Posts by Annette

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There is no place like Earth / Nulle part comme sur Terre

It was a glorious winter day. It was the second day of spring, a.k.a. Imbolc, in the Celtic calendar. But...

Rise Into Climate Action Now / A l’action contre le changement climatique

Greta Thunberg did it again. The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden took a 32-hour-long train journey to Davos, Switzerland, for...

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A deserted village in a deserted forest / Un village abandonné dans un désert forestier

In the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, above Lough Dan, the deep dark woods along the Wicklow Way suddenly open...

Why I support Climate Case Ireland

I support Climate Case Ireland because this case is in my name. In the acorns’ names. In the planet’s name. I...

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A New Year’s Day mini adventure / Petite aventure du Jour de l’An

Starting the new year as we mean to go on : with an outdoor adventure, albeit a mini one, by...

18 from ’18 / 18 sur 18

Looking back before heading forward… 2018 has been a year of epic family adventures, perhaps more so than any before,...

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Welcoming the light with a solstice sunrise hike / Randonnée du solstice

It was an impossibly early start for the first day of the holidays, but we did it! We went for...

Four Acorns and the Advent calendar / Quatre graines de chêne et le calendrier de l’Avent

24 days, 24 surprises, 24 photos to reclaim the spirit of Christmas. T’is the season to get jolly, so will...

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Cool Planet Champion for Wicklow

Two days of inspiring training with Cool Planet Experience and here I am, one of 42 new Cool Planet Champions! Two...

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Starlight kayaking on Lough Hyne

It nearly didn’t happen. This starlight kayaking experience on Lough Hyne, Co Cork, was a couple of years in the...

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Une escapade en kayak sous les étoiles

Ç’a failli ne pas arriver. Cette sortie nocturne en kayak de mer sur Lough Hyne, Co Cork, était rêvée depuis...

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A secret beach and a wild Atlantic swim / Plage secrète et baignade sauvage dans l’Atlantique

7.10am on the second morning of our West Cork break, and the sun was already high and bright behind the...

Outdoor Classroom Day is coming to Ireland

I make no mystery of my passion for outdoor learning. From writing about the Irish Forest School Association to sending...

Becoming a Cool Planet Champion / Bientôt Cool Planet Champion

“On behalf of the Cool Planet Experience I am happy to inform you that your application to the Cool Planet...

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Clara Vale – Walking in an autumn wonderland / Balade en paradis d’automne

Yellow, brown, green, orange, red, golden; Fluttering in the breeze, crunching under foot, floating in the river; Leaves were everywhere...