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If you are looking for other information that is not already on the site feel free to email us with your enquiry. The latest info will be on the Full Twitter Page or if you have an account, the Twitter feed .


Latest News

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North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival Easter 2014

North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival Easter 2014 Hills, Hillbilly Harmonies and Holistic Holiday Homes are all part of the fun at Leitrim’s 20th annual hill walking festival. April 19th & 20th, Easter Saturday and Sunday. The North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking

Cycle Tour of the Fracking Country – June 14th 2014

The Tour of the Fracking Country – on June 14th 2014 Love Leitrim in association with Lakeland Cycling Club are pleased to announce their cross border Cycling Event - The Tour of the Fracking Country – on June 14th 2014,

Antifracking dance heads to world stage

Antifracking dance heads to world stage Love Leitrim release 15/04/14 The Tahany Academy of dancing based in the North West of Ireland is set to take the World Irish dancing championships by storm in London, over the Easter break, 2014.

Love Leitrim — Love Books

Love Leitrim —–  Love Books   Fundraising Book Exchange You can help ban Fracking in Ireland   Gather a group of friends. Each bring an agreed number of books eg. (5 or 10) For each book you bring, perhaps donate

Fracking Matters Newsletter 08-14 (139)

Dear all, councillors and MEP’s, Please find the link to the Fracking Matters Newsletter 08-14 (139) http://frackingfreeireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Fracking-Matters-Newsletter-08-14-139.pdf Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland (thanks to Keep Ireland Fracking Free) Full of scientific information In this newsletter update on our campaign and 4

Vanessa Vine visiting Ireland this week

Vanessa Vine, Founder of Frack Free Sussex & BIFF! Britain & Ireland Frack Free was in Ireland this week speaking about fracking near her home in Balcombe. Sharing some banter @vanessa_vine & Love Leitrims Ed Mitchell #Fermanagh Sat April 5th

My Farm I Adore – An original dance drama against fracking

The Tahany Academy of dancing based in Leitrim is set to take the World Irish dancing championships by storm in London, Easter 2014. The highly respected school will bring its powerful dance and message to a global audience. The central

Love Leitrim Merchandise

We are now selling our merchandise on-line as well as in the usual outlets.

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See this page for full details of the items we are selling:
 Love Leitrim Merchandise
To make an enquiry or place an order see this link:
 Enquiry / Order form
To pay on-line for an order use this link:
 Pay for an order


Unwanted Goods?

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Please donate your unwanted goods to raise funds for Love Leitrim:
Claire at the Curiosity Shop, Harmony Hill Sligo sells off donated goods for the cause..read more

Jan 14th Leitrim bans Fracking

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14/01/2014 -Anti-fracking campaigners are claiming a major victory on foot of Leitrim County Council’s decision to ban fracking in the county, updating its 2015-2021 development plan with a commitment to refuse permission to any plans using the controversial drilling technology..see full story and media..

Jan 13th Anti-fracking motion passed by Leitrim County Council

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13/01/2014 -This was just passed by Leitrim County Council. 17 for. 1 against. 4 abstain. That the following section on unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction be inserted into the Leitrim County Development Plan..read more
Peaceful protesters sang anti-fracking songs outside the County Council offices while the council members debated the issue this evening

Jan 18th National Network Development Day

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18/01/2014 – The venue for the next Development Day on January 18th is now provisionally confirmed for the Sligo Northside Community Project building in Forthill. (http://sligonorthside.com)…read more

Jan 13th Leitrim County Council development plan

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13/01/2014 – Leitrim County Council will be voting on the county development plan. Groups will be gathering outside the County Council Offices in Carrick on Shannon to ensure all councillors are aware of the extent of opposition to hydraulic fracturing in Leitrim and Ireland, please attend if at all possible.

Jan 9th Call to Public Protest 9th January 2014 Enniskillen

09/01/2014 – On Thursday January 9th some anti-fracking campaigners will have a peaceful gathering outside the offices of Fermanagh District Council in Enniskillen from 6.30pm. Tony Bazeley from Tamboran had been due to address councillors but has now withdrawn. Some campaigners will still gather at the offices..read more


Oct 19th Global Frackdown 2013

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”Growing a frack free future together”

Join Love Leitrim as they plant seeds Wellieof hope in three different sites in
Manorhamilton, North Leitrim.
Meet at Manorhamilton Playground at 2pm Sat Oct 19th.
Bring your wellies and a smile. Get Down on Global Frackdown.

For more info call: +353 (86) 228 6393

Daffodil planting to mark Global Frackdown Day 19th October 2013
Update:Photos from the day are here

 

And some more photos here

October 8th MEP’s voting

30/09/2013 – Make sure your MEP is voting for a mandatory EIA in deferred vote now on Oct 8th September 30, 2013.
On October 8 2013, a very important vote will take place in the European Parliament. ALL 766 MEPs will vote on a report (the Zanoni report) about environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

send_mailPlease lobby your MEP’s now see this link for information on how to influence your MEP”s while there is still time.

 


Warrior Run 2013

14/08/13 – The warriors run takes place on sat August 31st in Strandhill Co.  Sligo. The route is multi-terrain 15 km including an ascent to the top of Knocknarea. To coincide with this Love Leitrim are running a sponsorship drive for one of our members…
…more details…

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Other News


Save our Planet awards competition 2013

11/08/2013 – Love Leitrim were among the award recipients at this years Save Our Planet Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. It is encouraging to receive some recognition for the work that goes into the events and the hard work of our members.


25/07/2013 – Love Leitrim group have been nominated by the public for an environmental award in the North West of Ireland. The competition will run until the 31st of July 2013 and people can vote for us at the following link: http://www.saveourplanetawards.com/love-leitrim/

Thanks to everybody who has voted for us.


20/06/2013 -

“The Government decided that now is not the appropriate time to proceed with the sale of harvesting rights in Coillte and that the current focus must be on the restructuring of Coillte, overseen by NewERA and the relevant stakeholder Departments”.
-Simon Coveney

To all who took part in the campaign, congratulations – you have been heard. May your future endeavours enjoy the same level of success.

18/06/13 – The Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Alan Kelly, has announced details of €30,000 seed-funding for the development of a Co Leitrim Greenway. Read More


18/06/13 – Protesters turned out in force for the G8 Summit in Enniskillen. The parade and rally at the cordon around Lough Erne Golf Resort passed off without major incident. Police estimated that 700 people took part but organisers put the figure at around 2,000. The BBC’s Spotlight program has reported the figure to be at least 1,500 this evening.


17/06/13 – The Manorhamilton to Glenfarne tractor run was a great success. There was a big turnout and positive atmosphere and good links forged between farmers North and South. A huge amount of work was done by those organising it so many thanks to all.There are photos and some small video clips at the links below.


16/07/2013 -A new groundbreaking report has been released by Jessica Ernst relating to groundwater contamination from the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing…Read more..


Other links
Video clips

Leitrim Rocks

Image courtesy of The Camlin Ramblers

Love Leitrim was formed in late 2011 with the purpose of preserving and promoting the quality of life in our part of the world.
Currently the biggest threat to our way of life is UGEE (unconventional gas exploration and extraction); the process commonly known as fracking. The result of this has been a central effort by the group to do what we can to prevent this irresponsible development. Most of our resources have been diverted in this direction, please see this website for a more comprehensive overview of the anti-fracking movement.
We are fortunate to have a diverse range of people involved in the group and are determined to push forward our goals in a logical and passive, positive manner. The group is always looking for new members for ideas and skills. Many areas of the site permit feedback and comments and feedback, suggestions, large wodges of cash and ‘constructive’ criticism are welcome here.
If you have any spare time, energy or ideas we would love to hear from you and you will find a warm welcome in our group. Our meetings are currently held in the Bee Park Manorhamilton every second week and you are welcome to come along.
We will continue to update this information as best we can and we hope to soon have a comprehensive web site to keep you informed.If you are looking for specific information on the hydraulic fracturing campaign, take a look in the Fracking News section or visit the dedicated site;

Another site that has come to our attention recently is Shale Gas research Ireland by the Impact Research Group.
The Impact Research Group contrasts the promises made by shale gas promoters with the prospects for the almost 500,000 existing jobs supported by Agriculture, Food and Tourism, and the likely incompatibility involved. Their site includes information on health, veterinary concerns, the looming shale gas “bubble” and more.
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