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  1. 1. 2 1 0 8 /0 /2 WEST CORK LOCAL vents 9 0 www.localcampus.com 09/08/2012 - 16/08/2012 | walter@localcampus.com E dangerous surf conditions. The lifeboat Calves Week, Schull crew then launched a small boarding boat Now - 10th from their all weather lifeboat Alan Massey with volunteer crewmembers Ger Sheehy Kinsale Regatta st Cork! and Sean McCarthy. This smaller boat No w - Au g 1 1 t h . Fo r f u r t h e r i n f o s e e could only advance within 50 metres of the www.kyss.ie. cave summit due to the area being awash with surf and again it was considered too dangerous. RNLI crewmember John Goleen Festival Promoting We Kearney, an experienced sea swimmer, Now - Aug 12th went into the water and swam the last 50 metres to reach the two kayakers. The boy Kilbrittain Festival and girl were clinging to a rock surface Now - Aug 12th while waves broke around them. Both the young people were cold and tired. Castletownbere Festival Of The Sea John carried each of them in turn over his No w - Au g 1 2 t h . Fo r f u r t h e r i n f o s e e : shoulder in chest high water to the CORK! www.castletownbere.ie. P RO M O T I N G W E S T boarding boat. Considerable skill was required of Ger Sheehy to keep the small West Cork Fit Up Theatre Festival boat steady so that they could be retrieved with the assistance of Sean McCarthy. The Now - Aug 19th. For further information see: girl and boy were then taken to the inshore www.westcorkfit-upfestival.com. B y C a r o l G il b e rt lifeboat, where they were given a medicalThe story could have been so different been reported missing from Rosscarbery assessment and deemed to be fit to return Castletownshend Festival Ofand this coast has had more than its fair on Saturday evening after they had not to shore. The inshore lifeboat brought them Classical Musicshare of tragedies this year but the returned home at their expected time. A directly to their families at Mill Cove slip, Aug 9th. For more info CLICK HERE.dramatic events of last Saturday night/ huge search was mounted involving where they were assessed by a Doctor. early Sunday morning are about the best Balimore RNLI and Irish Coast Guard The entire incident took place in the hoursgood news story anyone could wish for. Units. of darkness. Rosscarbery Family FestivalThe two young kayakers who were Aug 10th - 20th.rescued after they became trapped in Mill At 23:00, while the search was ongoing, Commenting on the rescue Baltimore RNLICave, West Cork are home safe and well Baltimore RNLI lifeboat Helm John Helm John Kearney said, ‘The water in the Paul Ringrose Exhibition - Newthanks to a Baltimore RNLI crew member Kearney heard what he thought was a cave was churning like a washing machine. Work - Small Paintingsswimming into a narrow cave in faint whistle coming from Pouldav cave, However I was convinced that I had heardchallenging sea conditions and bringing known locally for its blow hole. The Au g 1 0 t h - 2 6 t h , D o s w e l l G a l l e r y, a sound and was concerned for the safetythe two young kayakers to safety. lifeboat crew were aboard the RNLI Rosscarbery. For further info call 023 884 8137 of the kayakers. I will never forget the relief Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Bessie but or see www.doswellgallery.com.The two teenagers, a boy and a girl, had could not enter the cave due to the Continues Next Page 1
  2. 2. Continued From Previous Page Ardfield/Rathbarry - Old Time ThreshingI felt when I saw the two young people alive FOR  THE  PRICE  OF  YOUR  LINE  RENTAL  WE  OFFER  A  LOT  MORE Aug 11th, 3pm at O’Sullivan’s Mountainand safe inside the cave. They were verybrave and did exactly what they needed to do Upgrade  to  our  €49.99  PHONE  AND  BROADBAND  DEAL Home, Ardfield.to get to safety. We are very lucky to have twolifeboats in Baltimore, and by using all of our YOU  GET Schull Regattaavailable resources and training we were able 30GB  USAGE  ALLOWANCE Aug 12th, 1pm.to bring these young people to safety.” UP  TO  4MB  DOWNLOAD  SPEED Myross Wood Retreat House -And we are so lucky to have people like JohnKearney and all those who backed up this FREE  EQUIPMENT  AND  INSTALLATION Annual Garden Feterescue effort. We’re so lucky to have the RNLI Aug 12th, 2.30pm. - 5.30pm. For more info Tel:and Coastguard volunteers all around this 1000  MIN  OF  UK  AND  IRISH  CALLS 028 33118coast and so grateful that this was a positive KEEP  YOUR  PHONE  NUMBERresult. West Cork Trotting - Saddle & Sulky NO  INTERRUPTION  IN  SERVICE RacesLiss Ard WE  DO  ALL  THE  PAPERWORK Aug 12th, 2pm at the Central Track, Leap. For more info see www.westcorktrotting.netAnother positive result was the Liss ArdFestival. Okay there were access problems on Saturday and I was amongstthose waiting whilst organisers cleared the traffic, and there was mud and rain, Ballydehob Summer Festivalbut as I donned my wellies after being rescued and found a parking space, I Aug 12th - 19th. For more info call Noleenthought that this felt like a real festival. You couldn’t really have a proper musical Murphy - 086 325 4214 or Barry O’Brien 086 387festival without a bit of mud. The music, atmosphere and the food, the 2821.entertainment for all ages was wonderful and I for one can’t wait for next year.I’m going to take my little grandson along next year as there was so much laid on Masters Of Tradition, Bantryfor children and there were lots of children of all ages enjoying the experience. Aug 15th to 19th. For further details go to:What an inspiration Declan McCarthy is as he brings us so much top class www.westcorkmusic.ie.entertainment and musicians to this little corner of the country. West Cork wouldbe a much poorer place without him doing his musical roundups. Heir Island Regatta Aug 16th. For more info CLICK HERE.Baltimore Singers RESPONSIBLE Timoleague Harvest FestivalWe were wonderful last Monday night at the amphitheatre, Glebe Gardens. There ENERGY FOR A Aug 17th - 26th. For tickets call 086 169 7628was a huge crowd there and we started out quite well, did our four songs, got SUSTAINABLE PLANETgreat applause but there was even better to come. The Hothouse Flowers were Our vision is that through by deploying Amnesty Flag Daysimply terrific, and we were only fabulous as we sang with them for their last two tailored technology solutions to harness Amnesty Flag Day in Clonakilty and Bandonsongs. The scenes will stay forever in my mind as we accompanied them for specific renewable energy resources, on on Aug 17th, and Skibbereen on Aug 18th.‘Love goes on and on’ and ‘I can see clearly now’ as darkness fell. The whole a profitable project by project basis,crowd was on their feet, dancing and cheering. The smattering of rain that humanity can enjoy sustainable use ofstarted as we sang the words ‘It’s gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day’ didn’t Silent Art Auction energy decoupled from effects on climatephase us one little bit and boy did we have a blast and felt we were on top of the Aug 18th, Sailing Centre, Schull.world. It was such brilliant fun and we have an invitation for a repeat gig with Tel: +353 (0) 28 51951Hothouse Flowers next time. So thanks to Liam and the lads for their patience Email: info@organicpower.ie West Cork Antique & Art Fairduring our rehearsals with them and to our wonderful musical director Katy Web: www.organicpower.ie Aug 19th, Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery.Salvidge who has opened up this new world for us. 2
  3. 3. Baltimore Deep Sea Angling Festival Gabriel Rangers L.F.C 1 8 Y E A R WA I T F O R N E W Au g 2 3 rd - 2 6 t h . Fo r m o r e i n f o s e e Summertime Discos CLON GAELSCOIL BUILDING www.baltimoreseaangling.com. Ballydehob Dog & Pony Show Every Wednesday evening in the Parish Hall, Schull. ENDS Aug 19th, 2pm. For further info contact Barry (alongside Church) O’Brien on 028 37191 or 086 387 2821. 18 years after being established, there is good news today for Gaelscoil AUGUST – UNDER 12s - 8 till 10 15th Chloch na gCoillte, (Clonakilty), in West Cork, with the announcement that An Cape Clear International Story AUGUST 22nd – OVER 12s - 8.30 till 11 Bórd Pleanála has granted Planning Permission for the immediate Telling Festival   construction of a new purpose-built school building. Aug 31st to Sept 2nd. For further details go to: All Discos supervised www.capeclearstorytelling.com. Since 1994, when the Gaelscoil started with 20 pupils and Carmel Nic Airt, Everyone welcome. as the sole teacher, it has been housed in various rented buildings around Clonakilty. It has expanded over the years and now has almost 250 pupils on Harvest Moon Music Festival, Schull See posters displayed for more info. the roll and over 20 staff. Welcoming the news, Príomhoide Carmel Nic Airt, Sept 7th - 9th, Schull. For further details go to: who has been the Principal since 1994, said: "This is a great and historic day www.harvestmoonmusicfestival.com. for the pupils, parents and staff of An Gaelscoil. At last, we can proceed with Summer Agricultural the building of a proper purpose build school building that will be suitable for A Taste Of West Cork Food Festival the needs of the children and staff with all the facilities that they should have Sept 10th - 16th, Skibbereen. For further had years ago as a right. On this day, I want to pay tribute and say a sincere Shows   "Go raibh maith agat", to the families who, through the many hard years, details go to: www.atasteofwestcork.com. supported our school when we had far from ideal conditions for their Baltimore Walking WeekendInniscarra Agricultural Show & Vintage Rally children. Likewise, I want to salute all our staff, both current and past, whoseSun 26th August 2012 Contact: Eileen Collins patience in often very difficult working conditions, I commend again today. Sept 29th - 30th. For more info CLICK HERE.Rea Bearings Co. Cork Phone 021-7332076inniscarraagricuturalshow@yahoo.co.uk  Collectively, we have over the last 18 years provided top class primary  school, eduction through the medium of the Irish language to boys and girls Schull CommunityBallingeary Show from the Clonakilty area.  It is ironic today that there are young studentsSun 26th August 2012 Contact: Ann Lucey Cahir enrolled in our school whose parents were here in the early years. We also have one teacher on our staff who attended here as a pupil. That gives you Council - PetitionBallingeary Co. Cork Phone 026-47182 an idea of how long we have waited for this day, and also the loyalty and Bantry Agricultural Show support we have always had from the community. Against Closure OfSunday 2nd September 2012 Contact: MartinaHamilton Dromacussane Bantry Co. Cork Tel: Over the years, we have had a number of false dawns, particularly around AIB Bank, Schull. To election times, when politicians and candidates gave us false information.027-52117 Mobile 087-9371572 Email:b a n t r y a g r i s h o w @ e i r c o m . n e t  h t t p : / / These experiences made us very wary of such announcements. But today is the real thing! On behalf of everyone at the Gaelscoil, I want to thank Sign CLICK HEREwww.bantryshow.com Clonakilty Town Council who granted the planning condition some months  ago, and An Bórd Pleanála who today gave us the best news weve had in 18 WestCorkCampus.comWest Cork Horse Breeders years.  We are now moving forward as we prepare to commence the buildingSun 9th September 2012 Contact: Rosemarie of An Gaelscoil Nua at the site at Fernhill Road which has been sitting thereDeasy Kilbeg Bandon Co. Cork Mobile waiting for it for the last seven years. The children, families and staff of An086-1689536 E-Mail: rojvdeasy@gmail.com Gaelscoil will be delighted, and the taxpayers of the country will be relieved For All That’s Good In to know that their money will no longer to expended on rented privatewww.irishqualityhorses.com properties, thankful through we are to have had those over the years." West Cork! 3
  4. 4. In France, where one might expect haughty Roy Heyland - A BAFTA TV Society, Hobby Horse by Rob Heyland insouciance, one got cheers and beaming Writer’s Guild & Critics Award Winner smiles and nods of approval - easy with their sexuality. In Ireland one got smiles, head- Beep! Beep! scratching and people trying to tell you thatQuite a long time ago, several decades indeed, I was an actor. And I had an actor friend, their Uncle Connor had a convertible oncewho, like me, had his moment of fame before his flame guttered. back in . . . a rather one-sided conversation when you are doing 40 miles and hour and heHe landed a plum TV role and, as all actors do, raved about how good the part was, and is standing stationary, waiting for the pub tohow good the money was, and best of all, how he had next Thursday and Friday off. open at noon, while his wife and mother, shrouded in black, head home for someAnd he went out and realised a dream. He bought himself a two-seater, soft top, 4.2 litre serious post-mass tutting.Morgan. It’s a car. A car made of ash wood, with an enormous long bonnet thatconceals a vastly-too-big-for-the-car-engine. Yes, basically it was a willy, and like so In England however, particularly in Doncaster,many willies in the hands of a very young man, it was rather hard to control. So it wasn’t there were scowls, and a rainbow of differentlong before he took it into a wall (the car, not the willy) on a tight corner, and failed a finger arrangements, none of them toobreath test, and took an 18 month time out. complimentary. Noise abaters and begrudgers the lot of them.But he had waited all his life for this Morgan, it was racing green and built to order, sorather than park it up he gave it to me to drive until he was purged of his sin. All of which came into my head when I saw a 2012 Dublin registered BMW yesterday. And ISo I drove it. felt a little twinge of animosity. A new experience. And I heard an odd sound, rattling inside my head.I drove across Ireland. And it rained constantly. And I pulled the top up and spent a weekcooped up in an alternately freezing and boiling cardboard box with a very grumpy and I have not seen many 12 reg cars. I don’t believe there are many people in West Corkunimpressed woman. Many of you have met her. We are still married. who are in a position to buy a new car. And when so many people are losing jobs, closing down businesses, living in fear of repossession and homelessness, I don’t thinkAnd I took it to the continent. Not least so that I could know what it was to do 140 miles that many will be buying a 2013 registration car either.per hour sitting on a plank with almost no brakes, one inch from the ground. It wasinteresting. As I watched this big 2012 BMW, from Dublin, coast past, towing a huge new rib with a vastly engorged outboard engine hanging like dogs bollocks off the back, I rememberedBut what I found most interesting was the effect it had on people. You see, it was something I had heard.uncomfortable and un-roadworthy, but it looked beautiful and had feature I loved aboveall others. If you were cantering along at 100mph, say on a long straight roman road in A couple bought a house down here a while back, a couple who had held off buying aNormandy, flanked by whit-painted poplar and lime trees, with the odd one missing home for a long while because they believed that property was massively inflated inbecause it had been taken out by a Citroen DS, and you saw a village approaching, all price. Finally - encouraged, coaxed, goaded even, by the banks, and the estate agents,you did was take your foot off the accelerator and, just as you crossed the village line and the Minister of Finance, the Taoiseach and the governor of the Central Bank and theand found that Puy-Guillaume had an unlikely joumellage with Dusseldorf, the engine ECB all saying “buy, buy, buy - interest rates will never go up, property values willwould begin to backfire, not like an machine gun, but like a Spitfire’s Merlin engine increase steadily year on year, there will be no bubble and if there is it will be a softchugging down on the runway, thumping through your body in an extremely sensually landing and don’t you worry we are the ones with access to all the information whosepleasing sort of way. Dug-a-dug-a-dug-dugga-dug. day job it is to use all the experts at our disposal to make sure the figures all stack up - the economy is all grand - BUY BUY BUY!”.It was everything you could ever want from an engine. Not offensive, just attention-grabbing like Mozart is attention-grabbing. And people’s attention was grabbed. And So they bought. And they signed up to what felt like a vast mortgage, put in all theirthey turned and looked. And Mr Toad waved gaily at them. savings and all their inheritance and months and months of building work to make an amazing home.And this is where the anthropology cuts in. The reactions of the people varieddramatically. Continued Next Page 4
  5. 5. And it all went horribly wrong, as anyone not asleep on the bridge and noticing thatbuilding 300,000 new homes in Ireland with only 30,000 buyers available, on vast oceansof borrowed money, should and would have known it would.And now they are broke. Every penny they have is gone and their home is going to besold for half what they paid for it and, at 60, they will be penniless and homeless.They asked the estate agent, in Skibbereen, who might buy it. Oh, he said, just threekinds of buyers around at present - medical consultants, solicitors and . . . bankers.Dublin bankers. Bankers can still afford to buy up our homes and buy new cars, despitethe fact their hubris and gambling has brought most of us to our knees.Ironic, eh?And when I saw that 2012 BMW I should have been pleased to see money coming intoour county. But I knew that the money that bought that car was our money, taken fromus in household charges and school cut-backs. And I was with the resentful peasants Ipassed so gaily in Doncaster all those years ago, the have-nots, and the probably-never-will-haves-because-they-aren’t-in-the-loop and don’t get to drink straight from the welllike the bankers do.And I realised the sound I heard rattling inside my head wasn’t the lovely deceleratinggurgle of a ludicrous car, it was the sound of tumbrills. The sound of carts clattering overcobble stones. Carts bearing the careless rich to the guillotine.***On a more jolly note! Big Up Arfur Little.What a great gig that Liss Ard weekend was. They braved it on through all the weather,didn’t lose their nerve, and put on such a show for us.I spoke to some of the few people there who I didn’t know - yes, it was that boutique -and they told me they had had such a good time getting to Skib and had found such awelcome and had always had a “yes” when in most towns they would have had a “no”.And I realised we all need to support this festival, and have it grow (aagh! - my worstword) year on year. We should have 50,000 people coming here every August - spendingat least 100 a head - that’s at least 5 million into the local economy - and it’s all done andover in a week - we can accommodate them - we can give them a welcome they won’tforget and all those people will see how wonderful it is down here and how wonderful weare and many will come again at other times - and bring their friends.Liss Ard is made for it. And as long as it stays true to its roots, uses local producers andsuppliers and staff, keeps that personal touch - we should move heaven and earth tomake it a perpetual fixture.We might even not grumble if they turn up in brand new BMW’s. 5
  6. 6. Paul Ringrose New Work - Small Paintings West Cork Links www.ballydehob.ie Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery 10th August until 26th August www.baltimore.ie www.doswellgallery.com | 023 8848137 www.bandon.ie www.bantry.ie www.castletownbere.ie www.clonakilty.ie www.dunmanway.ie www.drimoleague.com Tel +353 (0)28 27606 Email: info@whytebooks.com www.glengarriff.ie Web: www.whytebooks.com www.goleen.info www.kinsale.ie www.macroom.ie www.rosscarbery.ie www.schull.ie Paul Ringorse- Pond Edge (Oil On Canvas) www.skibbereen.ie Advertisement Rates Standard Ad - 1 Week - €20 Standard Ad - 10 Weeks - €150 Extensive 3 Course Set Dinner Menu Medium Ad (A6)- 1 Week - €40 Only €25 Large Ad (A5)- 1 Week - €80 Full Page Ad - 1 Week - €150 For reservations call: 028 28067For more info see: www.localcampus.com/ad.html Email: info@grovehouseschull.com 6
  7. 7. Live Theatre OnBere IslandBere Island Theatre Troupe are proud to beone of the hosts for the 2012 West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival. Blood in the AlleyTheatre Company will tour West Cork with aseries of plays during July and August.On Saturday 11th August RayScannells  "Mimic"  will be performed atthe Lecture Theatre, Rerrin, Bere Island at8pm.   Admission is €10, concessions €8.Family ticket €30 (2 adults and 2 teens). Please note the plays are not suitable forunder 14s. Ferry  departs the Pontoon at 7pm,returning  by special ferry  at 10.30pm. (Fare€8 per person return).For further details please call   027 75099 or027 75014.Further details on the plays can be found inthe links below.Mimichttp://www.westcorkfit-upfestival.com/plays/mimicA further performances on Bere Island willtake place on:Saturday 18th August - "The GhostShow" starring Rosaleen Linehanhttp://www.westcorkfit-upfestival.com/plays/ghost-show 7
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  11. 11. ETC Group Produces World Geoengineering MapETC Group has produced a world map of geoengineering that represents the first attempt to document the expanding scope of research and experimentation in the large-scalemanipulation of Earth or climate systems. Continues Next Page 11
  12. 12. Continued From Previous Page "The oceans capacity for carbon sequestration in low-iron regions is just a fraction ofDumping iron into the sea can bury carbon dioxide for centuries, potentially helping anthropogenic CO2 emissions, and such sequestration is not permanent — it lasts onlyreduce the impact of climate change, according to a major new study. The work shows for decades to centuries," said Ken Buesseler, at the Woods Hole Oceanographicfor the first time that much of the algae that blooms when iron filings are added dies and Institution in the US.falls into the deep ocean. Smetacek said ocean iron fertilisation could bury at most 1 gigatonne of CO2  per yearGeoengineering  – technologies aimed at alleviating global warming – are controversial, compared to annual emissions of 8-9Gt, of which 4Gt accumulates in the atmosphere.with critics warning of unintended environmental side effects or encouraging But sequestering some CO2  could make the difference between crossing a climatecomplacency in global deals to cut carbon emissions. But Prof Victor Smetacek, at the "tipping" point, where feedback effects lead to runaway global warming, he said: "I dontAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, who led the new see what will stop Arctic sea ice from decreasing."research, said: "The time has come to differentiate: some geoengineering techniques aremore dangerous than others. Doing nothing is probably the worst option." Michael Steinke, director of marine biology at the University of Essex, said: "Will this open up the gates to large-scale geoengineering using ocean fertilisation? Likely not,Dave Reay, senior lecturer in carbon management at the University of Edinburgh, said: since the logistics of finding the right spot for such experiments are difficult and costly.""This represents a whole new ball game in terms of iron fertilisation as a geoengineering Smetacek responded that ocean iron fertilisation is much cheaper than other possibletechnique. Maybe deliberate enhancement of carbon storage in the  oceans  has more geoengineering techniques. He acknowledged more experiments were needed overlegs than we thought but, as the scientists themselves acknowledge, its still far too longer periods to examine, for example, how many of the diatoms were eaten by krill,early to run with it." and then by whales, meaning they did not fall to the ocean floor.A 2009 report from the Royal Society, the UKs science academy, concluded that while On the ethics of geoengineering, Smetacek, who is a vegetarian, told the Guardian: "Wecutting emissions is the first priority, careful research into geoengineering was required in could reduce emissions significantly and increase the scope for sequestration on landcase drastic measures – such as trying to block sunlight by pumping sulphate into the [by freeing grazing land for forestry] if we managed to convert the global population toatmosphere– were one day needed. vegetarianism. Would that be geoengineering?"Prof John Shepherd, chair of the report, said on Wednesday: "It is important that wecontinue to research these technologies but governance of this research is vital to Running For Schull Hospitalprotect the oceans, wider environment and public interests." The Women’s mini marathon will take place in cork on Sunday September 16th in Cork.Smetaceks team  added seven tonnes of iron sulphate to the ocean near Antarctica, It is a four mile route and people usually do it for charity so lots of people will be walkingwhere iron levels are extremely low. The addition of the missing nutrient prompted a dressed up etc. You can walk run or jog the route. For those who would like to run itmassive bloom of phytoplankton to begin growing within a week. As the phytoplankton, there is a training schedule and more information on the website below.mostly species of diatom, began to die after three weeks, they sank towards the oceanfloor, taking the carbon they had incorporated with them. http://www.eveningecho.ie/evening-echo-mini-marathon/The scientists chose the experiment location carefully, within a 60km-wide self-enclosed If anyone would like to do it for Schull Hospital let me know and I will get a sponsorshipeddy in the ocean that acted as a giant "test tube". This meant that it was possible to card to you.compare what happened within the eddy with control points outside the eddy. After amonth of monitoring nutrient and plankton levels from the surface to the depths the Schull hospital had to upgrade it facilities to comply with HIQA guidelines. This  meantteam concluded at least half of the bloom had fallen to depths below 1,000m and that a adding single en-suite bedrooms. The government would like to close all community"substantial portion was likely to have reached the sea floor" at 3,800m. hospitals under 50 beds (Schull has 21) and are shutting down all of the community hospitals that are not in compliance with HIQA. The hospital extension is proceedingThe scientists conclude in the journal Nature that the carbon is therefore likely to be kept very quickly but need funds to continue. If you would like to see the new extension sendout of the atmosphere for many centuries or longer. me an email and I will take you on a tour. The hospital provides and invaluable service in the Mizen community by keeping people in their own locality when they need long termA dozen other experiments have shown that iron can prompt phytoplankton blooms, but care and by providing respite to take pressure off families who are caring for familythis is the first study to show that the carbon the plants take up is deeply buried. Other members at home. They also have  palliative care and community support beds. Justresearchers recognise the significance of this but warn of other issues that might prevent think how much more difficult it would be if an elderly person had to travel to Clonakiltythe iron fertilisation of the ocean as being a useful geoengineering technique. to visit their loved one. 12
  13. 13. Last autumn, a British field test of a balloon-and-hosepipe device that would have Cooling The Planet pumped water into the sky generated controversy. The government-funded project –Two Harvard engineers are to spray sun-reflecting chemical particles into the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (Spice) – was cancelled  after aatmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort row over patents and a public outcry by global NGOs, some of whom argued the projectSumner, New Mexico. was a "Trojan horse" that would open the door to full-scale deployment of the technology.The field experiment in solar  geoengineering  aims to ultimately create a technology toreplicate the observed effects of volcanoes that spew sulphates into the stratosphere, Keith said he opposed Spice from the outset because it would not have improvedusing sulphate aerosols to bounce sunlight back to space and decrease the temperature knowledge of the risks or effectiveness of solar geoengineering, unlike his ownof the Earth. experiment.David Keith, one of the investigators, has argued that solar geoengineering could be an "I salute the British government for getting out and trying something," he said. "But Iinexpensive method to slow down global warming, but other scientists warn that it could wish theyd had a better process, because those opposed to any such experiments willhave unpredictable, disastrous consequences for the Earths weather systems and food see it as a victory and try to stop other experiments as well."supplies. Environmental groups fear that the push to make geoengineering a "plan B"for climate change will undermine efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Skibbereen To Host A Unique Course ThisKeith, who manages a multimillion dollar geoengineering  research fund provided byMicrosoft founder Bill Gates, previously commissioned  a study  by a US aerospace Autumncompany that made the case for the feasibility of large-scale deployment of solar "The Theory and Practice of Magic" will run for 8 weekly 3hr sessions from Wednesdaygeoengineering technologies. 5th Sept- Wed 24th Oct. I will introduce you to the history of Magic from the writings of Hermes Trismegistus and the Gnostic literature of the early Roman Empire, through theHis US experiment, conducted with American James Anderson, will take place within a Middle Ages and the Medici inspired Renaissance revival, to the contemporary practicesyear and involve the release of tens or hundreds of kilograms of particles to measure the of the Discordians and Chaos Magic movement. The student will encounter a world ofimpacts on ozone chemistry, and to test ways to make sulphate aerosols the appropriate colorful characters like Henry Cornelius Agrippa, John Dee and the people behind thesize. Since it is impossible to simulate the complexity of the stratosphere in a laboratory, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn which counted W. B. Yeats as one of its mostKeith says the experiment will provide an opportunity to improve models of how the active members. We will look at how magic has influenced art, literature and film and itsozone layer could be altered by much larger-scale sulphate spraying. role in the development of modern science. Particular focus will be given to examples of the creative expression of magical techniques as incorporated into the work of people"The objective is not to alter the climate, but simply to probe the processes at a micro such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Kenneth Anger to encourage participants toscale," said Keith. "The direct risk is very small." use what they learn in an exciting and personally satisfying way.  While the experiment may not harm the climate, environmental groups say that the Anne Crossey has a Masters in Psychoanalytic Theory from TCD  and  is currentlyglobal environmental risks of solar geoengineering have been amply identified through completing an MA in Western Esotericism in the history department at University ofmodelling and the study of the impacts of sulphuric dust emitted by volcanoes. Exeter.  "Impacts include the potential for further damage to the ozone layer, and disruption of “As an initiate of many esoteric traditions and an Alumnus of Arcanorium College, Annerainfall, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions – potentially threatening the food brings a unique perspective to the applications of Practical Metaphysics and Magic” supplies of billions of people," said Pat Mooney, executive director of the Canadian-  based technology watchdog ETC Group. "It will do nothing to decrease levels of -Peter J Carroll, Past Grandmaster- Illuminates of Thanateros (IOT) greenhouse gases in the atmosphere or halt ocean acidification. And solar  geoengineering is likely to increase the risk of climate-related international conflict – Places will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. The course willgiven that the modelling to date shows it poses greater risks to the global south." run morning and evening to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in this absolutely unique programme. A scientific  study published last month  concluded that solar radiation management  could decrease rainfall by 15% in areas of North America and northern Eurasia and by Cost: €200 = €25 per week. more than 20% in central South America.   Bookings: 085 851 6172 13
  14. 14. West Cork Arts Centre Is Pleased To Invite You ToThe Opening Of Dermot Seymour - Selected Paintings, 1987 - 2012 on Friday 18 August at 7.15pm  by Gemma Tipton, writer, critic and Guest ArtisticDirector, Kinsale Arts Festival. Dermot Seymour will be in conversation with GemmaTipton at 6.30pm. All welcomeDermot Seymour was born in Belfast in 1956, he studied at the University of Ulster,receiving an advanced diploma in art and design in 1981. His "social realist" approachtowards Northern Irish politics frequently involves a juxtaposition of images within theIrish landscape, particularly livestock, and religious and military symbols. In 1998, he andpainter Martin Gale each produced a series of landscapes on opposite sides of theNorthern Irish border as part of Fair to Mizen, a project organised and exhibited by theBoathouse Gallery in Cork. Dermot Seymour is a member of Aosdana. He lives in Co.Mayo. The exhibition continues to Saturday 22nd of SeptemberImage above: Dermot Seymour, A Hereford nods in awe at the 5th batt. North Irish Horsewho perished of pestilence and malaric fever on the 4th day of the battle of Omdurman, oil Aug 9th, 23rd, 30thon canvas, 1989 14
  15. 15. Bantry Cubs & ScoutsBantry Cub and ScoutGroup have had a verybusy and excitingy e a r.  N u m b e r s h a v egrown in the group andall the members haveenjoyed numerous andvaried activitiessupported by theirSection leaders. TheCubs paid their annualand much anticipatedvisit to the Pantomime atthe Everyman Theatre,hiked part of the BearaWay learning the historyof Dunboy Castle andhosted the County Quizand nature challenge onthe grounds of Bantry House. They also had lots of enjoyable days out including a medievalthemed fun day at Inishannon, “Backwoods Cooking” in Caheragh and kayaking in Schull. In house activities included a water safety talk by Bantry Inshore Rescue including topicssuch as navigation and tides.The Scout group successfully climbed Carrantuohill last September as well as many dayand night hikes with camp fire sausages to sustain them.  Fish filleting, pancake making   orienteering and raft building are some of the numerous and varied skills the Scouts learntthis year. Plans are well underway to venture over to Wales in September to climbSnowdon. The group came 3rd in the County Shield and all had a fabulous Summer Campin Ahakista.The Group are looking forward to the Beaver Section starting up again which is anintroduction to the world of Scouting for 6-8 year olds. Enormous thanks to all the volunteerleaders whose enthusiasm and commitment make all the trips and activities such asuccess.At present the Group is looking for some additional Cub leaders to continue delivering anactive and fulfilling programme for the group. A full training programme is provided andsupport is available at both national and local level. Further information is available atwww.scouts.ie. If you are interested in helping young people achieve their potential andhave a fun and rewarding experience in the process please contact Group Leader RuthOliver on 027 53768 or 086 1086076 or any of the current Leaders.Finally Bantry Cub and Scout Group were delighted to partake in the Atlantic ChallengeParade of Nations with The Belgian Team, who were also Sea Scouts and with whom theyenjoyed a very entertaining  exchange evening . 15
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  17. 17. West Cork Music Maire Ní Chéileachair [singer],  Carmen Ibánez-Berbel [singer], Séamus Connolly [fiddle], Geraldine Cotter [piano], The Teetotallers left [Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford & John Doyle]   10.30pm Níos Deanaí Masters of Tradition 2012 Bantry House   Tulla Céilí Band & Stephanie Keane [resident dancer]Wednesday 15 August7.30pm Ceolchoirm Saturday 18 AugustSt Brendans Church 10am Masterclass Mizen Beara Room, Maritime Hotel - tutoredMartin Hayes [fiddle], Dennis Cahill [guitar], Len by Séamus Connolly [fiddle]Graham [singer], Toner Quinn [fiddle] & Malachy 11.30am Coffee ConcertBourke [fiddle] St Brendans Church Kevin Crawford [flute] 7.30pm CeolchoirmThursday 16 August Bantry House10am Masterclass Moya  Brennan  [singer], Carmen Ibánez- Berbel [singer], Cormac DeBarra [harp], Väsen [nyckelharpa, viola & guitar]Mizen Beara Room, Maritime Hotel- tutored by  Toner Quinn [fiddle] 10.30pm Níos Deanaí Bantry House11.30am Coffee Concert Cormac Debarra [harp], Tríona Marshall [harp] & Michael Rooney [harp]   St Brendans Church June McCormack & Michael Rooney,leftMaire Ní Chéileachair, Carmen Ibánez-Berbel,  John Flanagan & Len Graham [singers] Sunday 19 August7.30pm Ceolchoirm 10am MasterclassSt Brendans Church Mizen Beara Room, Maritime Hotel - tutoredJohn Flanagan [singer], Michael Rooney [harp], by Moya Brennan [singer]June McCormack [flute], Liam OFlynn [uilleann 7.30pm Ceolchoirmpipes, left] & Steve Cooney [guitar] Bantry House  Martin Hayes [fiddle], Dennis Cahill [guitar] &Friday 17 August friends10am Masterclass   Mizen Beara Room, Maritime Hotel - tutored byKevin Crawford [flute]11.30am Coffee Concert To book tickets, go online at www.westcorkmusic.ie or ring the West Cork MusicSt Brendans Church office on 027 52788.John Doyle [guitar & singer] The Masters of Tradition is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and7.30pm Ceolchoirm Failte Ireland.Bantry House 17
  18. 18. Summer Camp Listing Bere Island Golf Classic Bere Island GAA Club and Bere IslandSchull, Mizen Peninsula Heritage Centre are once again holding our annual fundraising Golf Classic in Adventure and outdoor activities Berehaven Golf Club. Ages 6-13   It will run over 3 days; Friday 17th,Explore the nooks and crannies of West Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2012.Cork – Schull, Ballydehob and environs.  Are you a muck monster? Climb a Teams of 3 mixed or otherwise, €60 permountain and explore old tunnels – bring team.a torch; take a ferry to an island and have  a bbq; orienteering; slacklining; bike/hike/ If you are interested in entering a teamkite; go on a sweet hunt! please contact Una Kingston on 087 2660668.August 7-10 (4 day); August 13-17; Singledays also possible Email:  biheritage@gmail.com Web Site:  CLICK HERESchull & Fitbones+353 (0)86 2404709 Splash Maniadeirdre@fitbones.iewww.fitbones.ie Summer CampsFACEBOOK Baltimore Community Leisure Centre SUMMER SAILING Phone (028) 20622 info@baltimorepool.ie COURSES ♣ Swimming lessons for all levels Fastnet Marine Outdoor ♣ Snorkeling Education Centre ♣ Fun & GamesInformation and Booking Forms for ♣ Water Inflatables2012 now available from FMOEC office,Schull Community College and on Time Of Camps Age Costwww.schullsailing.ie 11.30am - 1.00pm 5 - 12 Mem: €20 Non Mem: €30 SAILING COURSE DATES – 2012 Course Number 8 - 13 Aug – 17 Aug Dates Of Camps Course Number 9 - 20 Aug – 24 Aug 14th August - 16th August €295 PER WEEK (5 full days) 21st August - 23rd August Prices Frozen since 2009! For More Information Please Contact the Leisure Centre on (028) 20622 18
  19. 19. Irish Wildlife Trust The Cork Branch of IWT would like to highlight Fish Month, 20th July – 27th August, with a beach clean-up and some information. Do you know of any beach in need of cleaning which might benefit from such an event, if so, let us know and we will pass it on to IWT or contact Jill Weyman directly at corkbranch@gmail.com. Loughbeg Farm B&B and Self Catering Now For Sale At Loughbeg Farm Goats Milk | Soft Cream Cheese | YoghurtSchull, West Cork, Ireland. Open farm, large vegetable garden, and hill farmwalk. Own fresh produce. Enquiries +353 (0)28 27783 or +353 (0)861597744. see facebook Loughbeg Farm, www.localcampus.com, andwww.schull.ie 19