Creative Consumption Cashel

Creative Consumption Cashel Coming this October!

In honour of National Reuse Month this October, Cashel is rowing in to promote creative consumption.

We asking the residents of Cashel to be creative in how they view and use the clothes and items they have at home and how they can be more adventurous in their purchases.  Instead of buying new, we are encouraging the upcycling of clothes, repair of our old equipment and the purchase of second-hand clothes.

“Repair, reuse and upcycling are ways to keep valuable resources and items out of landfill and away from littering our countryside.  We are planning several activities in Cashel during October to get people to think again about the value of products which may have second and third lives,” stated Mindy O’Brien,Coordinator of Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment.

“In addition to our various events, we are also urging the people of Cashel to use reusable coffee cups when getting take-away coffee and to keep a reusable water bottle always in reach.  I’d be interested in hearing how much money people could save by using their reusable water bottle rather than spending the €1.50 for bottled water.”

VOICE is working with local shops, cafes and petrol stations to offer a discounted price for individuals using their own coffee cups. They will feature participating shops on their Facebook page,

Our scheduled events include:

  • Friday, 14th October, Spafield Resource Centre from 10-11:30am: Upcycle your old clothes and materials to create your child’s Halloween Costume, with Winnie Looby.  Booking at or 087 289 3492 essential as places are limited.
  • Saturday, 15th October, Cashel Public Library from 2-4pm: Treasure from Trash Recycled Art Workshop with Berna Hannigan. Ages 8-12. Places limited so please book at the Library or call 062 63825.
  • Sunday, 23rd October, Halla na Feile, 12-2: Baby Market to sell outgrown children’s clothes and equipment or buy good pre-loved items at a discount. Contact  Angie at to book a stall.



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