Following ongoing discussions with the IFA, the ICMSA and Teagasc MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of its public consultation process with the farming community in the catchment in the month of May.
It is expected that a minimum of 12 pilot farms in the Mulkear Catchment (covering counties Limerick, Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding) will be included in the programme of works. Farmer involvement, which is entirely voluntary, will be based on expressions of interest and is expected to include farmers with intensive farm systems in the lower reaches of the catchment to extensive High Nature Value (HNV) farm system in the upper catchment. Each farm system will require an individual approach and there will be a need for a large degree of flexibility in each individual case. It is expected however that installation work will include, amongst other measures, the erecting of fencing along river courses, the installation of watering harvesting equipment, including gravity feed solutions with water piping and water troughs, installation of pasture pumps on farms, to include pumps, piping and fittings. Other measures may include the installation of solar pumped solutions.
Following a number public meetings regarding the programme of work last year, it has been agreed that an additional 8 evening meetings will be organised. These will take place on Wednesday and Thursday nights in May as follows:
Wednesday 4th May at 9.00pm – Pallas Green
Thursday 5th May at 9.00pm – Newport
Wednesday 11th May at 9.00pm – Cappamore
Thursday 12th May at 9.00pm – Kilcommon
Wednesday 18th May at 9.00pm – Boher
Thursday 19th May at 9.00pm – Rear Cross
Wednesday 25th May at 9.00pm – Oola
Thursday 26th May at 9.00pm – Cappawhite
Full details of all meetings will be advertised locally.