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..
Category: Water Quality
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
Maigue Rivers Trust is delighted to collaborate with Limerick City and County Council, European Green Leaf, LAWPRO, Rivers Trust and Mary Immaculate College to host the Reimagining Irish Rivers: Working with Nature conference that is on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March, 9am - 12:30 on both days. Click here to download the Abstract Booklet to view the schedule of talks and profile description for the..
- 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