Tomorrow night (or tonight, if you’re reading this tomorrow), Billy, Nigel and Declan will be presenting at ‘Green Drinks’ at 9pm in The Cottage Bar in Salthill. All welcome….

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Once a month in 448 cities around the world people with an interest in green issues get together to chat, share ideas and raise a cup/glass to a brighter future. Tea, coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the bar. Green Drinks Galway is organised by Transition Galway.

Previous speakers at Green Drinks Galway include:- Caitríona Cunningham, of Conservation Volunteers Galway and an environmental educator, spoke about the importance of wildflowers. – Br. Cathal Duddy, a Galway-based Franciscan friar (, gave a talk on St. Francis of Assisi. – Vivienne Campbell, a Clare-based medical herbalist, spoke about foraging for herbal remedies, food and cosmetics. – Brendan Smith spoke about his work as a community environmental and social activist – Deirdre Lee of Camara Galway which is an Irish volunteer organisation that refurbishes used computers for use in educational centres across Africa, Jamaica and Ireland ( – Dr. John Stanley, of and editor of the book ‘A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency’ featuring chapters by the Dalai Lama and other spiritual leaders, who spoke about Ecobuddhism. – Sarah Newell, a planner and urban designer with Limerick Regeneration Agencies, spoke about positive solutions for Ireland’s ‘Ghost Estates’ – Ronan Brennan (of Galway Hooker Beer) who spoke about local beer production – Dr Kieran Hickey, lecturer in Geography at NUI Galway, gave a presentation on the likely impacts that climate change will have at a local level in Galway over the coming years – Seamus Sheridan of Sheridan’s Cheesemongers spoke about local food – Dr. Frances Fahy of NUIG, who spoke about the research being undertaken on sustainable consumption at the university – Tiarnan McCusker, Green Schools Travel Officer with An Taisce, who gave a talk on Bike Week and the Galway Bike Festival – Sharon Carroll of Galway City Council spoke about ‘Greening the Festival Initiative’ which is a brand new initiative that is working towards making the Galway Arts Festival more sustainable – Greener Smarter Energy Consultants, who gave advice on reducing energy bills and staying warm at home during the winter

2 Responses to “GREEN DRINKS”

  1. Nordak Brian says:

    Hope the night went well. Would have loved to have been there.

  2. declan says:

    TY – We enjoyed ourselves anyway, hope the audience did. can’t beat talking about beer in the pub….

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