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wicklow / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday March 31, 2016 22:25 by cof 1 image
We are delighted to announce this year's Summer activist camp. We are building on last year's success - so plan to join us and save the date:
The Art of Campaigning - Activist Summer Camp 2016
Learn, share & do creative action for social, economic & environmental change.
Friday & Saturday, 1st/2nd of July 2016 read full story / add a comment
Mountain Meitheal: Volunteer Work Day to Restore a Section of Trail at the 'Miners Village' near Glendalough, Wicklow
Our next work day in Wicklow will be SATURDAY 02nd MAY 2015 in Glendalough which should be our last day on this project. If you are a regular volunteer we are looking forward to seeing you out again. If you have recently joined our mailing list why not come along and give it a try? We will be repairing the track at the Miners Village in Glendalough. If you can’t make the next work day, the dates for 2015 work days for Wicklow are listed below. read full story / add a comment
Mountain Meitheal: Volunteer Work Day to Restore a Section of Trail at the 'Miners Village' near Glendalough, Wicklow
First volunteer work day of Mountain Meitheal will be on Sunday 22nd of February to restore a section of trail at the 'miners village, nearby to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Meet up at Glendalough Visitor Centre at 10:30 am sharp.
All volunteers must be eighteen years of age or older, no special skills are required and nobody is expected to work beyond their capabilities. Volunteers should come prepared for a day in the hills with appropriate footwear and a pack lunch including a hot drink. read full story / add a comment
This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014. This year we will again be trekking up (and back down) the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Co. Wicklow. We will be setting off from Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow at 11.00am and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance back in Kilmacanogue. The walk will take us up one of Ireland’s most famous small mountains and provide a beautiful view of the surrounding areas. read full story / add a comment
Greystones fishermen protest at bye laws excluding their way of life - Habour has been taken over by Privateers
wicklow / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday August 07, 2014 00:23 by pbp 3 comments (last - monday august 18, 2014 14:31) 1 image 1 video file
Greystones Harbour was opened to the public almost two years ago, in November 2012. The marina opened for summer 2013.
However, despite written agreements and promises from the developer, the commercial fishers of Greystones have been refused access to the harbour and promised berths or moorings have not been offered to us.
We are today entering the harbour and landing freshly caught fish, against regulations, as a protest against this continued exclusion from the harbour, which only two weeks ago included the removal of mooring cleats from the harbour’s north pier in order to prevent boats tying up. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / elections / politics / news report Monday November 25, 2013 20:20 by Anon 14 comments (last - saturday march 22, 2014 01:53)
It is emerging across social media circles that TCD Sociology Graduate is to contest the local elections in Bray-Hannon Kennedy who once came within a seat of being elected will probably run as an Independent sweeping up Labour support across the entire area posing a massive threat to new political wannabees. Catherine is seen as a hard-grafter, a voice for the voiceless and gained increasing popularity following an RTE Documentary on her local estate Oldcourt Park which has a tragic history. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 25, 2013 15:21 by The Boy General 1 comment (last - wednesday october 02, 2013 12:38) 1 image
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism. read full story / add a comment
Republican Sinn Féin will be marking the 90th anniversary of the death of Commandant Neil ‘Plunkett’ O’Boyle at the hands of Free State forces with a commemoration in Knocknadruce, Co Wicklow on Sunday May 12 at 3.00pm. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / environment / event notice Sunday April 14, 2013 00:00 by Hiker 8 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 18:23) 5 images 3 video files 2 attached files
This walk in the woods is to highlight the campaign to stop the government’s plan to sell off the harvesting rights to Ireland’s public forests under the EU/IMF “Troika” programme and to maintain them in public ownership.
The sell off of the harvesting rights will mean that the government will lease the land for 99 years to private companies. There will be absolute no guarantee of public access and the companies will be under no obligation to provide it. This will affect all the different people who use our national forests such as hikers, walkers, bikers, horse riding, tourists, cross-country runners, sports people and many others. It also affects access rights for your children and their children.
The event will feature music, readings and poetry with musicians Christy Moore and Paddy Casey, Actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack read full story / add a comment
wicklow / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2012 09:54 by Bernie Wright 10 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 16:53) 1 image
WICKLOW County Council / ISPCA REFUSE RESCUE GROUPS ACCESS to SAVE ‘POUND DOGS’ LIVES
- DEMAND THAT WICKLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS ALLOW THESE DOGS TO BE SAVED/rehomed BY REPUTABLE RESCUES
The ISPCA run the WICKLOW pound on behalf of Wicklow county council. There are 2 dog wardens employed who have been doing the job for years and obviously by their stance they obviously think killing is perfectly acceptable.
They are obstructing all efforts to allow rescues in to help the dogs and have the backing of the council, the ISPCA do not intervene.
According to sources there has been no effective governance of the pound by the council at all - they just sign a cheque for them every year and don't want to know.
The council don’t appear to care or have a clue about the pound and insist all the dogs they kill are unsuitable for rehoming (44% in 2010 and 28% last year)
Dogs Trust can take some dogs as does Wicklow spca but there are lots of other dogs that need help.
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wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:15 by Wolfie 1 comment (last - wednesday september 19, 2012 10:53) 1 image 1 attached file
Seamus Costello 35 th Anniversary Memorial Event.
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee are holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life and much more, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.
Wicklow’s native son Seamus Costello – a man of vision and drive was brutally murdered in Dublin on October 5 th 1977. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 07, 2012 22:24 by Wolfie 1 comment (last - tuesday september 11, 2012 18:09) 1 image
The Seamus Costello Memorial Committee will be holding the annual Seamus Costello commemorative evening, including a talk and an exhibition on Seamus's revolutionary life, on Saturday October 6th 2012 at 7pm in Newtown Community hall in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / anti-capitalism / news report Friday August 17, 2012 11:02 by Wolfie 2 comments (last - friday august 17, 2012 22:27)
Early on Saturday morning [August 11], activists from the socialist republican party éirígí and the Independent Workers Union [IWU] joined with local anglers in a fish-in protest on the shoreline on Mizen Head in County Wicklow. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / miscellaneous / press release Monday February 13, 2012 20:23 by Nora Hegarty 10 comments (last - friday march 23, 2012 14:22) 3 images 1 video file
Wicklow Against Suicide is fully supporting, endorsing and helping in the organisation of a gig to raise funds for suicide prevention which is being put together by local man Shane Rowan on March 2nd in the Royal Hotel Bray. "The gig is in direct response to Wicklow's rising suicide rate which is now out of all known control." read full story / add a comment
The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement. The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” read full story / add a comment
Druids Glen golf club to sell off portraits of seven 1916 signatories Paintings of Rising leaders no
wicklow / arts and media / other press Thursday November 24, 2011 08:00 by Ken Sweeney 1 comment (last - sunday november 27, 2011 10:05) 1 image
THE heroes of the 1916 Rising have been turfed out of one of the country's most prestigious golf clubs. While these bastions of the sporting elite can be notoriously picky about who they do and do not allow to enter, eyebrows have been raised after the management of Druids Glen Golf Resort in Co Wicklow decided to evict the seven signatories of the 1916 proclamation. Their portraits have graced the stairs of the clubhouse, Woodstock House, since it opened in 1995. However, they no longer suit the "ambience" and will be put up for auction later this month. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / animal rights / event notice Wednesday November 16, 2011 22:35 by Kruk 2 comments (last - friday november 18, 2011 20:57) 1 image 1 video file
ALiberation together with Sea Shepherd Ireland invite to the screening of "Sharkwater"! The screening will be followed by a talk by John Flynn who will be just back from Ghana with first hand knowledge of the shark fin trade in the country. read full story / add a comment
wicklow / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 09, 2011 21:17 by Kruk 1 image
So the bankers and politicians made a lot of mess and people have to pay the bill. No jobs, cutbacks, more taxes, low salaries, lost houses, debts, IMF, corruption, crisis. Sounds familiar? It happened in Argentine in 2001 . Check out how they coped with that on September 9th at The Happy Pear in Greystones! We’ll be showing THE TAKE.read full story / add a comment
We're back and this time we'll be screening a fascinating movie "The Cove"! read full story / add a comment
LASC (Latin America Solidarity Centre) and The Happy Pear would like to invite you to the Launch of our Photo Exhibition "Food Sovereignty and Youth". The launch takes place in The Happy Pear, Church Road, Greystones on Monday 20th June from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. The exhibition - comprised of a variety of photographs from both Latin America and Ireland - previously ran as part of Latin America Week (LAW) 2011 in Cornucopia and was a great success. read full story / add a comment
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