Big fracking ban hooley in Leitrim by Leitrim Observer, 21 Sept 2017
Celebrations to mark the passing into law by the Houses of the Oireachtas of the Republic of Ireland’s legal prohibition on fracking .
Love Leitrim is organising a big celebration hooley in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne on Saturday night, October 14 to mark the passing into law by the Houses of the Oireachtas of the Republic of Ireland’s legal prohibition on hydraulic fracturing or fracking to extract oil or gas from Shale rock.
Inviting everyone to their Glenfarne celebration hooley Love Leitrim says “now that a ban on onshore fracking in Ireland has been won, its time to celebrate our beautiful country, our hard work and our sustainable future.
“Join Leitrim Tourism Network member Love Leitrim to celebrate on Global Frackdown Day on Saturday, October 14; the happening place is the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne Leitrim.
Come along to a community event with music, poetry, refreshments and dancing. There’s a great line up of talented artists performing on this free event, including members of Kila, Free Speaking Monkey, Stephen Murphy, and the Mullies Crowd along with special guests, and a disco. “Many of the international supporters of the campaign such as Jessica Ernst, Canada, Julia Walsh, Frack Action New York, Helmut Fehr Germany will be flying in for the party.
Also joining us all on the night we hope to have a few special guests who have supported the campaign. Looking forward to seeing you there” is how Love Leitrim’s invite to their Glenfarne hooley concludes.
Now that we have a ban on onshore fracking in Ireland, its time to celebrate our beautiful country, our hard work and our sustainable future, so, on Global Frackdown Day, Sat Oct 14th, the happening place is the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance in Glenfarne, Leitrim. This will be a community event with music, poetry, refreshments and dancing. Many of our international supporters such as Jessica Ernst, Canada, Julia Walsh, Frack Action NY and Helmut Fehr, Germany will be coming to the party. Also joining us on the night will be celebrities who have supported the campaign. ….everyone welcome by Love Leitrim, September 16, 2017
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2017 01 16: Condolences from Republic of Ireland on the Supreme Court of Canada denying Ernst her guaranteed right to seek remedy for her valid Charter claim against Alberta’s energy regulator:
We’re winning here because of you. When you told your story in the ballroom of romance in Glenfarne that night you turned the tide against the fracking industry. We’re going to ban fracking this year but you banned it first in the hearts of those local people. They believed you because of you honestly and your integrity. And you did it with Love.
2012 03 06: Jessica Ernst packs hall at Ballroom of Romance
Ernst argues that Ireland should “do a conservative socio-economic assessment of what Ireland stands to lose — in current jobs, industry, your infrastructure, your health. And even the water itself. What is the value of Ireland’s rivers and loughs? Often in these things, we look at the supposed short-term gains, but we don’t look at what we put at risk.” When asked what she would suggest as a course of action for Ireland on fracking, her message is simple: wait. “The best advice I can give to people in Ireland is that the wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Watch the mistakes happen everywhere else,” she says.
Ernst in front of Tawnylust, Leitrim Co, passive solar B&B where she was hosted during part of her 2012 speaking tour of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland