Sustainable Clonakilty Promoting Sustainability in Energy, Food & Transport Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:11:54 +0000 en hourly 1 Extraordinary General Meeting Thursday 14th November 2013 at 8pm in O’ Donovans Hotel Clonakilty. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:56:09 +0000 admin202 At the recent AGM it was decided to hold an EGM to look at the future of Sustainable Clonakilty.
The EGM will take place on Thursday 14th November 2013 at 8pm in O’ Donovans Hotel Clonakilty.
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AGM September 2013 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:28:00 +0000 admin202 AGM THIS THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AT 8 PM IN O DONOVAN’S HOTEL, CLONAKILTY ]]> 0 Farming and Renewable Energy Meeting Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:39:14 +0000 admin202 Farming and Renewable Energy


Harold Kingston

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs National Chairman

O’Donovan’s hotel, Clonakilty

Thursday 24th January

At 8pm

Harold talks about the benefits and barriers to

adding renewable energy as a farm product

as part of sustainable Irish agriculture.

No Charge  All Welcome

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Next Meeting Site Visit 29th November Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:12:03 +0000 admin202 Sustainable Clonakilty Site Visit  

On Thursday 29th November 2012, from 8.30pm – 10 pm

Alison & Brian Wickham are inviting a site visit to their renovation project at

3 Old Chapel Lane, Clonakilty.

The semi-detached ex-council house is at the T intersection of Patrick St and Old Chapel Lane. It’s a 5 minute uphill walk from the AIB Bank corner.

Come and see how a 700 sq. ft. 1930’s house with a Building Energy Rating of G has been renovated to be energy efficient and comfortable with an air to water heat pump supplying underfloor heating, an automatic ventilation system and internal insulation.

Meet with the people that supplied the materials and installed them.

A donation to Sustainable Clonakilty would be appreciated.

Adjourn to O’Donovan’s Hotel to socialise afterwards.


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AGM Sustclon Ltd 2012 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:36:56 +0000 admin202 The AGM of Sustainable Clonakilty (registered company Sustclon Ltd), covering the 2011 calendar year, was held on 27th September, 2012, at O’Donovan’s Hotel.

Chairperson Peter Madden extended a welcome to the very good turn-out and reviewed a busy year of activities, including current involvement of the group in the Jungle City initiative.  Treasurer Ray Lucy presented the healthy audited Financial Report.

On the night, Alison Wickham, founding Secretary stepped down after six years at the helm. Town Mayor Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, (himself a founding member of the organisation, and PRO), made a surprise presentation to Alison on behalf of the organisation and on behalf of the town, and praised her commitment, dedication and immense contribution to the group and the wider community during her tenure as Secretary.

New Sustclon Ltd Board members appointed were Mary Powys, Xavier Dubuisson, and JJ Walsh, who join current directors, Peter Madden, Ray Lucy,  John McCarthy and Frank McCarthy in taking the organsation forward to meet its goals.

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AGM Next Meeting Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:37:08 +0000 admin202 The date and venue of the next AGM is as follows:

8 pm sharp

Thursday 27th September 2012

O’Donovan’s Hotel

Agenda will include:

Annual Report

Financial Report

Election of new Board Members


Any questions, queries, or nominations please contact retiring Secretary Alison Wickham 023 883 5241.

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Next Meeting and other news Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:59:07 +0000 admin202

Nothing currently planned but please check back soon as we will be shortly organising events

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Bicycle Festival Tue, 22 May 2012 10:15:11 +0000 admin202 Sustainable Clonakilty is supporting the promotion of the first Clonakilty Bicycle Festival which will run 7th-10th June inclusive.  

The festival mission is : to celebrate & promote the use and enjoyment of bicycles in the community of Clonakilty and surrounding area. All events are bicycle related, accessible to the majority of the public and work alongside schools and locally minded businesses.  

More details of the festival & can be found on 

& on facebook (clonbikefest)

In addition there will be a public talk by 

John Devoy

at 8.30pm on Thursday 31st May

at O’Donovan’s Hotel 

on his cycling adventure from Cork to Norway and then on to South Africa.

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Next Meeting and other news Thu, 03 May 2012 18:06:00 +0000 admin202

Sustainable Clonakilty Public Meeting

Case studies: Local Home Renovation Do’s & Don’ts 

 O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty

Thursday 10th May 2012

at 8.00pm

Friendly discussion format – learn from local experiences in insulation, heating, renewables etc.  Ask questions, share your views.

All Very Welcome!

Raffles for Energy Meters and Radbooster kit.


Also please note:
1. From: Cork branch wildlife <>

Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Subject: next event

The next event of the Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust is to visit the Gearagh. The event will be on 6th May. Meeting at 11am in the car park on the Macroom Bantry Road. For further directions please contact the cork branch on Please also bring a pack lunch if you wish. The event will take two hours.

The Gearagh is an important site  as it holds the remains of the only ancient post glacial alluvial forest in Western Europe. It was formed at the end of the last Ice Age and consists of a vast area of submerged islands that once supported a rich woodland flora. The islands, for the most part, are covered by the waters of the Lee Hydro-electrical scheme. However, during dry periods numerous rare species of plants can be encountered e.g. mud worth, which is only found in one other location outside the Gearagh. Plants species of particular interest within the woodland area are Wood Club-rush (Scirpus sylvaticus), Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) and Buckthorn (Rhanmus catharticus). These species are scarce in Ireland.
The area is also of interest to bird watchers with both summer and winter migrants. The event is highly recommended and is led by Ted Cooke. There is no charge for the event.
2.  From: The Hollies <>
Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Subject: European Sustainability Camp
To: Sustainable Clonakilty <>

Places are still available on a European Sustainability Camp in West Cork.
Irish residents aged 18 to 30 years can apply to The Hollies Centre for Practical Sustainability to spend a week with young people from Spain and Portugal between 13 – 20 June 2012. They will get hands-on experience with organic gardening, building houses and baking ovens with natural materials as well as learning about conflict resolution and other life skills.
We are still looking for a number of participants for this youth exchange which is part funded by the European Commission under their Youth in Action programme. All tutors of The Hollies are involved with this camp by teaching skills that are designed to help dealing with the challenges of our times: economic downturn, climate change and the need for a more environmentally friendly and healthy way of life. The group of around 30 young people will also experience living in community and learning from each other in a multi-cultural setting.
This unique camp will take place between the 13th and the 20th June at The Hollies Centre near Enniskeane, Co.Cork and comes with an opportunity for a return visit to the Eco-Village Lakabe in the Spanish Pyrennees between 27 October – 4 November and a visit to the Portuguese Transition Town project Aldeia das Amoreiras around Easter 2013.
More information is available at phone: 023 8847001 or e-mail:
Cost: € 150.Best wishes,

Thomas Riedmuller

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Clonakilty Jungle City Summer 2012 views/ideas wanted Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:36:55 +0000 admin202 A very positive meeting last night was held on the Jungle City project , where the placing of 24 life size sculptures of jungle animals around Clonakilty for a period of at least five years, was discussed.  The sculpture exhibition will be free to view and the purchase of the sculptures by Sustainable Clonakilty will result in funds going to Elephant Family to complete Asian wildlife corridors that were begun with Clonakilty’s sponsorship in 2008.   This attraction will result in bringing tourists, and families in particular, to the town to boost visitor numbers as well as helping people see the link between the loss of animal habitat, and local actions they can take themselves to protect it (no donations necessary).

Read more about the project in the link below.  Given that many people could not attend the meeting due to other commitments, Mary Powys Dillon and Derek Dillon, the project managers would like to hear as many questions, comments and ideas about the project as possible, whether favourable or not, as it is very important that everyone has a voice in this matter that affects our community. You can put your feedback or questions up on the Sustainable Clonakilty Facebook, or the I love Clonakilty Facebook  sites or send them to me at if you wish them to be submitted anonymously along with others.  Mary and Derek will respond to all ideas and concerns and you can also email them directly at
The deadline for this feedback is next Monday 23rd April.
Kind regards
Alison Wickham
Town heeds the call of the jungle | Irish Examiner
Click here for today’s Examiner article 

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