Falling Fruit 2022

Falling Fruit 2022

April 2022

Sadly, this year, we lost one of our best volunteers. I wish to pay tribute to him – Paweł
Krecinski – originally from Poland, supporting Falling Fruit since 2018. He was a great
worker, one of our best volunteers, a superman with the picking pole! He was very
generous with his time and energy every year since 2018. He was reliable, efficient and
a caring person. He will be greatly missed. RIP Paweł!

“Pawel made quite an impression as he was so helpful and kind, his friendly face and
smiling eyes, a dedicated, hardworking and very experienced volunteer.” 

W.S. Volunteer

June 7

First donation of 2022. Kind donation of fruit from Marino AFC. Some apples and oranges left over after an event on Sunday were kindly passed on by Liam Mulcahey ensuring that no food would go to waste. Macro Community Resource Centre will put them to good use. Many thanks to all concerned.

August 1  

Lughnasa Greetings – August 1. Lughnasa was the ancient Celtic festival heralding in the coming of
the harvest. With harvesting in mind, I invite all fruit tree owners to consider donating surplus fruit
for charity. Falling Fruit will come and pick the fruit and deliver it to charities. Let us find the many
neglected orchards and back gardens with an abundance of fruit.

August 13

Crab apples anyone? There are a few bags of crab apples on offer in Palmerstown D20 for anyone who can put them to good use. Falling Fruit has not seen them so cannot give any information on quality.

August 18

Our first apple pick of the season took place today! Huge thanks to donors Caroline and Iarla in Blackrock – one tree which gave abundantly! Most of the organic apples went to KARE Social Services in Raheny, others to Dublin City Farm in St. Annes Park. Indebted to Roger and John who at short notice took on the job. Special thanks to Roger Yates who took care of the delivery to Raheny

August 22

Marybeth in Dalkey, a kind donor from last year, donated her first harvest of Bramley cooking apples – 5 bags. These went to Shankill Daycare Centre which does Meals on Wheels. Huge thanks to Sandra Griffin who took care of the delivery.

August 25

Cyril in Blackrock donated some tasty ripe eating apples today – much appreciated by Crosscare Café in Dun Laoghaire. Huge thanks to Patricia Larkin who picked and delivered.

August 29

A glorious day today picking fruit at the stunning Aventine Wellness Gardens at Lis Na Carrig in Foxrock. Huge thanks to Shane Adderly who invited Falling Fruit in so that no good fruit would go to waste. We were greatly helped by Lucy and Annette who work there and the experience of the day was very pleasant and gave roughly 170Kg of apples. Roger Yates was the main helper – driving, picking and delivering to FoodCloud. Back Into Daylight Animal Sanctuary provided bags for the temporary storing of fruit. Great appreciation and endless thanks to all involved.

Our second fruit pick today was in Greystones, Sally Dunne kindly invited Falling Fruit back again this year to harvest a rich crop of apples. Wonderful help from Geraldine Hegarty and Donna Fallon and especially to Roger Yates who was the super hero of the day! Huge thanks to all!

September 1

150 kg approx. of fruit saved today thanks to Donors Ann Byrne in East Wall and the O’Donovan Family in Ranelagh. Huge thanks to Theresa Burton and Roger Yates for the East Wall pick and to the great team at Ranelagh – Theresa Burton, Anne Dunne, Jacinta O’Connor, Graham Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Hegarty. Pears will be delivered to Dublin Simon thanks to Jacinta O’Connor. Huge thanks to Theresa Burton for all the driving and delivering all the apples to FoodCloud.

September 2

Tullamore apples today – 16 crates kindly donated by the Lawlor family. Huge thanks to Marta Cieniuch and Dermot Clarke who travelled a long distance to help pick apples for four hours. Most special thanks to Roger Yates who not only helped pick the apples but travelled from Clontarf Dublin and delivered the crates of apples to FoodCloud. An amazing team!

September 5

A day in Dalkey in the beautiful garden of Marybeth Shiell, overlooking the sea and Dalkey island! A
huge donation of seven and a half crates of apples! Huge thanks to @TheresaBurton who drove
from D3 to pick and deliver to FoodCloud. She also took some apples for animals.

September 8

Another day another rich harvest – thanks to Mary and Declan Cremin in D6. Weather was kind
enough to allow us to pick for almost two hours. Huge thanks to Roger Y and Philip Smith for great
work picking and to Philip for delivering to FoodCloud.

September 9

Fruitful Friday – our kind generous donor Richard Brophy in Rathfarnham, donating every year since
2016, provided eight and a half crates (110Kg approx) of fabulous fruit! Roger Yates, Anne Dunne
and Jennifer Louise picked and Roger Yates kindly delivered to FoodCloud

September 14

More apples today from our kind donor, Ann Byrne. Roger Yates and Jennifer Louise gave time and
energy to pick the fruit – many thanks to all!

September 15

What an amazing apple day and what wonderful volunteers!!

Sandymount – thanks to the Doran family and Luke who looked after us. Great team: Roger, Joan, Ellen and Deirdre!

Sandycove – thanks to Maureen Clarke who offered 3 trees for picking. Team Sandra, Angelina and Roger did the work!

Third pick of the day: Glenageary – thanks to Olga who offered 2 trees. The amazing team of Sandra, Roger, Angelina, Emily picked happily!

Sandyford – thanks to Alan Tubbert for 4 trees. Team Patricia and Geraldine did a great job.

Delivery of all picks, 22 crates of apples, to FoodCloud done by Roger Yates.

Deeply grateful to the wonderful friends who helped with 4 fruit picks today! 4 locations, 4 teams.