Applegreen Blog

  • Native Irish Trees

    Native Irish Trees

    The trees distributed by the Tree Council of Ireland for National tree week included the Silver Birch and the Rowan Tree – also known as the mountain ash.
    These are native Irish trees – we have a total of 28 different species of native tree.

  • What Trees Do.

    What Trees Do.

    DID YOU KNOW that trees are made from air? Yes really. The molecule chlorophyll that makes the leaves green is able to break down carbon dioxide – one of the ingredients of the air all around us and accumulate the carbon part in the timber of the tree. The oxygen part of the carbon dioxide molecule is released as pure oxygen which we need to stay alive.

  • The Tree Alphabet

    The Tree Alphabet

    In ancient times in Ireland, before people used the letters and writing we use nowadays a form of writing called OGHAM was used

  • Climbing Trees - Did you know?

    Climbing Trees - Did you know?

    A recent survey by the Heritage Council of Ireland has revealed that forty per cent of Irish Schoolchildren have never ever climbed a tree. So, this tree week is a good time to remedy that. Go out and find a nice tree in your area that is safe for you children to climb and encourage them to have a go – under your supervision of course.

  • DEBRA Ireland - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    DEBRA Ireland - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    Thank you to all the staff and customers at Applegreen for your incredible support to date in helping us support DEBRA Ireland and the families they work with across the country.

  • ISPCC Childline - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    ISPCC Childline - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    “Thank you to all the staff and customers at Applegreen for your incredible support to date in supporting our Childline service.
    Since the start of your support this year, Applegreen have facilitated 31 volunteers attending their allocated Childline shift in Childline on a weekly basis”.

  • Barnardos - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    Barnardos - Thank You Applegreen Customers & Staff

    “Thank you to all the staff and customers at Applegreen for your incredible support to date in helping us to assist some of the youngest children Barnardos work with across the country.
    Since the start of your support this year, hundreds of children of pre-school age have benefitted from Barnardos Early Years services thanks to you”.

  • Going the extra mile for charity

    Going the extra mile for charity

    The Applegreen food team will be raising much needed funds for ISPCC Childline by completing an endurance challenge “Run 32” starting at 9am on Saturday 17th September from Applegreen Tralee Manor Village and they aim to finish at 3pm Sunday 18th September at Applegreen Birdhill.

  • Sail for Kids – Applegreen Crew Diary

    Sail for Kids – Applegreen Crew Diary

    As the Applegreen Sail for Kids crew have under 2 weeks to go to the big race we talk to John Phelan, one of our Applegreen staff members who decided to take part in the challenge:

  • Sail for Kids – A New Adventure for Applegreen

    Sail for Kids – A New Adventure for Applegreen

    Applegreen are excited about undertaking a new adventure and has a crew of 10 volunteer staff members doing rigorous sailing training every week in the run up to the very exciting Round Ireland Yacht Race. These very brave volunteers will be setting sail on their boat ‘Applegreen Sail for Kids’ and will be raising much needed funds for our charity partners, Barnardos, DEBRA Ireland and ISPCC/Childline. Our Applegreen sites are also very enthusiastic and are doing collections in store in the lead up to the race!

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