From the VSI Magazine
Vegetarian Day 2002
World Vegetarian Day 2003
World Vegetarian Day 2004
World Vegetarian Day 2005
Famous Irish Vegetarians
Useful Foreign Phrases
The VSI is delighted to have a stock of the wonderfully informative
Viva! Guides. These booklets form an authoritative range of colourful,
easy-to-read guides full of useful information and advice which cover
almost every aspect of vegetarianism. They have been produced by Viva!
and the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation.
“Invaluable help ... wonderful ammunition ... you’ll never be stumped
1. Nutrition in a Nutshell
Bugging Me (out of print)
3. The Food of Champions
4. Martin Shaw Cooks Veggie
5. Your Health in Your Hands
6. End of the Line for Fish
7. Planet on a Plate
8. A Matter of Life and Death
9. Feed the World
10. Vegetarian & Vegan Mother and Baby Guide
11. Veggie Health for Kids
12. Snappy Veggie Cooking
13. The L-Plate Vegetarian
14. The L-Plate Vegan
€ 1 for per guide plus postage.
Postage for a single guide is 55c.
For each additional guide please add 55c.
Postage for a set of all 14 guides is only € 5.50
Contact us to place your order—see our home page for VSI phone number,
postal and e-mail addresses
Discussion Group is
R E L O A D E D
by Colm O'Brien
VSI email/web discussion list
been in existence for a number of years, but few members seem to be
aware of it.
O’Brien recently took over ownership/management of the list from its
creator Graham Caswell.
you are interested in joining the discussion group, please send a blank
if you have any queries about the list or need help with the
subscribing process, email Colm at
or chat with other VSI members, keep informed of the latest veggie news
and happenings, trade recipes or nutritional advice, and anything else
you can think of doing on the internet!
Vegetarian Day 2007, date T.B.A.
(sample programme from WVD 2005)
Blazing Salads Food Company
Food & Drink
Denis Healy's Organic Fruit and
Dublin Food Co-Op - organic
for Animal Rights
Association of Hunt Saboteurs
Coalition to Abolish the Fur
Compassion in World Farming
Greyhound Action Ireland
Irish Anti-Vivisection Society
The Irish Vegan Group
The Monkey Sanctuary
North Co. Dublin Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Seal Sanctuary Vegetarian
Society of Ireland
Environmental & Health
Cecelia Armelin - Dietician
Chrysalis Holistic Centre
Irish Women's Environmental
Sonairte - National Ecology
' Vegan Runners' Athletic Club
Homemade Paper Products
Red Ink Books with Anthology
The Supreme Master Ching Hai
Great weekends away
at vegetarian B&Bs
The Phoenix, Co
Green Lodge, Co
B&B, Co Donegal
Dublin Food Co-op
gift voucher to the value of €50
Holistic Centre - €85 gift voucher for any day workshop
fantastic vegetarian vegetarian and vegan cookery books
Lots of spot
FIVE TICKETS - €2
€1.50 concessions (oaps, students, unwaged, VSI members)
€6.00 family rate
free children under seven
by The Health Store, Clayton Love – 1st Choice frozen food, Munster
Wholefoods Wholefoods Wholesale, Nourish Health Food Store, Klee Paper
- 12.30 pm 'ABOUT THE WITNESS'
being shown by Alliance for Animal Rights.
Bernie Wright, spokesperson for AFAR, will be
award-winning documentary in which Eddie Lama explains how he was
inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and
ultimately, to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New
- 1.00 pm 'EATING OUR WAY TO PERFECTION'
by Praghosa dasa Adhikari, who has been a
vegetarian for 25 years and has the conviction that any taking of life
to satisfy one's tongue and belly is not acceptable.
How poor eating habits, both in the types of food we
eat, and in how we
eat our food, affect society in so many different ways. These vary from
economic difficulties to health difficulties, and can even lead to
- 1.30 pm 'THE EFFECTS OF VEGETARIANISM ON THE
by Ita West, R.S.A., a vegetarian for over 25 years
and a vegan for the
last 10. A Health and Fitness Professional who has been studying the
effects of diet for the last 16 years including many studies of the
impact of animal farming on the environment.
Ita talks about how animal farming has tremendous
effects on the
environment, and how producing food for animals prevents us from
producing food for humans.
- 2.00 pm 'KEEPING THE FAITH'
by Gerry Boland, long-term campaigner on both
vegetarian issues and animal rights.
This talk examines the multitude of reasons why
people become and stay
vegetarian. He offers useful and practical tips on how to keep the
- 2.30 pm 'FUR - A FASHION TO BE ASHAMED OF'
by Mary-Anne Bartlett, Director of Compassion in
(CIWF is an international organisations campaigning for an end to
factory farming and the long distance transport of live animals).
Mary-Anne set up the Irish office of CIWF in Cork in 1992.
Mary-Anne will be looking at fur as a fashion
material, talking about
fur farming in Ireland, and examining the Dail debate on a bill to ban
fur farming. Where can we go from here? How people can help CIWF's
- 3.00 pm 'PRIMATES IN LABORATORIES'
by Yvonne Smalley, Director of The Monkey
Sanctuary, and Chairperson of the Irish Anti-Vivisection Society.
Yvonne will show a short video clip to highlight
the 'Ban Primate Experiments' campaign, and will answer questions on
this important subject.
- 3.30 pm 'WARM AUTUMNAL COOKING'
Cookery Demonstration by Mary Farrell, Owner
& Chef of Café Fresh, Vegetarian Restaurant. Mary has travelled
and worked extensively gaining experience. She is in the process of
writing her first cookery book.
Mary will be demonstrating how to make Butternut
& Aduki Bean Autumn Stew with Cashew Nut Pimento Cream. This is
a vegan dish which is also dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten and sugar free.
She will also make a Roast, Seasonal Vegetable Salad.
The 2005 fair attracted over 1,000 visitors