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The summer of Leitrim Volunteers in Greece

The summer of Leitrim Volunteers in Greece

This summer GEAI sent two volunteers to sunny Xylokastro, Greece, through the European Solidarity Corps Programme (ESC). The ESC is a fantastic opportunity entirely funded by the European Union that allows young people to volunteer for a short or long period of time abroad.

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Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

As I’m continuing my research on peatlands and their restoration, I had an opportunity to have a conversation with Niall O’Brolchain. He is a researcher from NUI, also involved with the policy development of paludiculture in Europe. We have already unpacked the...

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

When I first heard of the fact that spring in Ireland starts on 1st February, I couldn’t quite believe it. Why, Belarusian word for February – люты (luty) – literally means ruthless, fierce – meaning the frosts that usually reign over Eastern Europe on this month. So planting definitely doesn’t come up to my mind when I think of February…

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