Update from River Moy Search And Rescue

Hi all,
Please find a record of the work over the summer.(click on link July to August….)
Turlough River is finally clean and relatively litter free; we were there for 5 hours yeaterday evening. Because I had a pair of snorkels, I was able to see under the water and there is plenty of fish life in that river thankfully. It was very badly littered earlier in the year.
There is one very troublesome area in Ballina regarding repeat littering; that is along both sides of the River Moy that the locals refer to as the ‘Canal’. It is a venue for binge drinking and we have cleaned it four times this year alone, including in both July and August, but found ourselves once again bringing a trailer load of litter away from there again last Saturday prior to a Children’s Angling Competition. Some preventative measures are surely needed for that area.
The national media covered a story this week about littered coasts and inland waterways, and described The River Moy as being ‘moderately littered’. It is definitely becoming more litter free, but there could easily be hundreds of drink cans and bottles entering the river from the “Canal’ area every year.
Vincent Lang

Heritage week around Kiltimagh

Please forward to. Friends, Individuals,  Organisations, Parents, Relatives with Children for fun/safe once in a lifetime learning experience with Nature.

Wild Pollinators along River Glore

19 August, 3pm – 4pm


  • Karina Dingerkus, Giorria Environmental Services
  • Glore Mill, Kiltimagh
  • Co. Mayo

Come and join us for a walk along the River Glore, and learn a little about our wild Irish Pollinators (bees, butterflies and other insects).

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free
    • to book contact 0863620928 or karina@giorria.com

Impact Mayo Rivers on Mayo

22 August, 12pm – 2pm

  • Glore Mill Centre For Sustainable Biodiversity, Energy, Living, & Inland Fisheries Ireland
  • Glore Mill Centre for Sustainable Biodiversity, Energy, Living
  • Co. Mayo

Talk/Walk Impact Mayo Rivers and Nature have on how, where, we live, work and play in Mayo. Health of Nature determines.defines Human Health on how we live, work and play. As Nature is we Are.

Talk/Walk demonstrating how Mayo Rivers and Nature determine how, where, we live work and play. How health of Nature defines/determines our health. Our health and health of nature are one and same. Presented by Declan Cooke of Inland Fisheries Ireland. Protecting/Saving Biodiversity of land, water, plants, animals is protecting/saving ourselves.

Why nature is good for you

25 August, 8pm – 11:30pm


  • Glore mill Centre for Sustainability
  • Glore Mill Sustainability Centre, Kiltimagh
  • Co. Mayo

Join Caitriona Carlin, NEAR Health, NUI Galway who will talk about how nature can benefit health and wellbeing. She will lead a walk along the Glore River to see or hear bats in flight.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather. This walk is in conjunction with Galway Bat Group.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free


For full event details  go to www.heritageweek.ie
or contact Ray Cooper. 087 1040 438.   email.   raycooper120@gmail.com

Knowledge Transfer National Event on Soil

Ward Agricultutal Consultants and the ACA are holding a Knowlege Transfer National event on the 27th July in Ballylahan, Straide.
A National Event is where a Agricultural Consultants hold an open farm evening, trying to promote a better understanding of a particular subject.  In this case Ward Agricultutal Consultants and the ACA are pushing for a better understanding of soil and how it works, its microbiology, compaction and how to improve both.
We are expecting over 100 local farmers to turn up on the night.
The details are
Friday 27th July 2018
6.30pm to 8.30pm
KT National Event
Cannings Farm
Straide Co Mayo
F26 YD59


This article was by Mary Cawley National University of Ireland Galway
School of Geography and Archaeology
University Road, H91 TK33 Galway, Ireland

For people interested in the future of the river moy it addresses the concept of balancing
conservation and innovation in heritage protection in the context of a
natural heritage resource that is used for tourism
purposes. Click on the link below.