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Archive of posts tagged Fingal

Skerries GIY – Talk on Keeping Chickens

I was delighted to have been asked by Skerries Grow It Yourself (GIY) to speak to their group recently about keeping backyard chickens. About 25 enthusiasts turned up at Joe May’s on the Harbour Road and I would like to thank them for their attendance. There was a lively discussion after my talk about keeping […]

Unlucky Ducks

I was delighted to have bred my Ailesbury ducks during last autumn and had seven additions to the flock – four drakes and three ducks. However, I soon discovered that over half an acre of garden is far too small for so many ducks – 11 including the original four. In no time at all […]

Greater Dublin Drainage – Public Consultation Process

Fingal County Council has published a report (PDF) identifying nine possible land parcels for investigation as possible locations for a new regional wastewater treatment works, marine outfall locations and routes for the drainage system. The marine area identified for the outfall in the northern part of the county stretches roughly from south of the Rugby […]

I Could Watch These Chicks All Day

The oldest chick is now about a week old and we are up to six birds hatched at this stage. There are a further six eggs unhatched, so we could end up with 12 birds in all, with about two weeks between the oldest and the youngest. The hens are swapping duties between minding the […]

A Great Day’s Racing at the Skerries 100

Congratulations to the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club for running a brilliantly organised, efficient and – above all – safe event this year. The racing was great and the weather held up for all present. Well done to all. I’ve posted about 1,000 small images of each competitive race on Baldongan’s Posterous Site. Larger images and […]