Project Lift – Update,.. We’re there!?

It’s been awhile coming but we can finally say, we’re there! After a phone call from Dudley on the site yesterday we can safely say every bit of the buildings, including the sewage treatment system, have been removed from the port tunnel site of Limerick. It’s an important milestone in this project, it marks the transition from work in Limerick to organising and sorting materials that have been transported off site to storage areas and to the Castle grounds.

We’ve still got a big job ahead of us but the first part is just about done with only some site clean up left, very soon we’ll be sitting down to planning and getting us through a busy summer, we have Shakefest comming up soon and Castlepaloozawon’t be far behind it!

A busy summer for sure, hope we’ll see plenty of familar and new faces around the Castle during the summer and when we start the next part, ground prep and of course finally putting up the buildings!

Danceathon

On Saturday, March 20th, members of The Red Embers, Stagecraft Ireland and other dance supporters took part in a DANCE-A-THON in aid of Operation Lift. From 10am until 8pm, there were 10 solid hours of poi, bellydance, glow poi and fire dance on display in the Ballroom and outside in the Forecourt. Each participant raised sponsorship for their efforts, and so far €300 has been raised with more to come in.

Members of the Irish Burning Man arrived to glow poi and Firefan dance when they attended The Irish Burner’s Potluck at 7pm, which raised €1000 so far! More to come ….

Project Lift – Nearly there!

We’re getting there! Not much left to dissasmble now, just the base. Plenty left to ship out.

What does everyone think of all this so far? 🙂

Castlepalooza sponsorship

As most will know Charleville Castle plays host to the year festival Castlepalooza run by CherryCool Promotions with this year being no exception (earlybird tickets available now!) Castlepalooza is alot of work for everyone involved with it, the volunteers involved put in a tremendious amout of work perpering the site, during the festival itself and site clean up afterwards. In relation to that the Castle has an insurance bill to keep up each year and this year the organisers of Castlepalooza have kindly agreed to pay the bill for this year. Without talking about amounts it means that another bit of wieght of concern has been lifted from our shoulders this year and allow us to concentrate even more on the current project.

Volunteers Kitchen makeover

Just an update about something else we’ve worked on awhile ago, the stove! It just before christmas and is back in working order. I’m not sure why it wasn’t posted sooner.

There’s more!

The volunteers kitchen has gotten a bit of a make over couresty of the Lituanian cultural society. They did a pretty damn good job of it, clean, neat organised and fresh coat over some of the more worn area’s. Smiley is hoping to take some pictures of it soon but during the winter times a retreat is sounded and the castle people retract to concentrate the warmth. Spring is coming in but so is project lift! The normal house keeping jobs that come with spring have to delayed a little to concentrate on this huge project.

We’d like to thank everyone that helped raise funds for the stove, long may it provide hot meals and unblackened pots!
 

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