Issue 2 - January 1999
Subject: Co. Kildare Community Network Update
Date Sent: 01/19/1999
Greetings from Kildare, A quick update on developments in the County Kildare
'Environment Kildare' is a practical educational tool to further our understanding
of the richness and diversity of the environment in our county.
The Kudos Centre is an on-line "virtual office", providing cost-effective
administrative and secretarial services to businesses everywhere.
Their address: http://kildare.ie/Kudos
Timolin Pewter - the original Irish Pewtermill - have included many samples
of their craft on their website at: http://kildare.ie/TimolinPewter
Don't forget that you can access all the LATEST News on County Kildare
- UPDATED DAILY - at
KildareNet News: http://kildare.ie/KNN
We have been asked to include the following message in our Newsletter:
Many legends surround the seal in the British Isles. Seals were thought
to shed their skins once a year (or at will) and take on human form. Today,
the only Irish sanctuary for these magical creatures is in danger of closing.
Please read the following and consider their words.
Date sent: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 20:27:01 +0000
Subject: Irish Seal Sanctuary
From: "Terry Flanagan"
Dear Sir / Madam, Could you please make the following appeal to our Irish
- American friends and others that may be able to help. I'm involved with
a voluntary organisation (Regd. Charity) in Ireland called the Irish Seal
Sanctuary for a number of years now. Our aim is the conservation of marine
mammals and in particular seals. Seals are the enchanted people and the
Grey Seal is the world's first protected species. During the 14 years
that we have been in operation, over 70 long-term seals have been rescued
and rehabilitated at the Sanctuary before being released back to the sea.
These releases are Ireland's biggest wildlife events, with up to 3,000
people attending on a number of occasions. This year, due to the storms
in October (pupping season of the Grey Seal), has been our hardest to
date with 18 long-term seals in already. The cost per seal runs at approx.
£3,000 and as we receive NO STATE or GOVERNMENT FUNDING we are in severe
financial difficulties. Unless we receive immediate financial help there
is a very strong possibility that the Sanctuary will face closure and
the animals will be shipped out to a Sanctuary in England, something we
at the Irish Seal Sanctuary do NOT want to happen. Ireland is the only
European coastal nation without a National Seal Sanctuary, despite the
fact that 18% of European waters lie on our shores. If you care about
the work that we do and wish to see us continue, we need your help now.
For further information on the Irish Seal Sanctuary or if you wish to
send a donation, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours sincerely, Terry Flanagan Chairman I.S.S.
The Irish Seal Sanctuary, Garristown, Co. Dublin, Ireland
We are always happy to receive comments and suggestions for inclusion
of information in both this Newsletter and in the pages of the Co. Kildare