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.
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:
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:
Hip Hip Hooray, It's your 80th Birthday
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.
Happy Birthday Eileen!