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;
Love Leitrim is an ad hoc community group governed by this constitution and was formed to promote all the positive aspects of our beautiful unique county and its contribution to the national wealth and heritage.
Love leitrim supports long-term sustainable, economic development and the creation of employment, but not at the expense of existing jobs in tourism and farming or the welfare of future generations. Leitrim is a vibrant creative inclusive and diverse community. It is a leader in renewable energy, with a sustainable local economy and is a model of good practice for Ireland and beyond that can be expanded further to contribute to the nation’s well-being. The environment in Leitrim is sustainable and safe, with a beautiful and unspoilt landscape, clean water air and soil and protected flora and fauna. Leitrim is also an ideal place to raise a family. Love Leitrim will seek to promote and develop environmentally friendly projects, the importance of recycling, sustainable, and renewable clean green energy, and its vibrant and artistic community.
Love Leitrim will do everything in its power to oppose what we see as the single biggest threat to all of these at this present time which is the possible dangers resulting from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Love Leitrim is fully committed to protecting the environment of Leitrim and Ireland as well as the health of our children against fracking through an awareness campaign and non-violent direct action.
If you feel you have anything to offer in support of the group please contact us.
Spokesperson: Eddie Mitchell
Public Relations Officer: Dervilla Keegan
Vision: Leitrim is a vibrant, creative, inclusive and diverse community. It is a leader in renewable energy, with a sustainable economy, and is a model of good practice for Ireland and beyond. The environment in Leitrim is sustainable and safe, with a beautiful and unspoilt landscape, clean water, air and soil, and protected flora and fauna. Leitrim is an ideal place to raise a family. Aim. To ban fracking on the island of Ireland.
1) To undertake public awareness.
2) To lobby decesion makers to meet our aim.
3) To celebrate postive unique aspects of Leitrim in partnership with others.