We are delighted to present to you our 5th Newsletter. It has been great to be able to engage with more people this year, now that the COVID threat has lessened. Thank you to all our collaborators and sponsors for making our work..
In May and June 2022, the Maigue Rivers Trust secured funding from LAWPRO's Community Development Water Fund and Limerick City and County Council - Kilmallock & Cappmore Municipal Fund allocation - to start giant hogweed control measures on the Morningstar River between Elton and Ballyvolane near Bruff. Giant Hogweed is not only an aggressive alien invasive species but it is also a human health hazard due to the severe skin burns the plant sap causes when combined with UV sunlight. The poster below shows the extent of the plant's spread down the Morningstar as it colonizes the river bank downstream towards Bruff. Knotweed Ireland Services was the company that carried out the majority of the work and a few landowners were able to carry out their own control measures. The Giant Hogweed control work needs to be a multiannual project (est. 5 years for the Morningstar R.) until the plant's seed bank is exhausted. Future funding is..
The Maigue Rivers Trust is delighted to announce two events for this year's Heritage Week, which runs from Sunday August 14th to the 21st. Hospital - Mahore River - Wed 17th 7-8pm On Wednesday 17th Aug, 7-8pm we will be in Hospital down by the Mahore River. Everyone is welcome to come to the church carpark at 7pm. Our chairperson, Tom Harrington, will lead the talk about the wildlife to be found in and by the river and how we can care for our local rivers and streams. Charleville - The Glen River - Thursday 18th 7-8pm On Thursday 18th Aug, 7-8pm we will be in Charleville down by the Glen River (also known as Charleville stream). Everyone is welcome to come to the bridge by the pitch and put at 7pm. Together with Catherine Seale-Duggan of the Communities and Water Team, the MRT will talk about the wildlife to be found in and by the river and how we can care for our local rivers and..
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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..
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..
Click here to read our third newsletter to find out what has been happening in the Maigue Rivers Trust for the past 12 months. Many thanks to our director, Catherine Dalton, for putting this newsletter..
The Maigue Rivers Trust will be offering training on identification and control on the most common invasive species found in Ireland. The training will be on 4 dates in May, you can book your place on eventbrite, ticket prices start from €10. This is the link to book..
Good biosecurity practice refers to a way of working that minimises the risk of contamination and the spread of animals and plant pests and diseases, parasites and non-native species. Good biosecurity is essential to protect the River Maigue from the inadvertent introduction of invasive plants, animals and harmful pathogens. The introduction of harmful pests represents a major threat to the ecology of the river. Water users may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species form one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing. You can help to stop the spread of invasive pests by following three simple steps: Check your equipment and clothing for live plants and animals – particularly in areas that are damp or hard to inspect. Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothing thoroughly. Dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t..
- Maigue Rivers Trust Newsletter 5 (2021-2022) November 2, 2022
- Morningstar River Giant Hogweed Control Project 2022 October 6, 2022
- Heritage Week 2022 July 29, 2022
- Discover the Biodiversity of the River Maigue by Kayak May 9, 2022
- Citizen Science Picnic in Lough Gur- 26th March 2022 March 10, 2022