Friends of the Irish Environment
Allihies Weekend 21-22 February, 2004
'Dealing With The Backlash'
Master class: 'Enforcing EU Environmental Law' by Aine Ryall. Workshops, discussions. Acomodation and transport available.
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Workshops, Master Classes, and Discussions
"The reality is that, even while our leaders have learned to parrot some acceptable environment-speak for European consumption, we are living right now through a sustained and remarkably successful backlash against the environmental movement. The shift in attitudes over the past 20 years is being rolled back. The lessons learned from decades of bad or non-existent planning are being torn up. And the backlash is coming from the top, led by the present Government."
Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times. January 10, 2004
"Enforcing European Environmental Law"
Master Class by Aine Ryall, Law Department, University College Cork
Workshop by Will St. Leger, Greenpeace / Stop Esso Campaign Ireland
And much more
Disco Saturday evening
This includes workshops and vegetarian meals. Accommodation in the Village Hostel is available for 16 euro per person sharing for the two nights. You must book early to ensure a place in the hostel. Bed and breakfasts or flats are also available - we can provide a list.
The Dublin - Killarney train Friday which leaves Houston Station at 6.30 will be met by a free minibus to Allihies. Arrive early for the train and go to the front. The bus leaves Killarney Friday at 9.45 PM sharp unless the train is late. Return Sunday leaving Allihies at 4 PM for the 6.05 train arriving Dublin 10.05.
Allihies is at the extreme end of the Beara peninsula, an hour's drive from Bantry or Kenmare. There are mini-buses every day from Cork to Castletownbere, the nearest town.