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Airfield events this month November 2009

Posted by Shan on November 2, 2009 at 7:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Family Sundays are Fun at Airfield


Each week between 12.30 and 4pm

Event Ticket included in entry fee - free for under fours


Season ticket holders come free


November  is all about  Hibernation and preparing for spring

8th Help us to create a river of blue in the picnic field by planting spring bulbs….please bring a trowel if you have one…

15th Create a habitat for a hibernating creature

22nd Help us to create a river of blue in the picnic field by planting spring bulbs….please bring a trowel if you have one…

29th  Feeding and bedding the animals –join our farmer as he goes about his routine.


Hallowe'en Fun

Posted by Shan on November 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


  Trick or Treating Fireworks in Mulvey and the Bonfire on Columbanus. Were you there?  We were and will post the picturews soon.  But please upload your own photos if you can. Just ask your Mum or Dad or  another adult to help.


 Just click on the Blue Members button on the left  to join and then you can  upload photos and even video. Well  I'm hoping I can make the video work soon.



  Nite nite, Shan:cool::ohmy:

Arty Fun @Dublin's Botanic Gardens till October16th

Posted by Shan on September 27, 2009 at 5:32 AM Comments comments (0)


If you fancy a cheap and wonderful day out  this week or next,   You could do much worse than visiting  The Botanic Gardens in Drumcondra, where the annual Sculpture in Context  Exhibition is on until October 16th.  

 Top sculptors from around Ireland and many from abroad have  created  artworks inspired by their surroundings  and this year's exhibition has some real gems.  There is a sunflower maze, a giant rabbit,  some alien invaders, lots of humourous works and   even a talking tree.    This annual exhibition is a great opportunity for sculptors to sell their work without  giving galleries a huge chunk of the proceeds, so  if you're a keen gardener  or collector  looking for   a statement piece to  make your garden a talking point, this exhibition should be top of your list.


 It's also a wondrful place to take children, who are encouraged to interact with some of the exhibits, unlike most galleries, where sticky fingers are not welcomed or barely tolerated.  Part of the reason Sculpture in Context  is such a great day out is that our national gardens themselves  are so  beautiful at this time of year,  glowing orange , lemon and scarlet with dahlias, cacti, banana plants and  gorgeous Autumn leaves.   

Squirrels are busy collecting nuts for their upcoming hibernation, so it's a good idea to bring a few to leave for them.  The Garden's grey squirrels  provide endless amusement for small children who can't resist haring after them.

We  had so much fun on our visit tht  we didn't even have time to visit the  Garden's great restaurant, so it's worth trying to get there early  or  to save some money by bringing yourselves a picnic.    

To get thereJust take the  Number 11 bus from Clonskeagh to the  junction of the Royal Canal with Lower Drumcondra Road.  You will see the gardens signposted at the entrance to Griffith Park.  It's about a 15 minute walk  if you go through Griffith park, where Dublin Corporation has closed the playground to upgrade it.   O ye  Lucky  children of Drumcondra:D     But If you can't make it to the exhibition, please   join our campaign to  pressure Dun Laoghaire County Council to replace the playground we once had here in Milltown.:roll:   Just click on the members buton to your left and sign up. It's free, and we won't use your data for anything else.:wink:

Happy 80th Birthday to Eileen Fay

Posted by Shan on September 16, 2009 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

  Hip Hip  Hooray, It's your 80th Birthday

:wink::):roll::cool:

 I'm letting Kevin Rowland sing this one for you courtesy of youtube

 

  This is the first multimedia posting on the site

  Please tell me it works! 

 

Click  below for 1980s music at its very best.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc-P8oDuS0Q&feature=related

Happy Birthday Eileen!

 :cool: