Do you have a desire to make a valuable contribution to a local environmental organisation that is committed to working towards conserving and improving the water quality of the rivers and lakes in Co. Limerick for the benefit of local communities and native wildlife? The Maigue Rivers Trust is seeking a Business director preferably with knowledge and experience of overseeing finances in a company and/or NGO sector. Previous voluntary experience serving on a Board or Committee is desirable. Our organisation: The Maigue Rivers Trust (MRT) was established in 2016. We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. The trust has 11 directors drawn from sectors that represent a range of social, economic and environmental interests. Our mission is to protect, enhance and cherish the rivers and lakes of the Maigue catchment in Co. Limerick for the benefit and enjoyment of all. The Trust works with local..
On Sunday, May 29th, the Maigue Rivers Trust is organising a kayak trip down the Maigue to explore the biodiversity of the river. Nevsail Waterport is our kayaking provider There are two trips, morning or afternoon, for you to choose from. The book your spot click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/336494111947 Requirements Minimum age requirement: 15 Fitness: While this is a guided kayak event, people signing up to take part should expect some challenge and a lot of fun. Medical conditions: If you have a medical condition(s) that requires you to carry medication (e.g. insulin, asthmatic medicine) please let the organisers know in advance via email (email@example.com) and on the event day. Clothing requirement: Nevsail will provide kayaks, wetsuits, lifejackets and helmets. You will need to wear swim gear and shoes you don't mind getting wet. If you have your own wetsuit bring that. Morning paddle: Meet at 9:30am in..
Are you interested in learning more about the health of your local stream and river and finding out about where your drinking water comes from? On Saturday 26th of March - 1:30 to 3pm - the Maigue Rivers Trust is hosting a citizen science picnic in Lough Gur visitor park where we will demonstrate how you can do a simple chemistry test for nutrients in your local stream and river. We will also look at the fascinating water insects that can indicate good and poor water quality. This is a free event and is suitable for everyone to attend. Register here so we know how many sandwiches and snacks to..
The Maigue Rivers Trust supports the work of Tom Ryan and the Mulcahy family who have repeatedly reported the ongoing discharge of alleged polluted material into the Loughmore Canal and the Barnakyle River to Limerick City and County Council since February 2021. The Barnakyle River is a tributary of the Maigue and joins the Maigue west of the Ferry Bridge in Clarina. The Maigue Rivers Trust firmly believes it is on everyone and every business to act decisively to protect our watercourses, groundwater, soils and surrounding natural habitats from pollutants. Clean water is essential for human and environmental health as well as the industries that employ many of us. Protecting watercourses from pollutants involves enforcement of the laws that are there to deter careless or deliberate pollution. The laws must be enforced fairly across all sectors, from large companies, agencies and individuals, in order to have everyone on board...
Employer: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Location: County Limerick The Waters of LIFE Project aims to help reverse the loss of Ireland’s most pristine waters. The ongoing loss of high-status waters is among the most concerning, protracted and persistent water quality trend in Ireland. Other water quality trends have well-understood cause and effect, with detailed plans in place to mitigate impacts. More actions are necessary to protect pristine waters. Many of these waters are small, upland streams. The Waters of LIFE project will establish a demonstration project to develop, test and validate effective integrated catchment management measures to reverse this declining trend. The competition for the Project Administrator, Project Ecologist and GIS/Data Manager on the Waters of LIFE Integrated Project is now open for applications. The Waters of LIFE EU Project office will be based in Croom, Co...
Click here to download the latest newsletter from Maigue Rivers Trust that details our projects from the past 12 months. Many thanks to our director, Catherine Dalton, for compiling the..
The Maigue Rivers Trust in collaboration with Granagh Development Association invite you to an outdoor, free family fun-day to get to know the Glasha River. On Friday, 20th of Aug, 12 - 3pm, in Granagh Village Meet with the Maigue Rivers Trust & Inland Fisheries Ireland for a family fun-day to find out more about the Glasha River and what lives in the river. Pond dipping Nature walk Nature drawing Farming beside the river Advice on how to protect the river habitat This event is kindly supported by LAWPRO and their Community Water Development..
On the 5th June, the Maigue Rivers Trust was delighted to have Dr Mary Kelly-Quinn, lecturer and freshwater research scientist from UCD’s School of Biology and Environmental Science, visit the upper reaches of Loobagh River in Kilfinane to train-the-trainers on how to teach freshwater biomonitoring to citizen scientists. The aim of all of us who care for our waterbodies is to grow the team of people across Ireland who want to monitor the water quality status of our streams and share our findings. In Ireland, our streams make up around 75% of all water channels and all these streams flow into our rivers, lakes and then estuaries and seas. These streams are extremely valuable and essential but they are vulnerable to pollution and they need to be monitored and protected for the survival and benefit of every living being. For years scientists all over the world have used the presence and abundance of river fly larvae, snails, worms and..
The Maigue Rivers Trust is all about celebrating the rivers and people who live in the catchment. One of the projects we are working on is gathering stories from local people living in the catchment. Trudy Reardon is from Knocklong, and she has very kindly sent in a short piece about what you can find if you visit Knocklong. Trudy Reardon of Knocklong up on the Galtees. The river in Knocklong is the Drumcamoge that eventually becomes the Camogue River in Knockainey. The Camoge joins the Maigue River just south of Croom. Walk Knocklong Hill - by Trudy Reardon You can park your car at the Community Hall and head up the Old Road. Once past some houses, the road rises quite steeply to the Old Graveyard entrance. There is plenty of birdlife, Jays, Sparrows, Finches and song to accompany you with blackthorn, whitethorn, celandines and ferns galore. The graveyard cannot be seen from this point, but you can see the remains of a..