Agri events

Friday, July 8
IFFPG waste farm plastics bring-centre collection (see farmplastics.ie), Shanahan‘s Quarry, Barna, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, continues Saturday

 

IFFPG waste farm plastics bring-centre collection day (see farmplastics.ie), Bantry Skip Hire, Dunbittern East, Co Cork, continues Saturday

Saturday, July 9

Barryroe Show, Co Cork

Sunday, July 10

West Kerry Show, Dingle

Monday, July 11

North Cork IFA meeting, Corrin Mart, Fermoy, 8.30pm

YMA Calf Show, West Cork Equine Centre, Kilbrittain

Tuesday, July 12

West Cork IFA Meeting, Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, 8.30pm

IFFPG waste farm plastics bring-centre collection day (see farmplastics.ie), Murray Bros, Ardcahan Quarry, Dunmanway, Co Cork, continues Wednesday

Thursday, July 14

Carbery Agricultural Show, Skibbereen

IFA Seminar – “Solar: a real opportunity for farmers?”, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, 2pm. Free for IFA Members, €15 for non-members. See www.ifa.ie for details, registration essential (Tel: 01-4260343)

Munster IFA grain growers meeting, Corrin Mart, Fermoy, 7.30pm (IFA President Joe Healy will attend)

Friday, July 15

IFFPG waste farm plastics bring-centre collection day (see farmplastics.ie), Derryconnell Landfill, Schull, Co Cork

Sunday, July 17

All Ireland Ferguson Heritage Vintage Rally, Castletownroche, Co Cork. Details: lesleysheehan@eircom.net or 086-8184093

Monday, July 18

Cork Central IFA meeting, Kingsley Hotel, Cork City, 8.30pm

IFFPG plastics bring-centre collection (farmplastics.ie), Skibbereen Mart, Co Cork, continues Tuesday

Tuesday, July 19

Irish Grassland Association summer tour ( ‘Milk production on more challenging soils’), hosted by Sean O’Riordan, Kiskeam, Co Cork; and Conor Creedon, Rathmore, Co Kerry, see http://www.irishgrassland.com and book by July 8


Lifestyle

Last week, I wrote about 'small is beautiful' as a key to an improved environment for all living things after this Covid crisis is finally over. As I wrote, I saw, in the mind's eye, the village where I live in west Cork and from which my wife and I are temporarily exiled.Damien Enright: Community spirit can ensure we pull through - together

Fifty years ago, a fox was spotted in Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green. The unfortunate animal was chased by local ‘gurriers’. It took refuge in a tree but was promptly stoned to death.Richard Collins: Wildlife taking back the streets of our cities

The north pier on Cape Clear has been eerily quiet these last few months as no visitors disembark. The ferry is not unloading boatloads of tourists from Baltimore, 45 minutes away, or from Schull, as it would normally.The Islands of Ireland: Cape Clear tells its side of the story

If the Donegal postman and amateur weather forecaster has it right, we could be in for water shortages in the coming months. Michael Gallagher, who predicted the scorching summer of 2018 and the 2010 freeze-up, says we’ll have a ‘lovely’ summer.Donal Hickey: Demand for water to soar

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