Anger at famine statue damage

first_img TAGSBalllingarydamagestatue NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAnger at famine statue damageBy Bernie English – September 6, 2015 629 Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin Statue daubed by thugs after 113 years Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cash flow helps Limerick boat club raise the roof Previous articleSoccer – Turner simply the best as Limerick win yet againNext articleWoman rescued from bridge wall Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement by Bernie English [email protected] are outraged that the famine memorial at Ballingarry Community Park has been vandalised, causing damage to the structure of the statue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Created by local artist …..Bullock of Glenwilliam during the park’s construction eighteen years ago, the statue, named ‘Roisin’ is formed in the likeness of a barefoot young girl in 1840’s style clothing.The park committee say that repair works will need to be carried out, or the statue may even have to be removed altogether if the damage is found to be too severe.Made of a light steel frame structure and formed by hand in detail using concrete, “Roisin” is a unique piece of art and, according to park committee chairman Colin Anderson, it is a tangible reminder of Ballingarry’s heritage and history.“The repairs are likely to cost the park committee a considerable sum as this is specialised work that will have to be undertaken by structural engineers and needs to be restored in the correct manner”, Mr Anderson explained.“This is the second act of vandalism seen in the park in the past three weeks. On August bank holiday Monday last, someone tried to set a number of fires in the park, and was witnessed stealing newspaper returns from the local shop at 5am for this purpose. No damage was caused, but there was intent.“The park is there for the enjoyment of all in our community and it is up to the members of our community to educate our young people to this fact, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardaí”, the park committee chairman said.In the meantime, the area where “Roisin” is located  has been fenced off in case she should fall and injure somebody. The area will remain fenced off until remedial works can be carried out, or a decision is made to remove her.Ballingarry has a deep-rooted history of famine times, with a large poorhouse located just outside the village. A booming town in the early part of the 19th century when many locals were employed in the weaving and linen industries, it never fully recovered from the ravages of the famine.Many families took refuge on nearby Knockfierna Hill where up to a thousand people tried to stave off hunger and destitution before finally entering the poorhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Shannon statue to commemorate Axel last_img read more

Gifts for the Birds

first_imgBut even for the small seed-eaters on your list, like white-throated sparrows, cardinals,towhees, juncos, goldfinches, tufted titmice, chickadees and others, you still need tobuy the right seed. It seems that getting presents for animals is popular these days. We buy holiday giftsfor our dogs or cats. So why not buy gifts for the birds? It’s a cute thought. But a recipe for bird food is not at all necessary. The plain seedsare as good or better. Well, small, seed-eating backyard birds, you say. Let’s buy them seeds. But what is bird food? It depends on what kind of bird you have in mind. After all,eagles, ostriches, woodpeckers and penguins are all birds, but their foods are ratherdifferent. An interesting 4-H or school wildlife project is to let the birds teach you what they like.Buy various kinds of birdseed and put them out on the ground. Under dense bushes is agood place, where the birds can feed safely. Put the various kinds of food in separate places, and then count the numbers of eachkind of bird you find feeding on the seeds. Do you need feeders for this experiment? No. A feeder isn’t necessary for most smallseed-eaters. They’re adapted to feeding on the ground, although some, like thegoldfinches, often prefer to feed up in the branches. This is the last in this series of articles on backyard wildlife. Did you like it? If you’dlike the series to continue, or if you’d like your questions answered on other wildlifetopics, please call Dan Rahn at (912) 681-5189. Or fax (912) 871-1657, [email protected] or write at P.O. Box 8112, Statesboro, Ga. 30460. What to get them? Bird food, of course. How about making specialty mixes of seeds, or adding suet to seeds to make acasserole for cardinals or a concoction for chickadees? Mixes of bird seeds are often primarily the less desirable, cheaper seeds, such assorghum, wheat or cracked corn. Premium bird seeds, from the point-of-view of thesebirds, will include sunflower seeds, niger thistle and white and red proso millet. Well, now that the bustle of the winter holidays is over, had you thought about gifts foryour birds?last_img read more

Facility Solutions: Project Manager promotes great plans

first_imgWhether your credit union is rolling out a new financial service or constructing a new facility, two primary elements are required: creativity and delivery. Because both must be present at the same high level to ensure success, having the right people on board and tight management are required.Toward that end, more credit unions are adding project managers to their staffs to keep pace with a continually evolving environment and to guide staff and business partners working together to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of members and management.Each project is different and requires different levels of PM engagement and knowledge. Project management for new branch construction, for example, requires experience in the areas of building codes, contracts, technology integration, and hundreds of other areas. A credit union PM learning the ropes of branch construction could work with project managers from the design firm and contractor if the CU has a strong, trusted relationship with those business partners. To avoid the risk of cost overruns, extended schedules, business interruption, and other frustrations sometimes associated with working on multiple branches or a new headquarters, some credit unions contract with an outside project manager. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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