Irish Transition Gathering at the Green Gathering

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irish green gathering 2008 There is to be an Irish Transition Gathering held on the Sunday at the Irish Green Gathering which runs from the 8th to the 10th of August in Woodbrook House, Enniscorthy. The Transition Gathering will run from noon and will feature short presentations and facilitated networking activities. If you are involved in a Transition process or are interested in getting one started in your community do come along.

This day has been planned with  the aim of giving you as many opportunities as possible to hear from and speak with other people who are working with the Transition model in their communities, as well as offering you access to other resources aimed at helping you get what you need to make things happen in your community.   

The Green Gathering
will be 2008's greener, cleaner, low budget, non-profit, family festival with only the best local and organic food and drink, loads of interesting eco discussions, stalls and films, a lovely woodland healing area with therapists, dancers, a chai tent, and a music line-up showcasing the best of Ireland's young bands on several stages, including: GIVEAMANAKICK * FRED * CHANNEL ONE * LARGE MOUND * JINX LENNON * CORA VENUS LUNNY

Tickets are now on sale for the second Irish Green Gathering and can be bought on line or by phone - see   for details. 3 day weekend camping tickets cost €65. Day tickets at €25 will be sold at the gate. Children 13 and under free. Gates open at 6pm on the Thursday and the festival closes when the music stops on the Sunday evening.

On Saturday David Korowicz of FEASTA will give an over view of the whole issue of climate change and sustainability and lead a discussion of where Ireland needs to go. Zero Carbon Ireland perhaps? Mary White, patron of the Irish Green Gathering and Deputy Leader of the Green Party will preside over this session. Then we shall have some practical workshops about direct experiences of energy sustainability with the participation of Gerry Wrixon, former president of University College Cork. and Douglas Ffrench Mullen both of whom have put theory into practice. Also Davie Philip from Cultivate in Dublin will be showing and talking about his series of short films examining how communities can prepare for the future by "Skilling Up for Powerdown". And John Jopling of FEASTA will talk about the new Global Atmosphere Trust (GAT).

For full details see