Explore Louisburgh's River Life- National Heritage Week 2023
Join Climate Action Louisburgh Locality- C.A.L.L. 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.
After 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 two of the area’s principal rivers, the Carrowniskey and the Ballykip.
The study was commissioned by Climate Action Louisburgh Locality (CALL) and has been generously supported by the Local Authorities Water Programme.
This is a free family friendly event with children to be accompanied by adults, but booking is essential; Text/WhatsApp James Ryan 087-2416177
The Irish Summer Weather is unpredictable so please dress for the ever changing “summer” weather!
In the event of extremely bad weather, Climate Action Louisburgh Locality C.A.L.L. reserve the right to cancel/postpone or change the event.