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“The Pipe” in Greystones

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We will be screening The Pipe movie on 20th April at The Happy Pear in Greystones. This amazing movie tells the story of the local, grassroots community effort in Rossport, County Mayo (Ireland) to halt the planned laying of a gas pipeline by Shell Oil, across fishing grounds and pastoral farmland, following the discovery of a large supply field offshore.

Shell Oil, with the taciturn approval of the Irish State government, had planned to begin the laying of the pipeline underwater, off the Mayo coast. The proposed pipeline would then snake over working farms and pristine landscape for miles to its destination. The local community, fearing loss of livelihood, environmental disasters, non-transparent corporate profits and the invoking of “eminent domain”, rose up in non-violent rebellion.

The Pipe is a story of a community tragically divided, and how they deal with a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction of a way of life shared for generations.

The film received a huge interest in The Pipe in Ireland and abroad. For example The Pipe’s Facebook page has already gained over 3,000 fans.

20th April 2011 (Wednesday)
The Happy Pear
Church Road

No charge of course.


Written by Kruk

April 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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