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WRAP zero waste events guide

WRAP, from the UK have developed guidance and best practice supports designed to help events along the journey to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020, no matter size, type or location. The supports cover the 3 stages of event management: Event Planning, At the Event and Post Event. Event Planning covers the planning, contracting, […]

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The Knights of Westfest 2013, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick Goes Green

The Knights of Westfest, now in it’s third year, has established itself as a truly unique Irish festival, set amid the backdrop of the amazing Desmond Castle in the largest town in the County Limerick, Newcastle West. It takes place from the 11th-15th September 2013. Great music, food, entertainment, fashion, craft …and a little bit […]

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Limerick’s Elemental Arts & Culture Festival 2013 Goes Green

Elemental Arts & Culture Festival 2013 is a three-day event, taking place from Friday 13th September to Sunday 15th September 2013 in Limerick City. It will include puppetry, music, short films screening by Behind the Scenes, site specific theatre work, Forgotten Skills at the Hunt Museum, eco-workshops, street performers, to name just some. Elemental has […]

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Great Video of the Greening of Cavan’s Fleadh 2012

The third year of Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann was hosted by Cavan town took place during the summer of 2012. The Fleadh is a week long festival of traditional music competitions, sessions, concerts, exhibitions, fun-days, and a parade. Cavan County Council introduced An Fleadh Ghlas – the Green Fleadh, when the festival first came to […]

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Green Events & Innovations 2013

A Greener Festival, Bucks New University and the Association of Independent Festivals will be presenting the fourth edition of GREEN EVENTS & INNOVATIONS at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, on Thursday 7th March 2013. The Conference is being hosted at the International Live Music Conference, the world leading gathering of live music business […]

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The Great Limerick Run 2013 is going green!

The Great Limerick Run 2013 is going green! Scheduled for May 5th 2013, this event will see 10,000 runners take to the streets of Limerick cheered on by 30,000 spectators. Greening the run will focus on preventing waste, use compostable disposable products, encouraging smarter travel to and from the event, choosing tap water to prevent […]

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Event Managers Resource Pack launched at AOIFE

A Resource Pack on the practical steps to take in greening a festival was launched at the AOIFE conference by Pauline McDonagh of the Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office and Mary Stack of Cork County Council. Pauline and Mary are part of the festivals working group under the LAPN (Local Authority Prevention Network) […]

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Greening festivals across Ireland

The widespread work by local authorities in greening various festivals around Ireland will be showcased at the AOIFE conference, the Association of Irish Festival Events, on 8 th November in Ballinasloe. Pauline McDonagh of the Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office will outline the significant work that has been carried out in greening festivals […]

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Thousands in the green tent at Galway’s Volvo Ocean Race

Sinéad Ní Mhainnín and Sharon Carroll from Galway County and City Councils have joined forces to host a superb Green Tent at the Volvo Ocean Race this summer. The Green Tent was part of the Global Village, which had 142,000 visits across the seven days of the event this summer. The atmosphere in the Green […]

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An Fleadh Glas – Cavan keeps it Green

The third year of Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann is currently Cavan town and Sinead Fox and Martin Maguire of Cavan County Council have been working tirelessly with local businesses to help them reduce their costs and improve their environmental performance by reducing energy and water use. This year, the Council has also set up a […]

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