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Mayo - Event Notice
Friday May 29 2009

Rossport Solidarity Camp June Gathering 2009

category mayo | environment | event notice author Monday April 27, 2009 13:14author by Rossport Solidarity Campauthor email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot comauthor phone 085 1141170 Report this post to the editors

Also linking to the Landmark May 26th New York Trial - 'The Case Against Shell' - http://wiwavshell.org

The Rossport Solidarity Camp June Bank Holiday Gathering is back! From Friday 29th May till Monday 1st June we will be holding a Camp Gathering combining info sharing, direct action training, music and fun ...

Last year resistance in Mayo was incredible. Shell's Solitaire pipe laying ship was forced to leave Irish waters with no pipeline laid! This year resistance continues, and the ship will be forced to leave once again.

Come to this year's Rossport Solidarity Camp Gathering to find out more about the campaign, share skills and make plans for another summer of Action.

Gathering Workshops and Events will include:

History of the Shell to Sea Campaign.
Tours of the local area.
Drawing links with the Wiwa -v- Shell trial in New York.
Direct Action training for land and water based action.
Knowing your fundamental and legal rights
Facilitation training & Consensus Decision Making.
Health, Safety and Environmental impacts of the Shell Corrib gas project.
Corrib and climate change: Shell to Sea or Shell to hell?
Music and Craic.

Call Out for Help!
If you know any bands/musicians, want to play music, know people who would like to run skill share workshops, want to help with the kitchen crew, help with children's events or a creche, volunteer during the gathering, or help with publicity then please do get in touch.

The Gathering will take place at the Rossport Solidarity Camp on the coast at Glengad.
Bring a tent, sleeping bag, wellies, raingear and a torch.
However if you need a bed in the camp house let us know in advance and we'll make every effort to accommodate you.

Meals will be provided at the camp.

Contact the Rossport Solidarity Camp at rossportsolidaritycamp (at) gmail (dot) com and 0851141170

Related Link: http://wiwavshell.org/





Caption: The Case Against Shell: Landmark Human Rights Trial (Wiwa v. Shell)

author by Anthonypublication date Tue Apr 28, 2009 14:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fair play to the camp for organising this amongst all other business. Can heartily recommend coming to this event after so many successful ones in the past. The bond between community and national and international support is special at these events.

Beir Bua amigos.

author by islandspublication date Wed May 06, 2009 19:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What about the Afri Famine walk on May 30th? It's being led this year by Willie and Mary Corduff, with Philip Ikurisi from the Niger Delta. Would it not be better to avoid a clash with this?

author by cable & co. - Shell to Sea ~ Cambridgepublication date Thu May 07, 2009 19:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Those who can get sponsorship will do the Afri walk; how far is it to be?
Bua no bás!

author by islandspublication date Tue May 12, 2009 09:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the Afri walk is ten miles, but it's not at Glengad - it follows the old famine route from Doolough to Louisburgh. Details are at http://www.afri.ie

author by Mintypublication date Tue May 12, 2009 10:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is there transport being provided?


author by RSC - Rossport Solidarity Camppublication date Fri May 15, 2009 10:57author email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here's a poster for the June gathering.

Minty - You can find transport details on how to get here on www.rossportsolidaritycamp.110mb.com
There will probably be extra cars and possibly buses coming up so contact us if you don't have a way.


Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.110mb.com
author by galway - galway shell to seapublication date Tue May 19, 2009 15:17author email galwayshelltosea at riseup dot netauthor address author phone 0861590934Report this post to the editors

There will be a 50 person bus leaving Galway early Saturday morning (8/9am 30th May) and returning to Galway Monday 1 June. We are hiring from Mcgrath's and it will cost €15 per person, return. Seats need to be finalised ASAP so if you want a spot on the bus, please contact us: galwayshelltosea@riseup.net, or 086 159 0934.

If anyone is traveling from Clare or Cork or anywhere 'down south' and you would like to hop on our bus, just get in contact and we could even sort you out with a place to stay in Galway friday night if you'd like.

author by Barrypublication date Mon May 25, 2009 22:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

is there a bus going down from Dublin, or spaces in cars?

author by Dublin Shell to Seapublication date Tue May 26, 2009 14:05author address dublins2s@gmail.comauthor phone Report this post to the editors

There will be a bus going from Dublin on Sat morning, returning on Monday. There are places available but try and get in touch as soon as possible to ensure a seat.

Tickets cost €30 return and must be arranged in advance.

Text/call 0876164440 or email dublins2s@gmail.com for more details.

author by Andrew - Dublin Shell to Seapublication date Tue May 26, 2009 14:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Bus from Dublin To Rossport June Bank Holiday Gathering

The Annual Rossport Gathering is taking place this June Bank Holiday and Dublin Shell to Sea is running a bus to ferry all campers down the whole way to the camp. We'll be leaving on Saturday morning at 8.15 from Dublin city center, and we'll be returning on Monday evening.

Tickets cost €30 (kids travel half price) and MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. For more information or to book a ticket email dublins2s@gmail.com

The Gathering will take place at the Rossport Solidarity Camp on the coast at Glengad.
Bring a tent, sleeping bag, wellies, raingear and a torch.
However if you need a bed in the camp house let us know in advance and we'll make every effort to accommodate you.( Contact the Rossport Solidarity Camp at rossportsolidaritycamp (at) gmail (dot) com and 0851141170 )

Meals will be provided at the camp.

author by Rossport Solidarity Camppublication date Wed May 27, 2009 10:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Including workshops on Wiwa v Shell the upcoming trial and human
rights case against Shell, Direct Action and Water Training, Climate
Action, Climate Camp Ireland, Organising / Decision Making / Consensus
/ Facilitation, Natural Resources & the Great Gas Giveaway, Health,
Safety & the Environment, Tours of the Area with local residents,
Campaign Update, Know your legal rights, Women of Erris.

Arrivals and Introductions.
- Dinner -
Entertaining ourselves at the camp / pub.

- Breakfast -
Morning Workshops
- Lunch -
Afternoon Workshops, Films and Tours of the local area.
- Dinner -
MUSIC and Craic at the camp with a great lineup of music courtesy of
Galway crew, punks and David Rovics (American political

- Breakfast!! -
Morning Workshops
- Lunch -
Afternoon Workshops
- Dinner -
Social Night with the Local Community at Maguire's Pub, with local
music for jivin and boppin around Mayo style! This is a Camp
Fundraiser organised by local residents. Always great craic.

MONDAY 1st June
- Breakfast -
Wind down
Weekend Evaluation & WHAT NEXT?
Lunch and Dinner

FOOD will be provided by the Camp Kitchen Crew, with DONATIONS
requested for meals and gathering expenses.

(TUESDAY 2nd or WEDNESDAY 3rd - A PEOPLE'S FORUM with all community
groups focusing on COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING, presented by TRIPOD,
http://www.seedsforchange.org.uk/ )

Please can ye organise with your friends, groups and networks to
publicise this event as well as ye can, this week.

POSTERS for DOWNLOAD are also available here:
and here: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.110mb.com/resources.html

Would be great of ye could print off and poster your villages, towns
and cities. Or even get them into local newspapers. And Social Centres.

Come early if you can to help with set-up and organising.

JOURNALISTS & MEDIA welcome by appointment only. Contact Niall at 086 8444966

DIRECT ACTION against Shell's recent and ongoing works, including
their plans to bring back the Solitarte Pipelaying ship in mid-June,
is the name and aim of the game. COME TO MAYO now and any time. Stay
at the camp after the gathering. Let's build a momentum and a critical
mass of people, this Summer, to STOP SHELL at GLENGAD ... AGAIN. The
time to come is Now.

Bring a good tent if you have one, wellies and waterproofs, torch and penknife.
GEODOMES, TIPIS, YURTS needed if you can source them, please. We are in

To camp, you'll need a good tent (not a weak Lidl or Aldi tent), a good tent with good guy ropes.
'Eurohike' brand are value for money quality tents, 'Vango' are the best but they're expensive.
Wellies, raingear and a torch.

author by galwayshelltoseapublication date Thu May 28, 2009 02:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi everyone, we are sending the bus from Galway to gathering, but there are some people who need to get back earlier than on Monday/the bus times don`t suit them from different reasons. If there are any people driving by car and willing to give a lift to someone could you please contact galway shell to sea 086 159 0934 so we could get more people up there.

author by His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Samuel "Sam" Vimes - The Night Watch, Ankh-Morporkpublication date Thu May 28, 2009 13:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fog everywhere.
Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.
Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights. Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs; fog lying out on the yards, and hovering in the rigging of great ships; fog drooping on the gunwales of barges and small boats.
Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper, down in his close cabin; fog cruelly pinching the toes and fingers of his shivering little prentice boy on deck. Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon, and hanging in the misty clouds.
Gas looming through the fog in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy. Most of the shops lighted two hours before their time — as the gas seems to know, for it has a haggard and unwilling look.

Any use?
Any use?

author by Leanerpublication date Fri May 29, 2009 18:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The only way that the war waged by shell against innocent irish citizans will be won is that if somebody gets in obamas ear usa links needed soon

author by Andrew Lpublication date Sat May 08, 2010 23:37author email lipscoma at colorado dot eduauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just wanted to share my excitement for this year's gathering! I was lucky to be able to tag along last year while traveling through Ireland, and this year should be just as great, if not better!

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