Ireland's Uplands Reimagined
An isolated wood on the edge of Wicklow National Park could be a template for uplands around Ireland believes Irish Wildlife Trust's Pádraic Fogarty.
"Losing my grandmother to Alzheimer's disease was a life-changing experience for me. I have dedicated the last twelve years of my life to researching different care models that focus primarily on social engagement. In 2012, I developed a method of care for Alzheimer's caregivers called 'The Five Senses for Alzheimers' which won me a place on Startup Next Ireland; a leading accelerator program supported by Google for Entrepreneurs. Over the last few years, I've realised that real change starts from the ground and grows organically. I'm happy to see some of the seeds I'm planting with ARTzheimer's finally sprouting and I'm even more excited about whats coming down the line for the exhibition." Eimear Farrell, curator ARTzheimers 2017 www.artzheimers.com
Wild Atlantic Wildlife
Zoologist and Ocean Yachtmaster Niall MacAllister's unique marine adventure tours aboard 'Jessy' of Adrigole on the west coast of Ireland
On a bright Saturday morning in October, over 200 cyclists roll through the gates of Longford Rugby Club. They pedal north, out the Sligo road and on until they reach Carrick-On-Shannon. And there they turn around and pedal back again. Seventy kilometres, not exactly a jaunt to the shops for bread.
Their effort was in support for the Considines. A family, like many others, as one cyclist Declan Kenny put it, 'who are the backbone of what makes this country a good place to live.' He is right of course and we should try to remember it.
There are a multitude of such stories. Every day. Across the land.
This short film is a nod to just one of them.
Emily explains the impact LARCC Cancer Support Sanctuary had when her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Dublin Bay Acoustic Survey
The IWDG began an historic acoustic monitoring survey in UNESCO designated Dublin Bay Biosphere as 2016 came to a close. It is part of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project marine mammal mitigation plan. This short film captures the deployment of high-tech underwater listening devices which will help scientists understand any impact on porpoise living in the Bay area.
Tales From A Sanctuary Cruise
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) embarked on an awareness project in 2016 to celebrate 25 years of the Irish Whale & Dolphin Sanctuary. The 'IWDG Whale & Dolphin Sanctuary Cruise' started in Fenit, Co Kerry and took their flagship boat Celtic Mist clockwise around the coastline of Ireland. I scrambled aboard in Greencastle, Co Donegal (go visit) and spent a day with volounteers surveying for purpoise who live in the area.
This short film features retired doctor John Mark, typical of the people you meet when you hang about with the IWDG for a bit.
Orcas, whales and dolphins off the West Coast of Ireland
This short film shows some of the wildlife marine scientists aboard the Celtic Explorer see during a week long voyage on the Continental Shelf off the West Coast of Ireland.
Since You Went Away
Performed by Lisa Lambe Martin Brunsden Fiachna Ó Braonáin
Filmed on location at South Studios, Dublin, Ireland