Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

News Shorts And Other Business

Where There's Muck

Squall 10, Summer 1995, pg. 6.

The remorseless ingenuity and recycling capabilities of travellers has triumphed recently in the Irish Republic.

A tinker family moved onto some land in the Dublin area, much to the annoyance of the local authorities. As a result the City Council arrived with truck loads of manure and dumped them next to where the family were staying. The authority claimed that the excrement was designed to help build a city park nearby, but there was little doubt why they had placed it there.

Never-the-less, after a few weeks of waiting, the tinker family decided not to be intimidated by the smell any longer. Did they move off site? No, they bagged up the manure and sold it to local garden centres and horticulturists.