Permissions take time

Lately some people have been in touch asking how we were getting on and if all was okay? So this update is to reassure everyone that we are still here, working away, and making good progress.

That said, progress has been slower than we had hoped. Largely because securing copyright permissions and licenses to use some images is a slow process – but one that has to be done properly.

A few meetings over the Summer saw us pretty much finalise each of the eight panels. Bar some tweaking, and perhaps some editing after some experts have proofread, the content of each panel is more or less sorted.

It is also good to be able to report that most of the approx 75 images we plan on using have been kindly donated by a few local contributors (thank you so much!).

However, some 22-24 images are taking far longer. Because not only have we had to track down the current owner (not as easy as it sounds) but we have also, in some cases, learned that we have to then apply to a separate entity for license to use the image on the panel.

So, please, be assured that the project is still going ahead. It’s just taking us far longer than we could have envisioned.

Meanwhile… as  Winter approaches… keep an eye out for one of our annual visitors. The Great Northern Diver should be with us soon. You may see one fishing in the channel or in the waters near Deadman’s Point. (Photo: Sean Callagy).

Great Northern Diver (with crab) in channel between Rosses Point and Oyster Island, by Sean Callagy 2014-02-04