Test Site

Coill Bheag Planting Installation Day

Ní neart go chur le chéile! Yesterday a lot of hard graft went into installing An Choill Bheag at TEST SITE.

Walking Tours

That’s a wrap for TEST SITE Walking Tours. The last tour took place on Saturday and we want to thank all the speakers and attendees who took part. The walks included local heritage, herbalism, archaeology, urban planning, ecology and social art: all invaluable strands for interpreting, inhabiting and reimagining our city. They were guided by some very knowledgeable and generous people. Míle buíochas to Colin Rynne, Jo Goodyear, Elena Turk, Brendan O’Sullivan, Eoin Lettice and PLoT. 

Truss Building

Our Belfast Truss fabrication is in the capable and skilled hands of the workshop team at local community boat yard, Meitheal Mara. We are in awe of all of the meticulous work they have put into cutting the first of four roof trusses. Ailbhe & Aoife have been visiting the workshop team regularly. Ailbhe has been checking in on fabrication details while Aoife has been busy capturing the fabrication work on 16mm film.

Reflecting on Commonage, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

‘Thinking, making, doing’ Reflecting on Commonage, Callan Co. Kilkenny

National Tree Week

his week is National Tree week, bringing attention to our leafy companions on this earth. Trees are the largest plant forms on the planet and benefit us very much. We would be lost without them. Single mature trees are whole ecosystems of their own. An oak tree can be home to over 250 unique insect species alone! 

Coill Bheag

Planting has begun - our Coill Bheag or ‘small, dense, biodiverse native woodland habitat’ will be introduced to the island site as Kyrl’s Quay later this Spring. An Choill Bheag is being designed and delivered in collaboration with Hometree and An Taisce’s LEAF programme.