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..
What is it all about? The purpose of World Earth Day is for people to actively demonstrate their support for environmental protection action. It is a day to remind ourselves about how we live our lives and how actively protecting our environment benefits us, our families and nature. Here in the Maigue Rivers Trust, we are committed to working with our local communities and collaborating with all stakeholders to work on projects that will result in us taking action to protect our surrounding natural environment, particularly our streams, rivers, lakes and underground water sources and the fish and wildlife that depend on healthy waterways. Water is life for every living being, our landscape and we all need clean water to survive and thrive. Here are a few things we can do to protect our environment (we know the list is much longer than this but it is sample of what we can do): Don’t waste water. Turn off taps; run full loads of..
Citizen Science Blog - Why Volunteer to Help Our Rivers? Rivers need our help.Rivers help us every day.Nature-based volunteering is good for our health and well-being.Volunteering will keep our rivers healthy for us, for wildlife, for our communities and for our children in the future. So why volunteer to help our rivers? It’s simple, helping our rivers helps us too. Civilisations throughout history were built around rivers, so many towns, villages and cities of today are centred around them. For example, the towns of Kilmallock and Croom are found on the Maigue River. Rivers provide us with a bounty of food, energy, transport, drinking water and leisure activities. They collect rainwater and transport essential nutrients, and they even carry away pollutants that wash in from land. Rivers are life-giving arteries filled with the fresh water that supports our landscapes and wildlife, keeps our crops and livestock hydrated,..
Autumn Event Series - Working with an artist The Maigue Rivers Trust are delighted to announce that, with funding from Creative Ireland-Limerick, we are going to help partner a community in the Maigue Rivers catchment to have a workshop with ceramic artist, Mary Conroy. Does your community group want to spend a day designing and making a ceramic sign, tiles or a feature that you can then install in your community area? If yes, please contact the Maigue Rivers Trust Project Officer, Liz Gabbbett on email@example.com by Monday 14th Sept, 7pm and explain how this project would benefit your..
For National Heritage Week 2020 (15-23 Aug), the Maigue Rivers Trust is inviting people living in the Maigue Catchment to take pictures of their local heritage, be it nature, built, crafts, skills, art, songs, and more. The Trust wants to give people a platform to share what they cherish with a broader audience, and the Trust wants to learn more about what we have here in the Maigue catchment. https://youtu.be/VMR0hApVuU4 How to take part: 1. Take a picture and share it on Facebook (make sure it is Public), Twitter or Instagram 2. Add the #MaigueRiver, #NationalHeritageWeek and name your river, e.g. Camoge, Morningstar, Loobagh, Grennagh, Clonshire, Barnakyle, Glashabui 3. Give a short explanation/story of what the picture depicts. 4. The most captivating picture will win a beautiful display of fishing flies from master craftsman and angler, Mike Quinlivan. For *Nature photography* In order to protect wildlife, never photograph..
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..
On 30th November 2019, The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) and The Rivers Trust announced the Irish Rivers Trust Resilience Pilot Project. The Resilience Pilot Project will provide funding to two rivers trusts organisations including Maigue Rivers Trust to employ a project officer each for a period of three years. This project will aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of professionalising the rivers trust movement in Ireland in terms of delivering on the core objectives of Maigue Rivers Trust. We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and self-motivated individual to become the first employee of Maigue Rivers Trust to help drive our aims and mission forward in what is an exciting and dynamic environmental movement. See the below project officer brief for further information on the role and details on how to apply for it. The closing date for receipt of applications is friday the 28th of February at 5pm. MRT Project..
This interdisciplinary science-society project, CSI-River, will partner individual citizens, the Maigue Rivers Trust (MRT), and a Community Water Officer with a postgraduate researcher to support, motivate, jointly implement and measure environmental stewardship. The project is based on the fundamental concept that that our relationship to nature is ultimately shaped locally but has been underdeveloped in an Irish context. The PhD will, 1. Examine the socio-cultural context for citizen science (CS) and environmental monitoring, 2. Analyse a range of biodiversity and in-stream CS projects on a local scale and 3. Develop a template to mainstream CS in water quality monitoring. The project will use a mixture of natural and social sciences to bring together the knowledge and skills of lay-citizens and academics in field-based activities within a River Trust framework in a catchment which is ‘At Risk’. The project addresses..
A University of Limerick BA (History) Eoghan Fitzgerald undertook his second year work placement with the Maigue from January to June 2019. The Cooperative Education programme (or undergraduate placement ) at the University of Limerick is a core element of all undergraduate degrees. Work undertaken by Eoghan for the trust included:Data mining historical newspaper articles and folklore material with relevance to the catchment, georeference historical river and corridor features (natural and artificial), collation of social and historical materials for exhibition, compile lists of schools and business to establish networks and to assist with social. Eoghan we would like to thank you for all your hard work over the past 6 months. If you are a 3rd level student who is interested in undertaking a work placement with the trust.You can contact us on..
Crayfish Plague is an invasive water mold that can causes 100% mortality in our native crayfish populations. It has unfortunately been recorded as being in the river Maigue Catchment. To prevent the spread, of crayfish plague it is important that you check, clean and dry any equipment such as boots, fishing rods and kayaking before and after using them on the..
- Stories from the Catchment – Knocklong April 27, 2021
- World Earth Day 2021 April 22, 2021
- Reimagining Irish Rivers: Working with Nature March 22, 2021
- Protecting Our Riverside Trees In Order to Have Healthy Rivers February 11, 2021
- Citizen Science Blog – Why Volunteer to Help Our Rivers? January 22, 2021