At todays peoples picnic on the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork protestors climbed the walls and crossed the razor wire to again walk to the lighthouse.
The battle for access has been ongoing for years. It began with several mass trespasses over recent years. These had declined after the Supreme Court found in favour of the Golf course owners on a technical point and large numbers of Gardai and hired security were deployed to frustrate the protestors.
However today unexpectedly for the Golf course and Gardai most of the protestors climbed the walls and the razor wire to gain access to the walk. After completing the walk to the old head singing and clearly elated the protesting picnic brigade returned to the gates.
It demonstrated that with a little initiative and some determination what can be done. By walking the Old Head the protestors are making a mockery of the claims of the owners that they have won and that the issue is dead.
James (Cork WSM)
This report was first posted to indymedia where comments can be read at http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=66292
More on the background to the Old Head of Kinsale protests can be read at http://struggle.ws/wsm/cork.html
[A Personal report from a Workers Solidarity Movement member, these reports are posted to the Ainriail list when first written]