22April2018

Coillte

Minister Deenihan Visits Set of ‘Lobster’ on Final Day of Filming in Kerry

Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, recently visited the set of The Lobster on the Coillte estate in Dromore Woods, County Kerry. Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell play the lead roles in the first English language film by Oscar-nominated Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos which is backed by the Irish Film Board.

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Bloom

Bloom 2014 Tickets Pricing + New Season & Concessionary Options

Advance tickets are available up until the 1st June 2014, these give the advantage of fast track entry to the show. Tickets may be also be purchased at the entrance to Bloom during the event.

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Bloom

Super Garden Returns to RTE 1

Season 6 of Super Garden has returned to RTE 1 and airs at 8.30pm every Thursday. The series follows five aspiring garden designers as they each makeover a garden and compete in a bid to showcase their work at Bloom. Each episode follows the efforts of one of the designers as they transform an average domestic plot into a potential Bloom show garden while being true to the garden owners' briefs and adhering to a strict budget.

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Teagasc

Teagasc Horticulture Careers Open Day

A horticultural careers day will take place at the Teagasc Kildalton College on Thursday, 8th May. Information on courses, applications, grants, accommodation will be available as well as guided tours of the Teagasc facilities.

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RHS

2014 RHS Flower Show Cardiff Awards

The early-season show at Cardiff gives exhibitors the opportunity to show off the beauty of spring flowers set against majestic trees and contrasting hard landscaping within Bute Park.

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Ireland’s BioBlitz 2014

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce the four sites that will be competing in this year's Ireland's BioBlitz which will take place on 23 & 24 May. The sites are all extremely interesting heritage sites that provide a variety of habitats and interesting biodiversity. This should make for very competitive recording this year.

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Father Collins Park : ILI Lecture April 2014

Maryann Harris Past President ILI, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, Dublin City Council
Wednesday April 30th at 6.30pm
Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square East, Dublin 2

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International Mother Earth Day

Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.

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Guided Tree & Wildflower Walk

Date: Saturday 5th April
Location: Tomnafinnoge Woods, Co. Wicklow
Contact: kirsty.daly@nativewoodlandtrust.ie / 087 9619083
Website: www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie

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International Day of Monuments and Sites

Date: 18th April
Location: Worldwide

UNESCO established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 1983. It aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world's built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.

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Bloom

Irish Cheese Awards at Bloom 2014

The Irish Cheese Awards along with their new awards partner, the Traditional Cheese Company will return to Bloom this year.

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Coillte

Green Ribbon – Let’s Talk & Walk Events

A month-long Green Ribbon campaign is taking place during May 2014 to promote the Green Ribbon, which is now the international symbol for mental health awareness and promotes positive mental health.

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From Plant To Plate at Garden Show Ireland

Northern Ireland's premier gardening event, Garden Show Ireland is set to celebrate home grown produce at this year's event. Throughout the weekend leading local chef Paula McIntyre will be showcasing a multitude of recipes that can be created using plants and produce grown in back gardens all over the country.

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Expert Garden Speaker: Clare Garden Festival 2014

Date: Sunday April 27th.
Times: 11am – 5pm
Further info: claregardenfestival.com or facebook.com/claregardenfestival

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Hayes Launches Restored Bridges at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry,  recently launched restored historic bridges in Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

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Designers Take Centre Stage at Garden Show Ireland

Garden Show Ireland has revealed the four finalists for UTV's The Magazine Show Garden Designer Competition who will now bring their designs to life in time for the 2014 Garden Show Ireland event which runs from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

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Basic Level Course in Wood Carving With A Botanical Theme

Returning to live in Ireland after a thirty year career as an artist working in USA and Scotland, Adrienne Diamond (McStay) will lead a two day practical, beginners, wood carving course. Adrienne's artistic interest has been 'light and movement' and throughout her career she has created both public and private artworks along this theme using the materials glass, metal and wood.

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Launch of 2014 Supervalu TidyTowns Competition

"The TidyTowns Competition recognises and encourages the efforts of local people to bring huge benefits to their communities. Over the last three years over 800 cities, towns and villages throughout the country entered the competition and I hope that it will be even bigger and better this year," so said Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government as he, along with Mr Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu officially launched The SuperValu TidyTowns competition for 2014.

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European Day of Parks

The EUROPARC Federation has been celebrating Europe's protected areas through this event since 1999. It is a great opportunity for you to promote your protected area and its work to the general public and your local stakeholders and politicians. We celebrate officially on the 24th May, marking the date when the first national parks in Europe were founded, but please also use the week around this date to organise your events.

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Win An Exclusive Two-Day Break to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Enter the M&G competition to win a two-day break, including exclusive access to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. WIN a two-day break, including exclusive access to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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