Monday, August 22, 2016

'River of Wild Flowers' at Bridge Community

Pictured above is the 'River of Wild Flowers' which is the Bridge Camphill contribution to National Heritage Week 2016, writes Brian Byrne.

It is an extra feature to be enjoyed by those who like to walk around the Farm & Nature Trail developed by the Bridge Community some years ago and generously open to anyone who wants to take time out in the rich tapestry of sights, colours, sounds and smells of arguably the most biodiverse small piece of land in the county.

If you're there during the mornings of this week, stop by the community's Weavery also. The technology of another time is still alive and producing textile delights.

A reminder also that for those who grew up reading the tales of the explorers who travelled the world the hard way, before the invention of the airplane shortened distance and time, Mario Corrigan of the Kildare Library Service will be speaking in Kilcullen this week about locally-born Sir Ernest Shackleton, the stories of whose endeavours in Antarctica were particularly exciting to small boys of my time.

That takes place in the Community Library on Wednesday 24 August, from 7.30pm. The event marks the 100th anniversary of the rescue of the crew of the Shackleton's Endurance, crushed by ice on an ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Admission free.