Update 23 March 2012

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Sustainable Clonakilty will be held at:

8pm sharp on Wednesday 4th April at

O’Donovan’s Hotel, Pearse St, Clonakilty.

Sustainable Clonakilty President, Jennifer Sleeman will facilitate a discussion workshop on the subject of Celebrating and Adapting to Change.

Please come along to give your views and engage in discussion on how Sustainable Clonakilty can help our community keep pace with the changes we all face.

Barryroe Oil Field

Our Chair Peter Madden has pointed out that the new Barryroe Oil Field has the potential to supply just 2% of our national requirements, so it is no time to get complacent.

Barryroe production compared to national requirements (as estimated for 2009).


Something Very Positive to View

“The grid of tomorrow is no grid. And energy — clean, efficient energy — will one day be free.” This amazing story from Justin Hall-Tipping nanotechnology entrepreneur, was hosted by the highly thought of TED forum in July 2011:


Grow It Yourself : GIY Ireland

Sustainable Clonakilty’s Food Group has now disbanded and keen gardeners are invited to attend the lively local GIY group instead.

Contact Kerrie Liao,

Tel: 087 7631 889 (This is her correct contact number.)

Email: giyclonakilty@gmail.com

Their usual meetings on every second Monday of the month will be on different dates in April, due Easter, so check it out with Kerrie first.

Read GIY Ireland’s monthly vegetable gardening calendar here:

Innocent and GIY Sow & Grow Schools campaign. GIY are trying to recruit 15,000 budding new GIY’ers in primary schools by sending out free Sow & Grow kits and lesson plans for the teachers.  Schools will compete for €2,500 worth of prizes and a chance for the whole class to come to Bloom in the Phoenix Park and meet celebrity chef Donal Skehan.  To register for your free kit, visit www.giyireland.com/sowandgrow.

Operation GIY Nation –  GIY are trying to get parents and kids growing together.  We know growing your own can seem daunting, but we’re going to make it really easy for you.  Each month from April to September we’re publishing a really simple growing project that you can do with your kids – from growing salads to herbs, spuds to garlic – we will have you GIYing in no time!  We’re looking for 6 ‘pioneer’ families to lead the way, blog about their experiences and compete for a €1,000 GIY prize.  This project is proudly supported by AIB.

Check GIY out by clicking here.

Clonakilty Favour Exchange

Check out this local website for a great way to share your skills, foster community spirit community, make friends, and save money in the process: http://www.clonfavour.com/ 

Earth Hour Kinsale

On March 31st, 2012 Transition Town Kinsale are going to mark Earth Hour by coming together in St Multose Church for an ‘acoustic’ & candle lit’ concert. Transition Town Kinsale appreciates the support Canon Williams has given to this event, which is being held in the very atmospheric surroundings of this 800 year old church.

Emma Kate Tobia, Acapellabella, Ceoltoirí Cionn tSáile, MacTíre, Julie Love and

Students from Sarah Callanan School of Dance will be performing. TT Kinsale  will be highlighting climate justice with testimonials from around the globe and asking everyone to go ‘Beyond the Hour’.

TT Kinsale looks forward to another opportunity to show their commitment to change as part of a global interconnected community. They want to be part of these inspiring stories which are truly going Beyond the Hour with sustainable steps, big and small, towards a better planet.



Friends of the Earth are looking for an Intern based in Dublin 2.5 days per week.

We are looking for a new person to join our team to support and co-ordinate our Young Friends of the Earth Network. Young Friends of the Earth is a network of young activists taking action for environmental justice.

This position would suit a motivated individual with experience of environmental or student organising. For more details see the job description.

This is an unpaid internship. The intern will be based in our office in Dublin for two and a half days a week. It is an opportunity to get experience in the office of a national environmental NGO. This internship is part of Friends of the Earth’s annual Ciaran King Internship Programme.

To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the role to youngfoe@foe.ie by 5pm on the 28th of March.