Oh what an amazing few days!
Draft Timetable, Malahide Castle Planting Party 14th Feb 2019 Love Trees on Valentine’s Day
Here is our proposed timetable for today; for each planting party we are very grateful that the Fingal operations team can give a little talk about the trees at Malahide Castle Demesne. This will be followed by a safety talk from easy treesie and a demonstration on how to plant the saplings.
111 school children in total with accompanying adults and volunteers galore.
8.30 Easy treesie team meets with Fingal, Avoca car park
9.30; St. Sylvester’s (28 First Class and teacher Darragh Lee with volunteer parents), Malahide Community College (Student Council representatives; 2 2nd year, 1 3rd year, 2 Transition Year, 1 5th Year , 6 students in all with their teacher Orla Rooney) meet at Yellow Walls pedestrian entrance and walk up to planting area
10.45 St. Sylvester’s, (First class 28 pupils with teacher Edel Griffith), ditto
11.45 St. John Paul 2, (27 Sixth class with teacher Yvonne Ward), ditto
12.45 approx. St. Finian’s, Swords meet at Malahide Castle car park (immediately to the left of the entrance) (10 fifth year with their teacher Grace Masterson, 12 6th year students with their teacher Ciaran Burke)
2.00 p.m. Students and volunteers clean and pack up tools and equipment, St. Finian’s depart;
A bowl of soup or equivalent for volunteers who wish to have a bite of lunch, Avoca Malahide Castle
Yvonne Buckley (@y_buckley) Tweeted:
Great day out tree planting with @EasyTreesIE yesterday -300 trees in the ground & 47 happy kids 😀 https://t.co/BaL1qQvfA9 https://twitter.com/y_buckley/status/1089510705760530442?s=17
It’s EXCITING; 2 more sleeps to go before our Malahide TREE ACADEMY!
We have been enjoying walking the site and making everything ready for Saturday at 9 a.m. We will announce on the day our NEWEST woodland site, clue is in the picture! Malahide will be really on the map this year, of course it was already! Dig out the wellies and the raingear every body!
Congratulations, you have been accepted to attend the Plant-for-the-Planet Tree Academy in Dublin, on Saturday 26st January 2019. We will be meeting in the Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre on Main Street, Malahide (just beside the DART/Irish Rail station) for registration 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, 26st January. Malahide coaches will pick us up to bring us to our planting site soon after at Robswalls Park -Paddy’s Hill behind the Malahide United football club/Gourmet Food parlour and bring us back to the centre for lunch and to prepare for our presentation. Parents and friends are cordially invited to join us from 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. for our Presentation and Award ceremony.
The easy treesie – Plant-for-the-Planet team is really looking forward to our Tree Academy as part of the global project to plant a trillion trees. This time children who hosted the last event at their school, St. Laurence’s in nearby Baldoyle will be leading the team. Since we finished planting 3,305 trees in the local Park at Bayside last June with the Minister for Education and the Mayor (that’s one for every primary school in Ireland) they know a thing or two about planting trees!
Thank you so much to the parents and guardians for allowing their children to join with children in 100 countries in this important work, where we will be planting 300 trees in finishing off a 1,000 tree woodland we started planting with local schools in December.
Children will need
- A raincoat and wellington boots or a change of shoes. Waterproof bottoms would also be advisable as it will be muddy and may rain on the day, but if you don’t have those a change of bottoms would ensure you will be dry for the afternoon.
- A water bottle.
- Approval for taking pictures Yes/No please tick;
oYes | My child may participate in the Academy, may be filmed and photographed, and give interviews to the media. I have read and signed the release statement overleaf.
oNo | My child may take part in the Academy but may not be photographed or filmed, or give interviews to the media.
Participation and catering are free of charge.
Orla Farrell / Project Leader, easy treesie // Web: www.easytreesie.com www.plant-for-the-planet.org
Director, Crann – Trees for Ireland Registered Charity no. CHY 13698 Patron Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
Hourly forecast for Robswalls (Ireland)
Even sunshine predicted for this morning! See you all at Paddy’s Hill!
Meteogram, next 48 hours
The blue bars show max and min values for precipitation per hour.
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|Wednesday 09:00||6°||0 mm||Light breeze, 2 m/s from west-southwest|
|Wednesday 10:00||7°||0 mm||Light air, 1 m/s from south-southeast|
|Wednesday 11:00||8°||0 mm||Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast|
|Wednesday 12:00||9°||0 mm||Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southeast|