Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Topiary Herbs.

first_imgThink ‘Height’ First To start, you need a young potted plant with an unpinched leader (main stem), scissors, stakes, ties and patience. You also want to encourage width and branching at the base of the “head.” Top growth will naturally develop faster, so keep upward growing shoots trimmed back. Turn your plant regularly so each side gets ample light and grows evenly. Feed your topiary every four or five waterings during active growth with a liquid fertilizer for houseplants. The next stage is forming the top of the plant to the desired shape. Before you pinch the growing shoot tip for the first time, think of the finished look you want your plant to have. Consider leaf size and rate of growth. Where do you plan to display your topiary and what kind of container will it live in? You may want to allow the plant to grow even higher. When you’ve determined these, pinch out the tip of the plant to make it bushier. Allow three pairs of branches to develop. Photo: Wayne McLaurin Now comes the real art of topiary. You have to keep in mind the shape you want the plant to take and train the plant through careful tip pinching. Pinch or cut at nodes so new shoots will grow in the direction you want. If the bud is facing outward, the growth will be outward. An inward-facing bud will grow inward. Be Creative, and Have Fun Many herbs can be used for topiary, such as rosemary, lavender and scented geranium, along with bay and sweet myrtle. The herbs you choose will depend on the topiary shapes you want to create. So be creative. And have fun.center_img Pinch With Care But before you start, remember that the growing point or tip of the plant is critical. The plant is going to grow at the tip of each stem. If you pinch it back, the plant will produce side shoots and be bushier. You can “design” what the plant will look like by pinching or not pinching the tips. In the first stage, you want the plant to grow straight up to the desired height. A slow-growing or small-leaf plant should be 8 to 14 inches tall, and a fast-growing or large-leaf plant should be 16 inches to 5 feet tall. Place a stake beside the plant, and tie the plant along it for support. Allow only the tip shoot of the plant to develop by cutting off any side shoots that start to grow. Allow leaves to stay on the trunk of the main stem. Check the ties often to make certain they don’t girdle or injure the growing stem. Check, too, for bugs that like to hide around the ties. The Real Art of Topiary The trunk will elongate a bit as it matures and thickens. Again, be sure to place your plant in adequate light and turn your topiary so it grows evenly. As you become aware of growth habits and observe the results of careful pruning, you’ll be better able to train the topiary to the finished shape you want. We’ve all seen those great plants that have been cut, shaped, trimmed and “babied.” It’s not really hard to get that topiary effect. But it does take time and care. Start now by getting a healthy herb plant with a strong stem. Topiary is the art of trimming and training plants into ornamental shapes. For example, you can grow and train a rosemary plant into a formal standard (the top is a perfect globe held on a single stem).last_img read more