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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

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Bee Watching – Science for Sunny Days

I'm sitting in my garden on a sunny day last summer, soaking in some much needed vitamin D and photographing bumblebees in a lavender bush. It's not a bad way to relax. This is one of the photographs that I... Continue Reading →

Ireland needs Solarpunk

What has a genre of eco-speculation got to do with Ireland's changing political landscape? What could solarpunk offer a country that is not actually famed for its sunshine? "Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that... Continue Reading →

Losing a friend

My dog Cian, of nearly seventeen years, died today. I’ve lived with Cian nearly my entire life. My memories before him are fragmented because I was too young. I don’t really know what to do. I said goodbye this morning... Continue Reading →

This is not a bucket list (it is)

In August of 2011 took one of those “How Long Will You Live” online tests that ask you about your health and habits – just for fun really. I did quite well actually as my expected death age, of 86 years,... Continue Reading →

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