Fund raiser for St. Peters Church
fund raiser for St. Peters Church Restoration Fund went really well on Sunday 2 May
at the Forest Park. Members of Friends of the Forest together with Tir na Mona, Coillte,
neighbours and friends, all worked very hard to ensure that all went well on the day.
Special thanks are due to Dolores Kennedy and Morna Hosey who instigated the whole idea.
Again thanks to Coillte for the use of the premises and all who contributed and gave so
generously, and all so soon after the Kosovo fund-raiser just two weeks previously on
What with the funny painted faces of the
children, the bears and the rabbits, not to mention the busy bee. One would not have been
blamed for feeling the child within surface and joyous laughter abound. No doubt drawn by
the warm dry day the visitors arrived in great numbers and gave generously.
The total amount raised was in the region
of £2076.00. So well done all.
FRIENDS OF THE FOREST, DONADEA GROUP.
again. Since our last report, work is progressing well in the forest.
Lime Tree Avenue, which is one of the
entrances to the forest is being resurfaced.
Contracts have been signed and submitted to
KELT ( Kildare Enterprise Leader II )
We will keep you informed of further
The office of the Coill Dubh/Donadea C.E.P. Scheme has closed in
Newtown Hall due to extensive renovations on the Newtown Hall. Mary Lynch is now based in
Woodlands Golf Club and can be contacted there at 045 / 860777.
Donadea Art Group
Donadea Art Group will be having their
annual art exhibition in the autumn
..so artists get working. Watch this
space for further details.
M.O.N.A. wishes to
offer their congratulations to Ned and Margaret Murphy of Derrycrib, who recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Hoping this charming couple will
have many more happy years together in health and happiness.
To Martin and Helen Comerford on the birth
of their son Kieran
Get Well Wishes
To all our readers who are ill or in
hospital we wish a speedy recovery and lots of good health in the future.
Good Luck to all the students who are
taking exams. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The auction for the development of Newtown
Hall held on 14th May was a great success. Thanks to everyone who supported the
event. More details next month.
Small Farm Advisory
OAK partnership has now expanded its Small
Farm Advisory Service into North West Kildare. This is a free advisory service offered to
farmers who have less than 40 L.U. and whose off farm income is below £15,000 gross per
annum. If you would like to avail of this service then
contact Pat Farrell at OAK Partnership, Business Park, Edenderry, Co. Offaly. Tel. 0405
On 20th April 1999, Thermal
Waste Management Ltd. lodged an application with Kildare County Council for outline permission
for an Industrial/Business Park together with a Thermal Waste Treatment Plant with
a vent stack, railway sidings and ancillary accommodation. The planning notice appeared in
the Irish Times. The application was accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement, and
the fee payable was £15,000. Prior to the planning application being lodged the proposers
of the INCINERATOR consulted with Ministers McCreevey and Dempsey, Kildare County Council,
officials and our local area councillors. Ordinary mortals - the community at large - were
not worthy of consultation. The proposed incinerator will cater for 150,000 tones of
hazardous waste and municipal solid wastes per annum. The total quantity of toxic and
dangerous waste produced in Co. Kildare per annum is approx. 2,150 tones. This incinerator
will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Imagine the traffic flow! If an
incinerator is sited in Kilcock, we will lose our green image. Our farmers
(stud and dairy) will suffer a severe economic penalty. The reality of toxic incineration
is that experienced by Mr. Hanrahan in Clonmel - the destruction of prize animals and
irreparable damage to family health. Property values are already affected. Incineration is
not a proven technology. High temperature incineration creates new chemical compounds -
less than 10% of these have been identified - the toxicity of the other 90% is unknown.
Dioxins are a group of chemicals produced by burning toxic waste - they have been
proven to cause cancer. Heavy metals cannot be destroyed by incineration and will
be pumped into the environment. Thermal Waste Management state that this plant will comply
with the principal of waste in, no waste out We know matter does not
disappear - it changes state. Weight and volume are reduced in most cases but poisons
remain. This company has the same knowledge as we have on waste incineration - they
have read about it or listened to various experts. They are not and never have been
actively involved in its operation. Their proposal is based on assumptions and estimates
where effects on our environment and generated traffic are concerned; and on predictions
with more estimates and statistical data (applicable to England or US) to assess the
impact to Public Health. A mathematical model was developed to estimate exposure from
incineration emissions. This is their fait accompli - a computed analysis (ideal
conditions) no real practice (the reality). We are to be the guinea pigs in a very
real-world scenario. Incineration brings a high return on initial investment, and is a
money mint thereafter. GREED is a definite factor here. We, the community, have no vested
interest, but this application affects US most profoundly. Our opposition to the
INCINERATOR is total - it is an imminent threat to our health. This project must
Helene McManus, Nth.
Alliance Against Incinerator.
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