Cleanup this Saturday Feb 17th Plus other news

Hello all,

Cleanup this Saturday
We’ll have a cleanup this Saturday meeting at 10am at the Workman’s Club on Emmet Road. Official kick off is 10am but if there’s anyone coming from the Brickfields Parkrun (which has been a huge success by the way, more info here, let us know and we can have someone there to hang on with the gear and let you know where to go.
We’ll work until 11.30 or so and then have tea in the Black Lion
Last cleanup
Despite miserable conditions we had a huge turnout for our last clean up along the canal and we got a huge haul. many thanks to all who turned out, including colleagues from Tidy Drimnagh and also to Kevin and Marie at the BERA Hall for hosting us as ever and Helen for making the tea and bringing the goodies.
Grow it yourself.
There was a very successful Grow it Yourself workshop held last month in the St Michael’s parish centre and a few of our volunteers went along to get some handy tips and tricks for growing incredible edibles.Thanks to Siona from GIY for organising and Richard pictured for all his knowhow
Kilmainham Gaol Tour
A handy-sized group of our members went along to Kilmainham Gaol to be tourists in our own area for an hour or so last week. thanks to Aoife for organising and our tour guide also and there was freee tea and cake afterwards to ease everyone back into the present.
Richmond Barracks – Inchicore on the radio!
You can listen to Eadaoin ni Chleirigh from Richmond Barracks talking about one of this historic areas newest old attractions on the Pat Kenny radio show on Newstalk along with Joe Lee who directed a documentary about it and local historian Liam O’Meara who wrote a book about it. (currently not available but I think it’s in the library)
Actions from our AGM 1- Mini-cleanups. 
At the AGM, it was agreed that in order not to overstetch the group, we would settle on one cleanup per month – as outlined in our schedule attached (TODO).
But also there was interest among members who wanted to do individual cleanups, bag one hour of their own street or bit of road, or anywhere they liked. If you would like to do the odd bit of litter picking, let us know, send on yoru address and we;ll drop some bags to you and info on how to get it picked up. There are a couple of people already doing it so it would be great if we had a small network around the area particularly areas we don’t do our own cleanups in.
Actions from AGM 2 – Issues log. 
A small group of volunteers is currently working on setting up a spreadsheet of the various issues – dumping, graffiti (the crap kind, there’s nice painting going on too!), dilapidation, other –  that affect the area., It’s function is to try and get a running account of any concerns and pass them onto DCC and our local representatives, where applicable. If you have any specific issues you’d like to report reply to this address with them. 

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