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Peter Sheahan - Basket Weaver
clare / environment / news report Tuesday August 07, 2007 16:57 by Bob Wilson   image 5 images
CELT craftsmen had prime position in Scariff Square as part of Scariff Harbour Festival over the weekend of 4th / 5th August. Thousands of visitors attended and there was great interest in the CELT traditional skills demonstrations which included Mark Wilson (Coppersmith), Stuart Fernie (Pole-lathe Wood Turning), Peter Collins (Blacksmith), Andrew St.Ledger (Wood Carving), Del Harding (Canoe building display) and Peter Sheahan (Basket Weaving). read full story / add a comment
Good Morning Horse
clare / environment / news report Friday August 03, 2007 20:55 by Elaine O'Sullivan And Seán Ryan   text 7 comments (last - sunday august 12, 2007 12:04)   image 35 images
Last weekend, CELT - the Centre for Environmental Living and
Training - held their annual summer gathering called the
weekend in the woods in Bealkelly woods in County Clare.

CELT, a registered charity, are based in Scariff and have among
their objectives increasing Environmental awareness, Nature
Conservation and Keeping alive Traditional Countryside Skills
and Crafts.
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clare / environment / feature Tuesday July 31, 2007 09:50 by Tommy Fitzgerald & commentariat   text 23 comments (last - monday march 15, 2010 02:38)   image 3 images
Indigenous goats in Co.Clare saved for now from Illegal mass cull read full story / add a comment
clare / environment / news report Monday June 11, 2007 21:31 by Oscar Beard   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 14, 2007 18:37)   image 15 images
On Friday samba bands and protestors shut down the Shell garage in Evershagen, Rostock and a little more. read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / event notice Saturday April 28, 2007 23:37 by CELT   text 2 comments (last - thursday may 03, 2007 18:34)   image 1 image
CELT's Big Woodland /Countryside Skills Training Event.

CELT presents, in association with Muintir na Coille (Coppice and Allied Trades Association), choice of 15 courses in environmental and ecological trades for all levels. Trainees already having basic skills are welcome to develop their skills further with the guidance of our highly qualified tutors. Courses are open to all over 14 years and 'Woodcrafts' course open to 8 - 14 yr old children of CELT tutors and course participants only.

Last year's Weekend in the Woods Spring Photo Report here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/75955 read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / event notice Saturday March 24, 2007 10:39 by Clare Shell to Sea   image 1 image
The Clare Region launch of the book "Our Story The Rossport 5" will take place on Friday March 30th at 6.00 pm in Sceal Eile bookshop in Ennis. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday March 20, 2007 16:29 by Conor Cregan   text 20 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2007 03:27)   image 22 images
On the afternoon of 19th March Cosantori Siochana held a wreath laying ceremony, to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, at Shannon Airport. Deirdre Clancy of the Pit-Stop Ploughshares laid the wreath at the site of the old Customs Post at the Airport. The group also laid flowers with the names of several of those who lost their lives in the ill-fated war in Iraq
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday March 15, 2007 00:24 by Conor Cregan   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 15, 2007 18:13)
Tuesday 20th of March of next week marks the fourth anniversary of the American led invasion of Iraq. To mark this dark occasion Cosantori Siochana are holding a commemoration at the site of the old customs post on the entrance at Shannon Airport. This event will happen at 4pm Bank Holiday Monday 19th of March. read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / news report Tuesday February 13, 2007 14:28 by Niall Harnett   text 7 comments (last - saturday february 24, 2007 21:13)   image 5 images
35 million euro has been spent to upgrade the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre. On Thursday 8th February, Project leader Ger Dollard was there to greet Bertie Ahern and invited guests only, to the opening ceremony of the 'New Visitor Experience'. While Katherine Webster, Project Director, was live on air for Clare fm giving Morning Focus presenter Cian Ó Síocháin a tour of the new centre and celebrating a photo exhibition celebration of traditional musicians and cliff buskers such as Dinny Jim McMahon and the Russell brothers; local residents including 'Timber Tony', another local whistle player and busker, were shamefully being refused entry to the visitor centre in favour of the business people of North Clare, Bertie Ahern, other Fianna Fáilers and their kind.

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“Dance, Dance, Dance…” - Saro Wiwa.
clare / environment / news report Sunday February 04, 2007 12:39 by Niall Harnett   text 16 comments (last - wednesday february 07, 2007 22:12)   image 26 images
February 1st, St Brigid's Day, marked the day when Shell announced obscene annual profits of 20 Billion Euro, while the communities they fleece pay the ultimate price of environmental destruction and death, all around the world.

Our government pumps for Shell but we're gonna stop them.

St Brigid's Well, Liscannor, Co Clare is a site of annual open-air religious service on that day and Clare Shell to Sea were there to greet the pilgrimage makers.

On Friday night, February 2nd, The Ruaille Buaille World Music Dance Club held a fundraiser for Clare Shell to Sea in Scariff, East Clare. Great night, fine people, music and dance. read full story / add a comment
Ruaille Buaille!
clare / environment / event notice Thursday February 01, 2007 17:44 by Clare Shell to Sea   image 2 images
The Ruaille Buaille (Monthly World Music Dance Club) Collective have offered the proceeds from this Friday's gig to Clare Shell to Sea.

We thank you so much Ruaille Buaille Crew

Come and join us at McNamara's Pub in Scariff from 9.30 till late. Admission €7.
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Shell Destroys Communities. (click to download and print).
clare / environment / event notice Wednesday January 31, 2007 15:45 by Clare Shell to Sea   image 2 images
This Thursday 1st February, St Brigid's day, is the 100 anniversary of Shell and the day they choose to announce their annual profits.

St Brigid's Well, Liscannor, is an open air site of annual religious pilgrimage and mass will be said there at 12noon this day. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday January 08, 2007 18:33 by Conor Cregan   text 14 comments (last - sunday march 18, 2007 17:22)   image 33 images
On Saturday 6th January, Cosantori Siochana, hosted a 24 hour peace camp at Shannon Airport. This vigil coincided with the fourth anniversary of the first peace camp conceived on Nollaig na mBan during the build up to Geoge W. Bush’s war in Iraq. This was during a time when the world was mobilizing for war and peace. In year that the world screamed for leadership our weak kneed government signed its name to the death warrant of hundreds of Iraqi citizens. This act of treachery, praised by Bush, denied by Ahern. The murder perpetuates itself on daily basis on the streets, in the markets and in every state building with the butchers drying their hands through sands of the Iraqi desert read full story / add a comment
Irving in court today
clare / crime and justice / other press Wednesday December 20, 2006 19:57 by Nora M.   image 2 images
Irving is set to leave Austria after winning an appeal today against a three-year prison sentence for denying the Holocaust,The Austrian judge who ruled in favor of his release is considered to be a supporter of Jorg Heider's rightist Austrian Freedom Party, the Austrian news agency APA reported on Wednesday.

When Haider's party was a coalition member, judge Ernest Mauer was appointed as member of the Austrian Broadcasting authority Osterriechischer Rudfunk.

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clare / environment / event notice Monday December 04, 2006 17:12 by Clare Shell to Sea   image 1 image
Thursday 7th December @ 8pm in the 'Yellow Room', The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare. read full story / add a comment
clare / eu / other press Tuesday November 28, 2006 19:15 by anon   text 15 comments (last - friday december 01, 2006 18:02)
A draft European Parliament report into alleged CIA rendition flights has expressed 'serious concerns' over the 147 stopovers made by CIA-operated aircraft at Irish airports.

The report says these aircraft were on many occasions coming from, or en route to, countries linked with 'extraordinary rendition' and the transfer of alleged terrorism suspects or detainees.

It also claims that CIA linked aircraft which had stopped off in Ireland had 'certainly been used for the extraordinary renditions' of nine named individuals.

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2006/1128/bre...4.htm

Working documents on companies involved
http://www.statewatch.org/cia/documents/working-doc-no-...6.pdf read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday November 26, 2006 00:54 by Conor Cregan   text 13 comments (last - wednesday november 29, 2006 16:06)   image 9 images
On Seat of your pants mission to save the Middle East Dick Cheney stopped over at Shannon Airport this morning. read full story / add a comment
Community under attack by a Government that has turned on it's people.
clare / environment / event notice Thursday November 16, 2006 00:24 by Clare Shell to Sea.   image 1 image
Send Statoil a clear message that we will not tolerate their complicity in State violence against Irish citizens for the benefit of Norwegian citizens

Is this how they do things this way in Norway?

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Click on Poster / Flyer to enlarge, print and distribute please.
clare / environment / event notice Wednesday November 08, 2006 17:38 by Niall Harnett   image 1 image
Saturday 18th Nov @ 8pm, Upstairs, Mrs O'Brien's Kitchen, Lahinch, Co Clare.

Films, Music and Dance from 8 till late ...

... including the award winning documentary 'The Drilling Fields' which tells how Shell paid off the Nigerian Military to rape and kill villagers in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta who opposed Shell, destroying their pristine fertile delta environment, poisoning their lands and rivers with oil spillages, burning and flaring. Interviews and footage of Saro-Wiwa as he organised the Ogoni people and travelled the world for support. Eventually framed for murder with 8 other leaders of MOSOP ( Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People) he and them were hung by the Shell/Nigerian dictatorship in 1995.

Also showing the new film, among others from Revolt Video ( http://revoltvideo.blogspot.com/ ), featuring the Rossport Solidarity Camp - X Wrong Project, X Wrong Place.

Followed by Sounds and Dance.

Admission €5 before 9pm, €6 after 9pm. read full story / add a comment
Babylon by Bus - NO TO SHELL.
clare / environment / event notice Sunday November 05, 2006 22:36 by Clare Shell to Sea   text 2 comments (last - wednesday november 08, 2006 20:40)   image 2 images
Leaving Ennis @ 6pm on Thursday 9th Nov, returning Friday eve 10th Nov.
Lifts from Limerick to Ennis leaving Limerick @ 5pm.

Book your place, call 086 8444966.

Free accomodation available provided by local residents.

Or book a private or dorm room at Kilcommon lodge hostel, http://www.kilcommonlodge.net , call Betty 09784621

Bring sleeping bags, warm clothes, rain gear and a packed lunch for Friday.

If you are travelling independantly call 087 6543425 for accommodation. We need to know numbers.

DO NOT RETALIATE TO PROVOCATION FROM SHELL'S COPS.

"We fight non-violently, peacefully ... and WE SHALL WIN." - Ken Saro-Wiwa.

"We fight non-violently, peacefully ... and WE SHALL WIN." - Shell to Sea.
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