Eco Village,Cloughjordan,

Cultivate Living and Learning is  organising a free field trip to Cloughjordan Ecovillage with the Environmental Awareness Officer at the Limerick County Council and there are still some places available.The date is Friday, 22nd April 2016.
Could you please share the attached with your networks and contacts.

This unique experience is an opportunity for PPN members and all interested community and voluntary groups to visit us here in Tipperary. Through presentations and a tour participants will see the many environmental features, and explore how we improve participation in the development of sustainable communities and the local economy.

The field trip includes a delicious local lunch.

To book a free place contact..
Sinead McDonnell – Environmental Awareness Officer
Tel: 061-407108

Limerick Earth Day Event, 2016

For anyone interested in learning more about composting this is an event to pencil into your calendar.


Limerick City and County Council is marking Earth Day 2016 next Friday (22nd April) by hosting a waste prevention and recycling event at Mungret Recycling Centre from 11.00am to 3.00pm.


Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to focus attention on the environmental problems on our planet. This year, the Council is holding an event focusing on the 5 Rs, namely Rethink, Reuse, Restore, Repair and Recycle.


An estimated 28,000 people use Mungret Recycling Centre each year with a large proportion of visitors availing of the on-site reuse facilities, which encourage the reuse of everyday items ranging from tables and chairs to paint and bicycles.


The upcoming Earth Day event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to learn about composting and food waste at the Stopfoodwaste kitchen and view examples of Upcycled furniture courtesy of Back2New Upcycling in Newcastle West.


Security in Shredding will shred confidential items from householders and SMEs (limit of 2 black bags per person) between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, while Limerick Smarter Travel will host a bicycle reuse and repair stand.


Visitors will also be able to meet some of the Live 95 FM crew who will be broadcasting from the Recycling Centre. In addition, Limerick City and County Council will make available 90 litre bags of pre-packed compost and bark mulch on the day while stocks last.


Mungret Recycling Centre, which is managed by Indaver Ireland on behalf of the Local Authority, is open daily Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.45pm (cars €5, car & trailer €12). Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is accepted free of charge, while up to two bags per person of confidential paper may be shredded on site between 1pm and 3pm on the day.


Contact Details:
Sinead Mc Donnell
Environment Awareness Officer
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Limerick City and County Council 

Merchant’s Quay Offices

Phone 061-407108

Limerick Earth Day Network is looking for ideas to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd 2015.We are hoping to run a series of events from the New Year to create greater awareness of Earth Day and sustainable living. All ideas will be considered. Schools and community group activities would also be welcomeImage

Music Concert Milk Market, Limerick

This Sunday, 22nd April sees the concluding event celebrating Limerick’s contribution to Earth Day 2012 with a Music Concert taking place from 12.00-14.00 in Limerick’s Milk Market.

Participating are:

Siobhain Lavelle, Folk Singer & Acoustic Guitarist who has played in Belgium,Italy,Canada and the U.S.A.She plays original folk songs and covers by many artists, including Neil Young,The Beetles and Joni Mitchell.

Father & Son  Duo,  Cillian and John  Boyd: Flautist/Guitarist. Hailing from Ennis Co.Clare Cillian is an artist and musician and is currently a 4th Year student of Limerick College of Art and Design where he specialises in painting.As well as traditional music on the flute he plays flamenco and blues guitar.His artworks can be seen at

John, also a musician and artist plays the banjo and guitar.everything from Bluegrass,Blues,Ragtime to Traditional Music.

Laura Hunt, Singer Songwriter from Laurel Hill

Caiomhe Ryan, Singer,Guitar Accompanist, Laurel Hill

Aoife Quinn, Singer with Guitar Accompanist, Laurel Hill

Kate Hendricks, Dancer, Laurel Hill


Monaleen National School Choir, pupils from 4th,5th and 6th class.Under the stewardship of Aoife Kennedy, the Choir has performed in the Hallelujah Concert, RDS, Dublin 2012 and participated in the Light up a Memory event for Milford Hospice. One of our strongest choral Limerick Groups.


If Memory Serves”, Young Limerick Rockn’roll band who combine catchy rock hooks with addictive riffs and captivating lyrics.Formed late 2011, a band to watch out for.




Mark O’ Connor, local Musician and Composer: Highly regarded Composer of songs such as The Devil Comes Back to Georgia and the Album “Espero”.

Eve Stafford, Limerick Soprano Soloist who will accompany Mark O’ Connor. Haunting voice, Eve has a versatile repertoire from Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I saw Your Face” to Franck’s “Pannis Angelicus.”

Our 3 for 1 Series of Talks takes place Friday,20th April in Room s116 Schuman Building ,University Limerick from 2.15 to 14.00 hrs. The talks will be looking at Sustainability through a number of perspectives; Architectural Urban Design, enhancing Biodiversity and growing more Locally Produced Food.We are delighted to have three strong speakers, Luciana Campos, Diarmuid Neiland and Jim McNamara with proven track records and plenty of practical experience of living more self -reliant resilient lifestyles! It’s open to the public and free.

See page Limerick Earth Day 2012 for details on the Talk Themes and Speakers.

Support the Eco-Pledge Campaign

The environment needs a helping hand and you can assist by making an eco-pledge by  dropping in to the website: Eco Pledge I.

A accompanying video on You Tube gives you ideas on  “How to be more environmentally friendly”. The pledges are simple but by committing to make simple changes in our habits such as choosing tap water, making a shopping list, eating left-overs we can all make a huge difference to the environment by preventing waste and saving resources. drinking  Tap Bottle to promote drinking tap water.So, give it a try and let us know. 

These pledges will form part of LIMERICK’S contribution to Earth Day’s Billion Pledges Campaign so encourage your friends and family to sign up.

Getting your kids active for Earth Day is a great website which gives lots of ideas on how children can “do their bit for Earth Day” in a fun way. Included is information on how to make an Eggshell Planter and a Tin Can Herb Garden.

So, for parents and schools do take a look and celebrate Earth Day!