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Kildare > Newsletters > Issue 2 - January 1999

Issue 2 - January 1999 Newsletter
Issue: 2
Subject: Co. Kildare Community Network Update
Date Sent: 01/19/1999

Greetings from Kildare, A quick update on developments in the County Kildare Community Network:

'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:

Timolin Pewter - the original Irish Pewtermill - have included many samples of their craft on their website at:

Don't forget that you can access all the LATEST News on County Kildare - UPDATED DAILY - at
KildareNet News:

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
Yours sincerely, Terry Flanagan Chairman I.S.S.
The Irish Seal Sanctuary, Garristown, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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