     Shell to Sea    Sat Jul 29, 2006 23:05 
   continued haircut pics     Shell to Sea    Sat Jul 29, 2006 23:14 
   final cut     shell to sea    Sat Jul 29, 2006 23:38 
   back view     shell to sea    Sat Jul 29, 2006 23:41 
   Nice one Eoin!     Eoin Dubsky    Sat Jul 29, 2006 23:42 
   The man's a star!!     cool j    Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:02 
   well done.     iosaf barcelona    Sun Jul 30, 2006 19:00 
 10   recovery     krossie    Sun Jul 30, 2006 20:54 
 11   Good on ya Eoin     Padraig    Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:58 
 12   hahaah     bogdan_marin    Mon Jul 31, 2006 14:14 
 13   Nice one!     Duncan Kushnir    Mon Jul 31, 2006 14:15 
 14   well done from John c     jcfp3    Mon Jul 31, 2006 18:58 
 15   brings back scouting memories     bobo    Mon Jul 31, 2006 19:59 
 16   good stuff!     Imelda    Tue Aug 01, 2006 18:21 
 17   Nice one Eoin!     shamefulspade    Thu Aug 03, 2006 19:06 
 18   whoo hooo     Kamila ex EVS    Fri Aug 04, 2006 18:27 

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