Man's helping hand to Nature

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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Sinead » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:01 pm

Kilboggat Park is certainly a great asset to the communites it serves. Good on you for showing the beauties of this park. Normally we are bashing the local authorities, the workers and those elected. This is an example of them getting things right. Plans for the park must have been laid down years ago, at times it appeared a mess was being made but as time goes on the place gets better and better. A good pleasant, peaceful place to walk around and lots of play area for the locals of all ages.

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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Jacqui » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:59 pm

Great photo's Grammer, and credit where it's due they got the park looking beautiful. Nice one Grammer :D :D :D
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:14 pm

Hi Jacqui,

Where is Kilbottat Park, I don't know of it, Is it up Ballyogan ?...I grew up around the Farm/Sallynoggin but it does not ring a bell...looks nice

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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby farmboy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:35 pm

Enviro, it stretches from just off Johnstown road to near Tescos and from Churchview road to the Loughlinstown carriageway, a vast area. Well done Grammer with the great pics. I cycled through there last Sunday morning and was very impressed with the work there, its a great amenity.
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Jacqui » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:18 pm

Enviro500 wrote:Hi Jacqui,

Where is Kilbottat Park, I don't know of it, Is it up Ballyogan ?...I grew up around the Farm/Sallynoggin but it does not ring a bell...looks nice

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Hi Enviro, the name never rang any bell's for me :roll: In my day...we just knew it as "The Stream up Johnstown" we would catch our tadpole's there for school.... St., Kevin's School Sallynoggin. I had to Google it first.....Kilbottat Park :o :)
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby grammer » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:44 pm

jacqui wrote
I had to Google it first.....Kilbottat Park


hahaahahahahaaaaa -glad you noticed jacqui :D :D :D :D
of course its Kilboggat Park
just goes to show the attention posters pay to the site
well done :D :D :D :D
I could say it was a deliberate mistake :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


funny but I spoke to a lady in the park this morning about the park and how well it looks
and about coming up here when we were kids to collect tadpoles :o :o :o :o
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Enviro500 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:33 am

JAQUI,

i WONDERED...as I kinda remember Kilbogget, I think we used cycle up there....

The other spelling threw me, thank you kind lady

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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby Jacqui » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:48 am

Hi Enviro, It's that Grammer who live's up to his name...Grammer... Kilboggat Park :roll: :mrgreen: I'm sure you knew the place..it look's so different now. I don't remember the name's at all Enviro, but I will now :lol: :lol:
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby spudseamus » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:43 am

environmentally this is a very smart way of filtering the storm run off from populated areas :D
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Re: mans helping hand to nature

Postby grammer » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:01 pm

Kilboggat Park (or Kil -bo -jay Pairk as the new rich like to call it -like wow!) yesterday ----------------

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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Sinead » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:07 pm

Thanks Grammer, the Corpo do some things very well.
Great photos. Where was everyone?

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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby grammer » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:22 pm

dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow
Dont know -must've been one of those days :lol: :lol: :lol:
just like the site here dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Strum » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:39 pm

Crispy clear shots Grammer. Nice ones. Must go down for a wander again soon. ;)
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Rocker » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Never heard of George Victor du Noyer until today.

Part of the family's claim to fame is that they lived for a while in Blackrock!!

Irish painter, geologist and antiquarian, George Victor Du Noyer spent his life recording Irish geology, antiquities, natural history and landscape. Much of his work features County Wicklow. Born in 1817, over the course of a half-century, Du Noyer travelled the length and breadth of the country with his beloved dog, Mr. Buff, sketching and recording as he went. Stone, Slabs and Seascapes an exhibition of his beautiful watercolours is now on at the Crawford Art Gallery and due to come to the National Museum of Ireland later in 2018. Petra Coffey from Wicklow is co-curator on this exhibition and has been researching Du Noyer since the mid 80s

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-r ... -noyer-(1/
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Strum » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:20 pm

I'd like to visit that exhibit Rocker. Ta for the info.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby stillorgan boy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:10 am

I believe that there are Kingfishers in Kilbogget Park. I remember seeing before on telly that they nest on steep banks to be less accessible to predators. I have never seen a kingfisher but would love to. Does anyone know where exactly in the park they are and is there any particular time of the year/day they are at their most visible?
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Strum » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:42 pm

stillorgan boy wrote:I believe that there are Kingfishers in Kilbogget Park. I remember seeing before on telly that they nest on steep banks to be less accessible to predators. I have never seen a kingfisher but would love to. Does anyone know where exactly in the park they are and is there any particular time of the year/day they are at their most visible?



I know a man with birdwatch ireland, stillorganboy, and he watches them down near the beach on the Shanganagh River. The very spot he has a little hide in is over to the right when you go under the bridge from Bayview where there's a bend in the River. But they're very difficult to spot unless you're well hidden and silent.
I'm not sure what time of year though but I do know he goes out to watch them around 7am.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby stillorgan boy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks Strum. That's brilliant.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby stillorgan boy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:48 am

I have noticed in the last year or so Buzzards around the M50 and surrounds. They are quite large and very impressive.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby Micheál » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:42 pm

stillorgan boy wrote:I have noticed in the last year or so Buzzards around the M50 and surrounds. They are quite large and very impressive.


In my opinion, there's more than a few "buzzards" behind the wheel on the M50 too,

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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby keeper » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 am

I see Buzzards every morning when I'm walking the dogs, they are very impressive birds and have seen them very close up. The park is vey close to the M50 bridge and they are frequently up around there, also there are Kingfishers along the river bank.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby stillorgan boy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:53 am

Wow ! Which park is that Keeper?
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby keeper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 pm

StillorganBoy ! Sorry for late answer ! The park is Waterstown Park, Palmerstown, check out their Facebook page, locals have some nice piccies on there.
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Re: Man's helping hand to Nature

Postby stillorgan boy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:05 pm

No problem Keeper. Thanks for that.
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