An Exploration of the Recreation and Amenity Potential of the Maigue Rivers – August 17th 2021
The Maigue Rivers Trust commissioned SLR Consulting to undertake an Exploration of the Recreation and Amenity Potential of the Maigue Rivers in County Limerick. This final report presents development opportunities identified in Phase 2 of the study across five key recreation types and related amenities, with recommendations derived from baseline research, field mapping and consultations with a wide range of stakeholders.
“An Exploration of the Recreation & Amenity Potential of the Maigue Rivers” was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the ‘EAFRD- Europe Investing in Rural Areas – LEADER 2014-2020.’ This project was supported by Limerick Local Community Development (LCDC) and Ballyhoura Development CLG.
If you have difficulty reading the maps in the report please contact the project officer via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the images to download the reports in pdf format.
Click here to access the launch recording that is uploaded to Youtube
Understanding the Maigue Rivers
This factsheet introduces the Maigue rivers and catchment area in County Limerick. The information will give a basic understanding of how the rivers work and the influences of the land that surrounds the river. It was produced by was produced by Dr Catherine Dalton, Maigue Rivers Trust Director and Lecturer in Physical Geography in Mary Immaculate College. It is for everyone interested in knowing more about our rivers and streams.
Click here to download.
Assessment of Habitat Quality and Future Directions for Enhancement of the River Drumcomogue
The Drumcomoge River is a headwater of the Camoge River, a sub-catchment of the R. Maigue. The aim of the project is to improve the environmental quality of the river to the benefit of biodiversity, salmonid populations and the local community. The project reviews the current environmental status of the Drumcomoge sub-catchment in relation to biodiversity, water quality, hydromorphology and environmental pressures. We would like to thank all the collaborators in this project.
River Maigue Catchment Riparian Habitat Study
This report presents the results of a habitat survey undertaken along the main tributaries of the River Maigue during summer 2019 by Wetland Surveys Ireland on behalf of the Maigue Rivers Trust. Baseline information on the extent and condition of riverside (riparian) habitats occurring within the Maigue
catchment is provided.
This is a longer copy of the report that includes appendices and increased images
Instream 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 below
Fish Stocks in the Maigue
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 Characterisation
A physical characterisation of the Maigue Catchment written by Catherine Dalton & Niall Walsh, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Financial Reports for the Maigue Rivers Trust
Maigue Rivers Trust is a registered charity.
Charitable Status No: CHY 22217
Registered Charity Number: 20156510