Wednesday, May 18, 2016

an irish protest

A couple of weeks ago, Movillians gathered around the Tree in Market Square to protest the delivering and installation of windmills up at Kinnego Bay.  They were also concerned that the tree, more than one hundred years old,  may be damaged by the lorries with wide loads.   So on this day, a lorry was sent to do a trial run and see if he could maneuver around the corner.  A few days before, the town had taken down some light posts and bollards to assist them in their quest.  It took the driver 45 minutes and many tries to finally make it.  When he did, the people applauded and cheered.  It was more like an enjoyable mini event.  Music was played, people talking and laughing.  It was an interesting protest, not something I experienced when living in the states.  A totally different experience there.

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10 comments:

  1. Everyone has a point of view...I like the view of the truck and trailer.

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  2. Good to see that there are people who care:)

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  3. nice series of photos covering the event...we have something similar taking place here in our county with a wind farm being built...a lot of people are unhappy about it, saying it will kill wildlife and being an eyesore.

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  4. That looks like a tight squeeze for a truck.

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  5. Hello Bill, glad to have found your blog and have enjoyed your photos of Moville.
    It was very interesting seeing the protesters and fiddler and even the help the people gave the truck driver.
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  6. The wind farms are not bad, but I can not imagine the tracks driving through the city. Nice photos Bill.

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  7. I enjoyed the video! Looks like everyone was having a fun time protesting there.

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  8. I couldn't see the video unfortunately Bill but glad to hear it was a happy demonstration :) As long as the tree is OK I think the wind turbines are such a good idea.

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  9. I couldn't see the video unfortunately Bill but glad to hear it was a happy demonstration :) As long as the tree is OK I think the wind turbines are such a good idea.

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  10. Loved your video! You weren't kidding -- music, fun, frivolity…very interesting. At least a few people held signs to indicate what they were protesting and why they were there. :)

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