As Winter rears its wet and cold snivelly head we
can reflect on a Summer of successful pincic protests
on the Old Head of Kinsale.
The Picnics, mass entrances onto the golf course at
the Old Head of Kinsale were initiated to protect
public access to the historic headland after the Golf
Course owners began stopping people walking there.
People have been walking the headland for hundreds of
years and resented the attempt to fence it off for
wealthy golfers. The course is the most expensive in
Despite poor weather all the picnics during the Summer were well attended.
Hundreds on occasion taking advantage. The situation has now been
reached where the gates of the course open after the first few protestors
climb the walls or over the razor wire fence. All ages attend some
in costume and all of course with picnics. you are treated to wonderful
sea and cliff views a spectacular lighthouse and a roaring ocean.
Though the Summer is past the picnicers plot away in their homes
for the next round coming soon to the Old Head of Kinsale.
Click here to see some pictures
The Caz Story
Living collectively, squatting abandoned buildings, creating new
inclusive spaces that promote learning and sharing rather than what
a capitalist society is currently offering is a desire that rings
loudly in our movement. Friends in Cork and around Ireland have
been talking about it for a while. These projects have been successful
in many places worldwide and proven sustainable and we are coming
closer all the time.
The vision: a space that’s totally the responsibility of its users,
minus landlords, for positive development. We want a centre for
broad community activity, that’s open to the public to stroll in,
have a cup of tea and feel comfortable that the space was not created
to exploit but to offer a shared enhancement to everyday life. Here
in Cork, we’re not there yet but we’ve started with the CAZ. Click
here for full story.