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An opportunity to have your say on the future of the County 25th and 26th August

wpid-wp-1440116461652.jpegInvitation As you are aware the Rural Development Programme 2007-2014 (LEADER) is now complete. Leitrim Development Company is currently preparing the LEADER Development Strategy for the new programme on behalf of the Local Action Group, Leitrim Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).
Last Updated:August 21, 2015

Aunty Fracking scarecrow wins 3rd prize in Glenfarne Gala Festival

LLScarecrowFeaturedDespite scary competition at the Glenfarne Gala 46th Annual Festival, AuntyFracking, Love Leitrim’s entry in the scarecrow competition won 3rd prize. There were 30 other wonderful entrants, from glamorous grannies to a giant crow. This was a wonderful community event
Last Updated:August 5, 2015

Annual Glenfarne gala festival 2015

GlenfarneScarecrow2The 46th annual Glenfarne gala festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend. For more details of events and times click this link.
Last Updated:July 27, 2015

[Updated 25th July 15] Imminent threat of petroleum prospecting without a prospecting licence in Leitrim and Cavan between July15th and the end of August

Overview of survey plans. Click on the map for more detail[Updated 25 Jul 15] We have received a reply from DECNR. The reply has been added below this post. There is an imminent threat of petroleum prospecting without a prospecting licence in Leitrim and Cavan between July15th and the end
Last Updated:August 4, 2015

Lock your Gate-Love Leitrim tells landowners 20/07/15

wpid-cky5qopxaaejwn0.jpgLock your Gate-Love Leitrim tells landowners 20/07/15 Please see below for the pdf information leaflet. On the 1st anniversary of Tamborans attempt to get a foothold into Ireland, Love Leitrim are joining with other groups in a call to landowners in Leitrim
Last Updated:July 24, 2015

CD launch by renowned musicians – and they are anti-fracking!

SetsInStoneA new CD by Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy is being launched at the Joe Mooney summer school on Tuesday July 21 2015 in the Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo. Please give these talented musicians your support. See poster below for
Last Updated:July 21, 2015

Next Love Leitrim meeting Thurs June 25th 8pm Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton

cropped-LoveLeitrimLogo149x128.pngThe next Love Leitrim meeting takes place this Thursday June 25th at 8pm in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton.
Last Updated:June 25, 2015

Sign making workshop 2015

A great group of people came together this weekend to help out in the painting of a new batch of anti-fracking signs in Kiltyclogher. A large number of signs were prepared and it was a very successful and fun event.
Last Updated:June 22, 2015

Artist in the community – Darragh Wilkins

SAMSUNGLove Leitrim are delighted to be one of four community groups chosen to participate in the ‘Artist in the community’ project supported by Leitrim County Council. We’d like to welcome Darragh Wilkins on board and we look forward to working
Last Updated:June 19, 2015

Volunteers for sign making workshop this Fri 19th and Sat 20th June 2015

ILEO-005-Fracking-Signs-crHi LoveLeitrim supporters, Volunteers are being called for to help out at a sign making workshop in Kiltyclogher this weekend organised By Martina. There are 100 boards available for painting so we will need your help if at all possible.
Last Updated:June 18, 2015

Love Leitrim Merchandise

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

Farming not Fracking baseball style caps
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?


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 more

Jan 14th Leitrim bans Fracking


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 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


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. (…read more

Jan 13th Leitrim County Council development plan

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 more

Oct 19th Global Frackdown 2013


”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…
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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.

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.

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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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