Join us on Thursday, August 17th at 10.30am, at the banks of the Bunabhann River starting at the Bridge, to test water samples for life in our river.
Biologists from Inland Fisheries Ireland along with Dr. Ken Whelan, the world renowned salmon biologist, will help us to identify fish and insects from the Bunabhann river, explain how these creatures live, are interdependent, and demonstrate how healthy a river is just by the species that live in it.
This is a real hands-on workshop for all ages to enjoy, with expert advice on how to identify different species in the water and what kind of measures we can take to ensure a healthy habitat for a rich eco system that supports biodiversity.
At midday, we have light refreshments in Louisburgh Town Hall, and Dr. Ken Whelan and Ross Finlay, will present their findings on the completed ecological study of 2 of the area’s principal rivers, the Carrowniskey and the Ballykip, commissioned by us and supported by the Local Authorities Water Programme.
UPDATE: The event was a success and we were shortlisted for the Heritage Week award!