Fáilte Ireland Begins Capturing Dublin Images with Google Technology
Fáilte Ireland will quite literally be putting some of Dublin’s more remote places on the map today (20 September 2015) as they begin to use the ‘Google Trekker’ specialised camera to capture some of Dublin’s many beauty spots which haven’t yet been captured by Google Street View. Starting off on Howth Head, Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin team will gather images of some of Dublin’s magnificent views and hidden gems over the next number of weeks which will ultimately be made accessible via Google Maps. Malahide, Sandycove, Dun Laoighaire, and the Grand Canal are among some of the other areas due to be captured by the ‘Trekker’.
The Google Trekker has been accessed through Google’s ‘Trekker Loan Programme’ and is being used to capture Street View imagery in remote places where the car can’t go. The Trekker is a wearable backpack, with a camera system on top, designed by Google. The Trekker can be walked through pedestrian walkways or trails on foot, and automatically gathers images as it goes.
The footage, which is being captured by Fáilte Ireland employees, will be processed by Google and made available in early 2016 - giving people all over the world an even better view of what Ireland has to offer in terms of walks and landscapes.
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Dublin nurse gets helping hand from fellow nurses for ‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ where people climb a hill, big or small, & donate €16 to fund 1 hour of home nursing care for a sick child in their home county
(L-R) Jack & Jill specialist children’s nurse for Dublin Caroline Thomas gets a helping hand from fellow nurses Saundra Nolan (who covers Offaly, Laois, Limerick), Anne Reilly (Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath), Margaret Naughton (Clare, Galway, Limerick, Mayo, North Tipperary) and Fiona Callaghan who covers Wicklow, Dublin, Kildare. The Jack & Jill home nursing care model has an 18 year track record, having supported over 1,900 children nationwide, including 470 families in Dublin and 39 families in Wicklow and 106 in Kildare. This fundraising campaign for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation asks people to climb a hill of their choice – big hill, small hill, emotional hill or treadmill – and to donate €16 to Jack & Jill to fund 1 hour of home nursing care for a sick child in their home county. Register at www.jackandjill.ie
Throughout September and October people, young and old, fit or aspiring to be, individually or in groups can now sign up on www.jackandjill.ie for a once off registration fee of €16, with a target of raising €200,000 to fund 12,500 hours of home nursing care for sick children who suffer severe development delay as a result of brain damage. The charity is using the campaign to build awareness of the families under its wing nationwide with children, from birth to 4 years old, who have a life limiting or life threatening condition and the hill they climb every day to keep their child well cared for at home, where they belong, with the help of Jack & Jill nurses.
Urging people to get involved and to share their pictures on Facebook, to build momentum for this campaign, Caroline Thomas and here Jack & Jill nursing colleagues said:
“As nurses we are honored and inspired to support these children and their families who have a resilience and commitment to make every day count. These are precious children in every community in Ireland who typically take seizures, are oxygen dependent, are tube fed and have problems sleeping. But underneath all of this disability, these are children who do better at home medically, emotionally, financially amongst their family, their community, where they belong. This campaign is about community helping community, neighbour helping neighbour, and friends getting together to have fun and raise money for a good, local cause. In particular, it is a great way for the friends and neighbours of families with Jack & Jill children, who can often feel unsure as to what they can do to help, to make a real difference.”
The Jack & Jill funded homecare plan is designed around the whole family, never forgetting the siblings. There is no waiting list and the nurses provide an out of hours service for the families that need it and operate 365 days a year, in every community and every walk of life. The nationwide service includes home visits and care, advice, information, lobbying and bereavement support, with the Foundation providing funding for up to 64 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of €1024 per family and up to 80 hours per month for end of life care. With less than 20% of its funding coming from the State, the Jack & Jill Foundation relies on the generosity of the public and campaigns like ‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ to keep going.
More details at https://www.jackandjill.ie/up-the-hill-for-jack-and-jill/ and Facebook
Kinsale Lions First Annual Walking Festival is coming to town on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2015 in aid of Marymount Hospice and our other local charities.
Spectacular Battle of Kinsale and Historic Coastal Walks fully marshaled and with group guides for all abilities plus a family fun walk to Charles Fort on Sunday 18th.
Full details and online registration at www.kinsalelionswalkingfestival.com
Come along have fun, meet friends, make friends join us for festival social with supper and live band on 17th.
Help us to help others
Date 17th Oct 2015
Location:Car park, Three rock Mountain, Ticknock
Event Description This is a community family fun walk through rural Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and is a Festival of Inclusion Event. The walk will be in three stages with more advanced walkers encouraged to complete the full three stages totalling 18K. The full walk should take between 3.5 and 4.5 hours depending on fitness.
The walk will begin in Three Rock Mountain car park at 10am.
Stage two is from Kilternan Adult Education Centre and start is at 11am.
Stage three is from Barnaslingan Wood and start is at 12 pm to Brady's Pub.
A free shuttle bus will be available to return walkers to their original start points.
The Mountains to the Sea Down Hill Challenge is supported by An Gárda Síochána, The Civil Defence, Kilternan Adult Education, Dublin Mountain Partnership and Brady’s Public House Shankill.
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Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Bat Walk 21st September 2015
Just a short note to inform you of a community event we at the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail are organising for the evening of 21st September at 7.15p.m. at Brackloon Wood Co Mayo,with the intention of viewing and detecting bats with ecologist Jackie Hunt.
All ages welcome.
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Bat Walk
Monday 21st September 7.15pm
Location: Brackloon Wood
The CPHT is hosting a Bat Walk with the help of Ecologist Jackie Hunt.
There will be a cover charge of €5 and the evening will include bat identification with detector devices.
All ages welcome just wear something warm
Brackloon Wood is situated 5km outside Westport on the Leenane Road. Turn right just past Knappagh at sign post for Owenwee
The wood is situated 250 metres along the Owenwee Road. There is Parking at Brackloon School, just past the entrance to the wood.
For further details contact Greg or Willy at Clogher Heritage Centre 094 9030687 or email: email@example.com or visit our website or Facebook page
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