Crossakiel is a small village 10 kilometers outside Kells and is famous for the Kells Motorbike Road Races. This website was setup to help promote local businesses and to provide a portal for residents regarding local news and information relating to the surrounding areas.
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The community of Crossakiel and the surrounding areas where snowed in when the “Beast from the East” (as the media called it) paid us a visit and dropped an unprecedented amount of snow across Europe, in particular, the UK and Ireland.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, storm Emma paid us a visit on the Thursday, coming from the south and hitting south eastern locations. Red Alerts which have never been issued in Ireland were given by Met Eireann and most people just had to stay at home with businesses and transport links closing down due to the severe weather conditions.
As Crossakiel is the highest village in Co. Meath at a height of 525 feet above sea level, we tend to get the brunt of the weather as we did this week. The last time we had bad weather like this was in 1982 but the editor feels that this week has definitely topped 1982!
Thanks to a few local residences who came out with their shovels to clear the road coming into the Cairns Estate as this entrance has a slope and when trying to get out of the estate, you can easily get stuck with spinning wheels and going nowhere. There was also some snow cleared from the village itself to allow cars to manoeuvre.
Here are a few photos showing the snow coverage that we experienced in Crossakiel.
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As wireless companies prepare to launch the next generation of service, there are new questions about the possible health risks from radiation emitted by mobile phones and the transmitters that carry the signals.
Concerns about the potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation have dogged mobile technology since the first brick-sized mobile phones hit the market in the 1980s.
Obviously, the residents of Crossakiel should also be concerned due to the fact that we have a Vodafone mast located just outside the village. At present, it is offering a GSM and a UMTS Service (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service), but we do not know how much power this mast is pushing out into the Crossakiel village at present.
Researchers are very concerned about the dangers of 5G but Industry and Government officials have largely dismissed those fears, saying the radiation exposure is minimal and that the devices are safe. Incidences of and deaths from brain cancer have shown little change in recent years despite the explosion in mobile phone usage, they note (selective research by the Government! Ed).
Unfortunately if you ask any school or Government department about the dangers of mobile phone and Wi Fi technology, they will provide you with a 14 page, 2007 report produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that the technology was researched and it was deemed safe. This is the general programmed dogma that all the officials will give you.
This is what they will not tell you - When the World Health Organisation put together a group to decide if this technology was safe, they asked a man called Dr. Michael Repacholi to chair the group. To no surprise, the group found the technology to be safe and they proceeded to inform the WHO of their findings. The WHO then informed the rest of the Governments in Europe and provided them with the 14 page report.
After this was completed, the WHO found out that Dr Michael Repacholi was actually “Double Jobbing” and was also a consultant for the communications industry, “conflict of interest” you may say? You would be right. The WHO proceeded to sack Dr Repacholi and since the horse had already bolted, meaning the report had already been sent out, the WHO choose deniability from then on in as they would have a lot of egg on their face.
Even though we are living the age of the data breach and other online scams, dishonest people will still use old fashioned techniques and pretend to be a legitimate company offering services from tree trimming, external house cleaning to gardening and patio/drive cleaning.
In Crossakiel, we seem to get our fair share of people cold calling and offering a number of services.
They may also offer the following services:-
1) Fence repair
2) Roof repair
3) Driveway repair
4) Free home security inspection
5) Door-to-door sales
They may even be dressed for the occasion with fluorescent jackets and have fancy coloured flyers with pictures of the work that they have allegedly done. They might also have a website on the flyer with a logo from a recognised organisation and say that they “are in the area” and would you like some work done.
This is the level these scammers go to in order to fool people into thinking that they are qualified to do the job, but if you dig a big deeper, you will soon realise that they are not what they seem and who they are.
These scammers often target seniors because Baby Boomers were raised to be courteous and trusting—the perfect characteristics for dodgy workmen. Rather than refusing to answer the door for a stranger or just saying no to a product or service, many elders allow scammers to get their foot in the door (figuratively and sometimes literally) with sales pitches and emotional manipulation because they do not want to be perceived as rude.
We would like to thank Paul Brooks for sending over some family photo and historical information relating to the Cosy Corner. Paul's family origianlly owned the Cosy Corner when it was called "J Brooks". They sold it back in the 1950's.
To read about the Brooks family and see the photos, please click here.