The In stream Biodiversity of the River Maigue
The Maigue Rivers Trust has commissioned Sweeney Consultancy to do biological assessment of the River Maigue to establish the biodiversity of the freshwater macroinvertebrate fauna and macrophyte flora, the status of the population of the protected white-clawed crayfish and the distribution of otters. A total of 110 macroinvertebrate taxa were identified from the 30 samples taken throughout the Maigue catchment. Seven of the taxa found were not previously recorded in Co. Limerick: two segmented worms (Nais pardalis and Nais variabilis), one stonefly (Diura bicaudate) and four caddisflies (Cheumatopsyche lepida, Lype reducta, Ithytricha sp. and Wormaldia sp.) If you would like to read more about the macroinvertebrates, white-clawed crayfish and the distribution of otters in the Maigue Catchment. The full report can be found on Maigue Instream Biodiversity Crayfish Otters.
Fish stocks in the Maigue
Vice Chairperson of the Trust Tom Harrington has written a report on the 17 different fish species in the Maigue.
Social and environmental history of the Maigue River
A study of the social and environmental history of the Maigue River written by Catherine Dalton & Paul O’Brien
Geography and History Departments, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
The Maigue River Catchment Charactrisation
A physical charactrisation of the Maigue Catchment written by Catherine Dalton & Niall Walsh, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick