Category: Biodiversity

Gardening Course – with a twist

Some of you may remember we had a gardening course led by  Richard Kennedy two years ago. Richard is coming back to provide the gardening element of the course but, given the nature of the funding, we can’t repeat the exact same course. So we’ll be attaching some healthy eating recipes and ideas of how …

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Signs and Portents

We’re half way between the Winter Solstice (21 December) and the Spring Equinox (20 March), but there are already plentiful signs of spring around. Our 365 photographers captured some of the best of Lisacul’s ‘nearly Spring’ biodiversity. Enjoy looking at them here, then get out for a walk over the weekend to see them up …

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Better Energy Communities

A large audience assembled in the Community Centre last night to hear Patrick Lavin of Eco Smart talk about the Better Energy Communities Scheme. This is a government (SEAI) funded scheme open to domestic households; fuel poor* and non-fuel poor, social housing schemes, retailers, schools and community buildings. Eco Smart and ClarICH are helping to …

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365 Week 20

Midsummer approaches and the fields and lanes around Lisacul are a balm for the soul. In the meantime, the work goes on, with silage to be made and turf to be cut And, of course, a village to be tidied. Not to mention the pets But we still made time to sit, and enjoy a meal …

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Behind the scenes

The Community Centre in Lisacul hosts the administration office for the CE scheme covering Loughglynn and Lisacul. This means that the Centre is open for anyone to drop in from 9:30 to 13:30 to browse through the books or to grab a cup of tea (popping a donation into the refreshments fund box) or to …

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When Paul met Mike…

A meeting in a graveyard resulted in a terrific write up in The Roscommon Herald this week. Paul Kirwan visited Lisacul in search of a conifer in Kilrooan, met with Mike Carty and the two ended up at the church admiring the work of the Tidy Towns Group and the Community Employment Scheme there. You …

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365 Week 16 – Biodiversity

This week is all about the biodiversity (“bout the biodiversity, no pollution” as Meghan Trainor didn’t sing) and we’ve had some lovely pictures in to the 365 project. We’ve put them all up in a separate page, but here is a small selection and a conundrum: how are we going to pick just one for each day …

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Can you tell what it is yet?

Our CE team have been slaving away over a hot work bench recently and the results will be revealed this evening (18th May) at the crossroads in Lisacul. I’m not allowed say what it is, but I did manage to get in and sneak some photographs. Any ideas?

What are YOU doing for Biodiversity Week?

Biodiversity Week runs from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May*. If you’re not sure, Lisacul’s Tidy Towns group will be delighted to help you with ideas.  To start you off here are some of the things planned so far: Fóróige will be building bug hotels using found material so that pollinators and other beneficial insects …

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Biodiversity Action

Lisacul’s Tidy Town group is putting together a biodiversity plan for the village and is looking for information from our community and voluntary groups about what each one contributes to the natural environment in Lisacul. Specifically, Tidy Towns needs a description of your group, when it was set up, what the membership is, and how you …

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