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..
How Healthy are your Local Rivers and Streams? Would you like to be able to tell? If so, join us for training on the Small Streams Characterisation System Click here to book your free p SSCS article draft OtS issue..
We have been across the Maigue Catchment and have created a newsletter to keep everyone up to date. MRT Newsletter MRT NL 1 Final rev..
Come and discover the amazing under water world of your local stream with heritage expert Geoff Hunt and The Maigue Rivers Trust. There will be pond dipping events in Kilmallock and Hospital on Saturday the 25th of August and in Lough Gur on Sunday the 26th. To book your place, ..
Join us for a unique kayaking trip on the beautiful river Maigue. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced kayakers, this trip will give participants the opportunity to try this fun sport and learn about the environment and biodiversity of the river. Adults and children over the age of 12 are welcome. There will be two sessions, a morning session at 9:30am and an afternoon session at 2pm. Please bring along a pair of old trainer and swimming togs. Participants will meet in the car park of Croom Civic Centre and will receive short (5min) talks on the biodiversity and ecology of the River Maigue. You will then change into your wetsuits (which will be provided) and be taken by bus to the start of the trip upstream of Croom from where you will kayak back with expert tuition and guidance. You will be on the water for between 2 and 2.5 hrs. After the event, there will be an informal reception for participants in Croom..
Trout and Salmon Magazine visit the Maigue Catchment in 2017 and have given us permission to share some their wonderful images Wendigo..
Maigue Rivers Trust established to create world class resource Community-led initiative to help protect environment A new Trust has been launched in Croom on Friday, May 26, to help protect, develop, and enhance the world-class resource that is the River Maigue in County Limerick. Read More on..
In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Read More on Fishing in..
Giant rat-like creatures called coypu are spreading in the wilds here, having been first introduced to Ireland as pets. Native to South America, the coypu is one of the biggest rodents in the world, weighing 5kg-7kg and measuring a metre long. Also known as the river rat, it is often mistaken for an otter - but can be identified by its long, round tail and orange or yellow teeth. Read more on..
Water users are being urged to take precautions after confirmation of an outbreak of Crayfish Plague on a stretch of the River Suir downstream of Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir. It comes after large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish were reported on the river earlier this month. DNA analysis has now confirmed that the cause of death was crayfish plague. Read more on..
- Irish Rivers Trust Resilience Pilot Project February 3, 2020
- Help Bring Back the Salmon to Limerick September 9, 2019
- The Status of Salmon in the River Maigue August 29, 2019
- Citizen Science Investigations – river environmental stewardship (CSI-River) July 15, 2019
- The Cooperative Education Programme at the University of Limerick June 25, 2019