Enviro – 8th August 2016

John Haughton talked about his recent visit to Kilkenny and Carlow where he visited Graignamanagh, and ancient abbeys St. Mullins, Duiske.

In Duiske there was a statue of St. Fiacre patron of gardeners. The monastery he founded is now semi-ruin at Ullard a few miles away. Other towns he visited were Borrris and Innistigue. There was a regatta in Graig, a vintage rally in Inistigue and a book launch in Graig to remember those killed in the First World War who was from the area.

Robert will recommend plants for a wildlife garden.

John and Robert will talk about the poetry night in Howth on the 5 th . August.

John will review two books, firstly, ‘The Hot Topic: How to tackle global warming and still keep the lights on’ by Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King, and secondly ‘The Principles of Gardening@ A Guide to the art, history science and practice of gardening’ by Hugh Johnson.

This will be followed by a discussion on gardening.

Discussion on press release ‘ Not so Green’ An Taisce and Environmental

Pillar and Stop Climate Chaos- press release reference: http://ow.ly/tGCS302vn7B

John Haughon: Presenter

Panellists: Joe Dunne, Robert Miller

Guest: Hannagh Fitzpatrick