Photo was taken yesterday at Holy Cross Abbey, Co.Tipperary, (Irl)

Se√°n Ryan and Mair√©ad O’Brien got married yesterday in Holy Cross Abbey, Co.Tipperary. Mair√©ad is well known in Cork as General Manager of Nash 19 Restaurant, Princes Street. A simple candle arrangement provided enough light to create this warm relaxed moment after the wedding ceremony.

Thought on Saturday – April – 31/03/2012

‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every persons need, but not everyone’s greed. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Earth Hour is a worldwide event that is organized on the last Saturday of March. Households are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need for climate change. It takes place later this evening from 8.30-9.30. If your first reaction is what a waste of time then the following statistics are worth noting. Last year 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for an hour. It has become the largest environmental event in history. It sends a powerful message for action on climate change. It also shows how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause. Global warming is the greatest threat facing our planet today. A warming planet alters weather patterns, water supplies, seasonal growth for plants and a sustainable way of life for us and the world’s wildlife. While many of us were thrilled with the exceptional warm weather this week, we also know in our hearts that this is not normal and totally out of season. In our homes many electrical appliances are left on standby such as electrical chargers and the television. This standby or leaking electricity adds between 6% to 26% onto our average monthly electricity bill. Earth Hour is a unique opportunity to do something simple like switching off some unnecessary electrical appliances. Why not do something small later? It will make all the difference.