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US fisheries scientists visit to Mulkear 11/07/16

“Tim Whitesel, a fisheries biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington state and his wife, Mary Lou O’ Keefe, also a fisheries scientist, met with IFI staff In Limerick on July 4th to discuss areas of shared interest and to visit the barrier passage facilities for sea lamprey at Annacotty. The US

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School field trip to the Mulkear river 07/07/16

IFI hosted a field trip with students from Sexton Street School in Limerick out to the Mulkear River at Annacotty on 2nd June 2016.  The school took part in the Something Fishy program and the Mulkear Management plan.  The students learned about the Mulkear River and the restoration of the river through the Mulkear Life

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Inland Fisheries Ireland replaced lamprey tiles at Annacotty Weir on the Mulkear River 07/07/16

Inland Fisheries Ireland replaced lamprey tiles at Annacotty Weir on the Mulkear River. Water levels at Annacotty dropped sufficiently to allow for the much needed replacement of the lamprey pass tiles ahead of the annual lamprey migration. This work took place on May 19th and involved IFI officers and was fully complete within the day.

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Duhallow LIFE – End of Project Conference 18/05/15

MulkearLIFE’s sister project, DuhallowLIFE will be hosting its End of Project Conference this week (Thur / Fri 21st & 22nd May 2015). The conference will take place in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, County Cork. The theme of the two day European conference is ‘Celebrating Hands On Community Participation In Nature Conservation’ and will include

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MulkearLIFE makes the news…. 24/04/15

MulkearLIFE makes the news as local and national newspapers highlight the importance of this EU fish and Nature Conservation Project. Presented hereunder are some of the stories which appeared in the Irish print media highlighting elements of the work of MulkearLIFE.  Follow it’s progress from start to finish and see the impact it has made

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MulkearLIFE Wins LAMA Community & Council Award 26/01/15

  MulkearLIFE was delighted to win a Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) Award on Saturday night last. The LAMA Community & Council Awards 2015, held in association with IPB Insurance, took place in Dublin on Saturday, 24th January. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils together and provide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate work undertaken within local communities.   MulkearLIFE was nominated by

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MulkearLIFE DVD Now Available 21/01/15

The recently completed MulkearLIFE DVD has been uploaded on YouTube (Irish Angling Update channel) and is available to view in full or on a chapter by chapter basis.  Please have a look if you have not already viewed it. Please see the opening 3 minute clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7vBWB4CeLQ&feature=em-uploademail.  All others clips / chapters are available from

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MulkearLIFE Draws To A Close – 31 December 2014 31/12/14

  Today, the 31st December 2014, marks the last operational work day of MulkearLIFE. The project has run for the past 5 years and will end today. MulkearLIFE would like to thank all involved in the successful implementation of this ambitious EU LIFE Nature co-funded project. In particular, MulkearLIFE would like to thank the main project partners, the

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LIFE and Invasive Alien Species – New LIFE Nature Publication 28/11/14

The latest LIFE Nature Focus publication from the European Commission’s LIFE Nature Unit takes a timely look at one of the greatest threats to Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem services, human health and economic activities. OPW Team treating non-native invasives on the Annagh River (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)   The publication has just been launched and features LIFE

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Next Mulkear Conservation Volunteer Outing – Sat. 29 November @ 10.00hrs 24/11/14

  The next Mulkear Conservation Volunteer outing will take place this coming Saturday, 29th November 2014, meeting point: Mill Bar Car Park, in Annacotty @ 10.00hrs. The practical conservation outing will be focused on habitat enhancement work on the Mulkear River and will include tree planting, erecting bird boxes and an examination of otter habitat.   The work will

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High Water Levels Mark Significant Salmon Run – 12 November 2014 12/11/14

  Annacotty weir on the Mulkear River provided a wonderful backdrop this week for the amazing sight of large numbers of Atlantic Salmon running the weir. Recent weeks of heavy rain have increased water levels dramatically in the Mulkear River over the very low water levels for much of September. This increase in water levels has been a

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Summary – MulkearLIFE End of Project Conference 12/09/14

MulkearLIFE’s End of Project conference took place in Castleconnell on the banks of the River Shannon this week (10th & 11th September 2014). The  two-day international conference ‘Celebrating River Restoration in Ireland and  Europe’  was hosted by the project’s  coordinating beneficiary Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and was attended by a large number of local, national and international delegates.   The

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Celebrating River Restoration in Ireland & Europe – International 2 Day Conference 06/08/14

  MulkearLIFE’s work will end on the 31 December 2014. To mark this important milestone, MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland will host an important international conference to celebrate river restoration in Ireland and across Europe, on the 10 and 11 September 2014. Full details available here: MulkearLIFE End of Project Conference.     The conference is free of charge but places are

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Impact of Flash Floods On Upper Mulkear Catchment 30/07/14

The extremely warm and humid weather of the last two weeks has included intense localised periods of thunder and lightning. The full power of such thunder and lightning was unleashed last Thursday evening and Friday morning when severe flash floods were recorded in various parts of the Upper Mulkear Catchment covering counties Limerick and Tipperary. Amongst

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Otter Training & Catchment Wide Survey June 2014 09/06/14

  The 5th Annual Catchment Wide Otter Survey will take place on Friday 20 June & Saturday, 21 June 2014.  These are different dates from the dates advertised in the annual calendar of events in January 2014. For those interested in taking part in this year’s otter survey work, please note that there will be an otter

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World Fish Migration Day – A Great Success 26/05/14

The two events hosted by MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries to mark World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) on Saturday last (24 May 2014) were a great success. The events were part of a one day global initiative, with almost 300 events worldwide, to create awareness of the importance of migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the

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World Fish Migration Day – Tomorrow Sat. 24th May 2014 23/05/14

  Tomorrow, the 24th May 2014, is World Fish Migration Day. MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland are hosting two events on the Mulkear River at Annacotty weir and both events are proceeding as planned.     The first event is at 6am. Sea lamprey have entered the Mulkear River this week, with the first sighting

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Celebrate World Fish Migration Day – Sat. 24th May 2014 12/05/14

World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD), which takes place on Saturday, 24th May 2014, is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their

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MulkearLIFE presents its work at international lamprey conference 09/05/14

  MulkearLIFE was delighted to have the opportunity this week to present its work on sea lamprey to an international lamprey conference. The event which was hosted by the Institute of Fisheries Management, took place in the National Science Leaning Centre at the University of York. It was attended by over 80 people, including leading researchers and lamprey experts from 17 different countries. It included

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Next MCV Outing – Sat. 26 April 2014 – Clare Glens 21/04/14

The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will take place this coming Saturday, 26 April 2014, from 10.00 to 13.00. The practical conservation work will focus on riparian management work above and below Clare Bridge, tree removal and tree planting, a river clean-up and continued path repair work below Clare Bridge. This will be the 4th practical conservation to this

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Air Corps Helps MulkearLIFE Review Instream Work 21/04/14

The current period of fine settled weather has seen water levels drop in rivers right throughout the Mulkear catchment.  It has consequently been a great time for MulkearLIFE and our colleagues in Inland Fisheries Ireland, Limerick County Council and the OPW to start preparatory work for this years river restoration work. As part of the planning

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Last Outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers 02/04/14

  Last Saturday (29th March 2014) the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers were greeted by the sight of the first early arrival of Sand Martins in 2014. As is often the case they arrived on Lower Mulkear ahead of many other areas in the South West. I can be expected that their numbers will greatly increase over the

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Tragic Killing Of Young White Tailed Sea Eagle 06/03/14

It is with great sadness that MulkearLIFE has learnt of the news of the confirmed shooting of one of the two White-tailed Sea Eagles which had breed successfully close to Mountshannon, in Co. Clare last summer. There was much celebration last year as it had taken 110 years for this great news and yet one of

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Springing Into March 03/03/14

Despite the very wet and unsettled weather, the signs of Spring are visible throughout the Mulkear catchment. Overall it has been an extremely mild winter with only very limited periods of prolonged cold. While the land is still super-sutured grass growth has continued almost without interruption and now plant growth is taking life. Signs of new life abound.

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February Closes Out With the Mulkear In Flood 28/02/14

In much the same manner as the opening of the month, February 2014 has closed out with the Mulkear River and the wider Mulkear catchment in flood. It was a case of bank to bank chocolate brown water as yet another very significant flood event passed through the system on the final day of the month.  This week’s

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A Great Day Volunteering 26/02/14

A great day was had last Saturday (22nd February 2014) when the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers undertook a major river clean-up and habitat enhancement work on the Mulkear River above and below Annacotty weir. The work involved a major clean-up of rubbish and a large volume of plastics which had been deposited at the site below Annacotty weir during

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Extensive Damage From Massive Storm – 13/02/2014 13/02/14

Hurricane-force winds yesterday (Wed. 12 Feb 2014) have caused widespread damage throughout the Mulkear Catchment. What has been described as one of the most intense storms of the last 20 years lasted only a matter of hours but resulted in wind speeds well in excess of 100kms. The highest land speed in Ireland yesterday was

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Next MCV Outing – Saturday 22 February 2014 12/02/14

  Weather permitting, the next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will take place on Saturday week, 22 February 2014, from 10.00 to 13.00. Installation of dipper box in the Upper Mulkear Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The practical conservation work will focus on riparian management work and the installation of dipper boxes and other bird

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Winter in the Upper Mulkear Catchment 12/02/2014 12/02/14

It was a case of a winter wonderland in parts of the Upper Mulkear Catchment early this morning and much of yesterday.Looking north in the Upper Mulkear Catchment (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The short cold snap yesterday brought snow to the Upper Catchment for the first time this year. Snow accumulations were minimal and in the lower

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The Lower Shannon River Floods Limerick 01/02/14

A combination of unfortunate factors resulted in the Lower Shannon River bursting its banks in various parts of Limerick city today (1st February 2014). The predicated gale force winds, coupled with a very high Spring tide and a River Shannon, swelled with flood waters from the Mulkear catchment and elsewhere in the Shannon system, all

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January Ends as January Began With the Mulkear In Flood 31/01/14

The month was marked by extremely unsettled and wet weather. The month began where December 2013 left off with flood events recoded on the 4th and 6th of January, followed by similar flood events on the 12th and 15th of the month. The most significant flood event of the month, and indeed the most severe

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers – Schedule of Outings for 2014 28/01/14

The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) work to help protect, manage and enhance the Natural Heritage of the Mulkear Catchment through volunteer participation in practical conservation projects. Despite a very wet start to the New Year, which resulted in the cancellation of the first scheduled outing last Saturday, the provisional schedule of MCV outings for the

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Minister Announces Support of €12.5bn to Irish Agriculture Sector up to 2020 15/01/14

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, yesterday announced the allocation of more than €12.5 billion in Common Agricultural Policy and Irish exchequer funding to the agriculture sector in the period to 2020. The new draft Rural Development Programme for Ireland, which forms part of the EU CAP, will see a

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A Review of the Work of the MCV in 2013 07/01/14

As the New Year kicks off it is perhaps a good time to reflect on the great work undertaken this past year by the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers. In 2013, members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers participated in a total of 8 practical conservation outings, 2 training events and two days of survey work. In addition,

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2014 – A Wet Start to the New Year 06/01/14

It has been an extremely wet start to 2014. Winter storms have raged for days and ravaged coastal communities. The combination of high tides, gale force winds and massive seas have wreaked havoc in coastal areas, especially in counties Clare, Galway and Kerry. Storm waves crash into Lahinch, Co. Clare, January 2014 (Image: Ruairí Ó

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Review of the Treatment of Non-Native Invasive Species 2013 20/12/13

A significant portion of MulkearLIFE’s work programme is to control invasive plant species along the river corridor as they have detrimental impact on the projects target species. Dense populations of invasive plants alter the ecology of infested habitats by suppressing indigenous plant species which results in a significant reduction in floral and faunal diversity. These

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Review of Work to Benefit Atlantic Salmon 2013 18/12/13

2013 will be remembered by many as the year that Ireland finally got a half decent summer. The long, relatively dry summer, meant that it was an exceptional year for MulkearLIFE which greatly assisted the project to make up lost time from washout summer of 2012. Consequently, major instream works were completed on several sections

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Review of Work to Benefit Sea Lamprey in 2013 10/12/13

As the year draws to an end, MulkearLIFE will present reviews of the major areas of work the project has engaged in and will present these reviews over the next number of weeks. One of the main target species which MulkearLIFE has focused on over the past four years has been Sea Lamprey. While the

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MulkearLIFE Presented with CIWEM ‘Environment Award 2013′ 29/11/13

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) presented its Irish ’2013 Environment Award’ to MulkearLIFE in the Lower River Shannon Catchment. MulkearLIFE is a European Commission LIFE+ Nature project working to restore degraded habitats through the Mulkear Catchment which forms part of the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation. Rubble mat under construction

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An Enjoyable MCV Outing in the Clare Glens 27/11/13

An enjoyable day was had by all during the Mulkear Conservation Volunteer outing on Saturday last, 23rd November 2013. The outing to the Clare Glens, on the Clare River, took place in dry cold conditions with normal winter water levels on the river. MCV members busy at work in the Clare Glens, Nov. 2013 (Image:

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Final Conservation Volunteer Outing for 2013 – Sat. 23 Nov 2013 – Clare Glens 15/11/13

The final outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers for 2013 will take place on Saturday, 23rd November 2013, from 10.00 to 13.00. The outing will be to the Clare Glens, on the Clare River. This practical conservation outing will be the fourth visit by the MCVs to this site over the past number of years.

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MulkearLIFE Featured in Current Irish Wildlife Magazine 14/11/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted to be featured in the current edition of the Irish Wildlife Trust’s magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is a conservation charity committed to raising awareness of Ireland’s rich natural heritage and protecting it for future generations. Details on the work of the IWT and membership details available here IWT

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First Big Winter Flood in the Mulkear Catchment 11/11/13

It was a case of golden leaves falling down on chocolate brown water as the first big winter flood of 2013 passed through the Mulkear Catchment today. In exceptionally mild-weather the catchment was alive with the sound of rushing water. Clare Glens, Clare River, Limerick-Tipp border (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Flood waters reached their peak

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MulkearLIFE to Present at National Agrienvironment Conference 04/11/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted to be afforded an opportunity to present at Teagasc’s National Agrienvironment Conference which takes place on Thursday of this week. The event, the showcase of Teagasc’s Agrienvironmental programme, will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly. The conference will focus on the future of Agrienvironmental Schemes in Ireland and will

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Successful Conservation Volunteer Outing at Ballyclogh 01/11/13

The October outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers took place on a gorgeous autumn day on the banks of Mulkear River at Ballyclogh Weir. The highly successful outing, undertaking practical conservation work, was focused on riparian management at this beautiful site. The primary task was to plant a large number of native Irish trees. Tree

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Next Mulkear Conservation Outing – Oct. 19th 2013 10/10/13

Please be aware that the next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will be on Saturday week, the 19th October 2013. MCV members plant a significant number of trees (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Please note that this outing will involve practical conservation work and will focus on tree planting and the installation of bird

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MulkearLIFE’s Work to be Presented at Important European Conference 09/09/13

MulkearLIFE’s work over the past four years will this week be presented at an important European conference. The ‘European Rivers Restoration Conference’, which is being run jointly by European River Restoration Centre and the RESTORE LIFE+ project, is designed to celebrate successful river restoration work throughout the EU and examine new ways to address the

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The Magical Mulkear – Success of Field Trip 24/08/13

The second event hosted by MulkearLIFE as part of Heritage Week 2013 took place today, Saturday 24th August 2013. The half-day field trip entitled ‘The Magical Mulkear: A Field Trip Of Discovery’ was a great success with a good variety of sites visited. Working through dense infestation of Himalayan Balsam (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The

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Heritage Days Are Happy Days 21/08/13

Heritage Days Are Happy Days. This was certainly the case as MulkearLIFE kicked-off its involvement with National Heritage Week 2013 in great style yesterday. The outing at Annacotty on the Mulkear River was held in warm sunshine and attracted many local wildlife enthusiasts and eager young research scientists. The event entitled Exploring Biodiversity on the

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Reminder – MulkearLIFE’s Heritage Week Events – Wed 21 & Sat 24 Aug 20/08/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted once again to be part of National Heritage Week and will be hosting two events this week at part of Heritage Week 2013. The first event, which will take place this Wednesday, 21st August @ 12 midday, is entitled Exploring Biodiversity At Annacotty and will last approximately two hours. The meeting point

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Large Crowds Attend Cappamore Show 19/08/13

Despite some heavy rain showers, the Cappamore Agriculture Show, held on Saturday last (17th August 2013), once again drew massive crowds. MulkearLIFE was delighted to have a stand again this year, which very appropriately was positioned between the Irish Farmers Association and Farm Relief Services. The fine weather resulted in a large number of exhibitors,

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MulkearLIFE’s Heritage Week Events 2013 06/08/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of the two events it will host during National Heritage Week 2013, which takes place nationwide from 17th – 25th August 2013. The theme of Heritage Week 2013 is ‘Discover the Past. Build the Future’ and this year’s events look set to reach a record total of over 1,700

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Show Time Again – Join us at the 2013 Cappamore Show 06/08/13

MulkearLIFE will again attend the Cappamore Agricultural Show, which this year will take place on Saturday, 17 August 2013. This year’s event will be the 59th staging of the Show. The recent fine weather will no doubt bring out the crowds to ensure the success of this year’s Show. Visitors welcomed to the MulkearLIFE stand

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Major Barrier To Fish Passage Removed on the Mulkear River 31/07/13

July 2013 has not only been an exceptional month for MulkearLIFE and our work with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Limerick County Council but also with our other key project partner, namely the Office of Public Works. In July the OPW commenced work on the removal of a major barrier to upstream passage on the Mulkear

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Outstanding Results Achieved On Rubble Mat Sites 31/07/13

Are Atlantic salmon using the rubble mats installed on the Mulkear River as planned? These and other questions cannot be answered simply through observation. To gather data, you need a method that brings the fish to you. Electrofishing is one of the best tools available, within the world of fisheries, to study anything instream development

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An Exceptional Month of Major Instream Works 31/07/13

July 2013 has been an exceptional month for MulkearLIFE with major instream work completed on several sections of the Mulkear River. This work, which commenced on July 1st 2013, has been undertaken by our project partners in the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Limerick County Council. This web update relates to the work of

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Catchment Wide Electrofishing Survey Completed – June 2013 24/06/13

It has been an extremely bust two weeks for MulkearLIFE and our work colleagues in Inland Fisheries Ireland as the project completed a full catchment wide electrofishing survey. Unlike in 2012, this work was scheduled and completed according to plan, as was the case in 2010 and 2011. Two boat crews work towards downstream net,

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4th Year Environmental Education Programme Completed 18/06/13

MulkearLIFE last week completed the fourth year of its Environmental Education Programme with a brilliant group of students and their teacher from Doon Convent National School. Doon Convent NS are part of the Green Schools Programme and therefore the opportunity to partake in MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme strengthened the schools understanding and appreciation of biodiversity,

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Annual Otter Survey Conducted in Near Perfect Conditions 10/06/13

The fourth annual catchment wide rapid assessment survey of otter (Lutra lutra) took place on Friday and Saturday of last week (7th and 8th June 2013) in near perfect surveying conditions. A prolonged period of dry weather in the preceding 10 days meant that rivers were in low flow and evidence of otter was more

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Otter Training Workshop & Survey Work – June 2013 30/05/13

The 4th annual comprehensive catchment wide rapid assessment survey of otter will take place on Friday and Saturday of next week (7 & 8 June 2013). Almost 100 sites will be included in the survey which will cover the entire catchment of 650sq Km. As has been the case in previous years, the work will

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MulkearLIFE host Teagasc advisors on field trip 29/05/13

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be in a position to host a large group of Teagasc advisors and planners as part of a two day training workshop organised jointly by Teagasc and Inland Fisheries Ireland. Tomas Butler & Patrick Hourigan lead-off Teagasc field trip (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Before the field trip got underway MulkearLIFE have

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A Great 24 Hours Supporting BioBlitz 2013 25/05/13

MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) had a great time with colleagues from Inland Fisheries Ireland supporting BioBlitz 2013 in the Burren National Park. The 24 hour event kicked off at 17.00hrs on Friday evening in glorious sunshine and finished this evening at 17.00hrs (Saturday 25 May) in light drizzly rain. BioBlitz

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The Secret Life of the Shannon on RTE 1 TV 23/05/13

Bats, squirrels and the humble Irish pike are getting set for the Hollywood treatment in a ground-breaking documentary to hit RTE One this weekend on Sunday 26th May at 6.30pm. The documentary, sponsored by the ESB, explores the little-known islands, lakes and tributaries of the Shannon River. The two-part film follows the river from dawn

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MulkearLIFE to Support BioBlitz 2013 This Week-End – 24/25 May 2013 20/05/13

MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will support BioBlitz 2013 which is taking place throughout Ireland this coming week-end – 24 & 25 May 2013. The event, which is included in the 2013 Schedule of MCV Outings here: Mulkear Conservation Volunteers: 2013 Schedule of Outings will take place at four different locations.

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Fisheries Awareness Week, Inagh River, Co. Clare – Sat 18 May 2013 08/05/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted to support our Inland Fisheries Ireland colleague’s in Co. Clare in celebrating Fisheries Awareness Week 2013 on the beautiful Inagh River. Fisheries Awareness Week on the Inagh River, 18 May 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The early morning outing promises to be a full filled event for young and old. The outing,

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MulkearLIFE Welcomes Slovenian Visitors 03/05/13

MulkearLIFE was delighted to host colleagues from a sister LIFE project in Slovenia to the Mulkear catchment yesterday (Thursday 2nd May 2013). The distinguished visitors were from LUTRA, the Institute for Conservation of Natural Heritage in Slovenia. They are working to protect the European Otter and are heading up a LIFE project in Slovenia to

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Busy week with school field trips to Annacotty weir 03/05/13

After two great weeks on the Bilboa River and having catered there for over 160 school children from seven different local schools, MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme moved on to the Mulkear River this week and held field trips at Annacotty weir and surrounds all week. In total seven schools, including two all Irish schools, enjoyed

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Highly successful IUCN European Otter Workshop 29/04/13

MulkearLIFE was thrilled with the success of the IUCN European Otter Workshop in Kinsale, Co. Cork. The two-day event was a wonderful opportunity for MulkearLIFE to present its work and, more importantly, to network and liaise with others on the national and international stage. The event brought together leading otter experts to discuss a range

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Next Mulkear Conservation Outing – Sat. 27 April 2013 19/04/13

The next practical conservation outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will take place on Saturday, 27th April 2013 from 10.00 to 13.00hrs. Mute Swans and signets, Bilboa River, Cappamore (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The location for this practical conservation outing, on the Bilboa River, is the green area in Cappamore next to the old

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A Great Night of Sharing & Learning 19/04/13

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have the opportunity last night (18 April 2013) to present to a large and enthusiastic crowd in the North Cork town of Newmarket. The event formed part of a series of events in April organised by the IRD Duhallow LIFE project as part of its Environmental Awareness Month. The work of

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Reminder of Talk: Community Involvement in Practical Conservation Work – 18/04/13 17/04/13

MulkearLIFE will give a talk tomorrow night, Thursday 18th April @ 7.30pm with an illustrated presentation on ‘Community Involvement in Practical Conservation Work – Innovation & Community Partnership’. The presentation will focus on how local communities and scientists can work together to improve the environment. The talk will take place in the James O’Keeffe Institute,

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MulkearLIFE to present at European Otter Workshop 17/04/13

MulkearLIFE will present at the IUCN European Otter Workshop which is to be held in Kinsale, Co. Cork next week. The workshop, drawing delegates from across Europe and further afield, will discuss a range of issues related to the study, management and conservation of the European otter (Lutra lutra) population. The workshop will include themed

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4th Year School Field Trips Get Underway 17/04/13

It has been an extremely busy few weeks for MulkearLIFE. With classroom engagements complete, river based field-trips related to the fourth year of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme got underway on Thursday and Friday of last week and have continued this week. In showery but bright conditions students from throughout the catchment took to the Bilboa

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Conservation Volunteers Plant Hundreds of Trees 01/04/13

Over two days in late March, the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, MulkearLIFE and Inland Fisheries Staff took to the Mulkear River at Annacotty to embark on another practical conservation outing. The outing was planned to coincide with the original dates of the "One Million Trees in One Day 2013" campaign. The “One Million Trees in One

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MulkearLIFE To Present at IRD Duhallow Environmental Awareness Month 21/03/13

MulkearLIFE is delighted to support our sister LIFE project’s Environmental Awareness Month which takes place in April. IRD Duhallow will host a whole series of events as part of its Environmental Awareness Month during April. The aim of events is raise awareness about the importance of our environment and promote positive environmental actions throughout Duhallow.

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Reminder – One Million Trees in One Day – This Fri & Sat 21/03/13

A reminder that MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will support the “One Million Trees in One Day 2013” which is taking place throughout Ireland (from 12:00hrs this Friday, 22nd March, to 12:00hrs this Saturday 23rd March 2013). This will form the basis of the next scheduled Mulkear Conservation Outing which will now

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MulkearLIFE & Conservation Volunteers to support One Million Trees in One Day 07/03/13

MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will support the “One Million Trees in One Day 2013” which is taking place throughout Ireland (from 12:00hrs on Friday 22nd March to 12:00hrs on Saturday 23rd March 2013). This will form the basis of the next scheduled Mulkear Conservation Outing which will now take place over

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The Shannon Sold In Dublin 06/03/13

The Story and the Success of MulkearLIFE’s work on the Lower Shannon SAC was sold with great vigour to an appreciative audience in Dublin’s city centre on Tuesday (5 March 2013). The event was the annual Water Framework Directive (WED) Eastern River Basin District (ERBD) Protected Areas Biodiversity Workshop. This year the workshop focused on

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MulkearLIFE visits New Fish Counter on the Maigue River 01/03/13

MulkearLIFE was delighted to join IFI colleagues from the Shannon River Basin District and GMIT student placement Ms. Vicki Davitt on a study trip today (Friday 1st March 2013) to visit the newly installed fish counter on the Maigue River upstream of Adare village. Looking downstream at the new weir on the Maigue River (Image:

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Work on the Bilboa River above Bilboa Bridge 01/03/13

MulkearLIFE with the support of IFI colleagues Mr. Noel Sheehan and Mr. Flan Ryan returned to the Bilboa River yesterday (28 February 2013) to complete work started in September and October 2012. With all appropriate consents in place, the work focused on this important High Nature Value (HNV) site which forms part of the Lower

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Register Now – Freshwater Invasives Networking for Strategy (FINS) Conference 27/02/13

Registration will soon close for the Freshwater Invasives Networking for Strategy (FINS) Conference. This important internation confernce is being hoted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the CAISIE LIFE+ Project, together with the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) in Galway from the 8th to 11th April 2013. The Freshwater Invasives – Networking for

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Successful Conservation Volunteer Outing at Annacotty 25/02/13

In near perfect conditions and with the water levels on the Mulkear River having fallen significantly during the week, the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers held a highly successful outing on Saturday last, 23rd February 2013. The practical conservation work took place in Annacotty on both sides of the Mulkear River above and below the old Dublin

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Final Talk – Mr. Eamon Cusack – Tue 26 February @ 8pm 21/02/13

Following a wonderful talk by Colette O’ Flynn on Tuesday night last, MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland are delighted to announce details of the final illustrated talk taking place as part of the February 2013 series of talks. On Tuesday next, 26th February Mr. Eamon Cusack will give a talk entitled "Building Partnerships for Sustainable

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€286 million in EC Co-financing in LIFE+ call for proposals 19/02/13

The EC LIFE Programme has today (19/02/2013) published the seventh LIFE+ call for proposals, with up to €286 million available for co-financing of projects across Europe including Ireland. Co-financing of projects will be made available under three headings: Nature and Biodiversity (NAT); Environment Policy and Governance (ENV); and Information and Communication (INF). Project proposals should

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Next Outing – Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, Sat., 23rd Feb. 2013 @ 10am 18/02/13

The second outing for 2013 of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 23rd February 2013, from 10.00 to 13.00. The meeting point will be Annacotty (the car park area next to the Mill Bar). MCV members in action – creating habitat for wildlife (Image: Kevin O’ Gorman) The outing will focus on

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MulkearLIFE Present at LIFE+ Information Seminar 18/02/13

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be afforded the opportunity on Friday of last week (15 February) to present at the LIFE+ Information Seminar, held in Dublin. In what is a particularly important time for Ireland as it currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU, MulkearLIFE was thrilled to present to the large audience

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Colette O’ Flynn – "Invasive Species In Ireland – Trends Emerging In Terms of Introductions" – Tue 19 Feb 13/02/13

Following the wonderful turnout for the talk given by Dr. Phil McGinnity, MulkearLIFE is delighted to give further details on the next talk in the exciting series of illustrated talks. The third talk will take place on Tuesday, 19th February 2013. The guest speaker will be Ms. Colette O’ Flynn. Her illustrated talk is entitled

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Illustrated Talk – Dr. Phil McGinnity (UCC) – Tue 12 February @ 8pm 07/02/13

Following the success of the first talk in the February series of free illustrated talks, MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to present details of the second talk which will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2013 @ 8pm. Dr. Phil McGinnity, presenting at the AARC conference (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Dr. Phil McGinnity

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First Signs of Spring in the Mulkear Catchment 06/02/13

As we enter the first week of February 2013, the Mulkear catchment has experienced gales, storms, snow, hail, rain and today, for a change, beautiful sunshine. The Mulkear River from railway bridge at Foyle (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) While the weather has been extremely windy and very unsettled over the past two weeks, there has

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1st Illustrated Talk – Tuesday, 5th February, 2013 01/02/13

The first talk in the series of four free illustrated talks takes place on Tuesday 5th February 2013 at 8pm in Limerick. The series of talks form part of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme, an outreach programme in local schools and the local community in the Mulkear catchment. Cattle grazing, Upper Bilboa, Co. Tipperary (Image: Ruairí

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers Install Another Otter Holt 27/01/13

On Saturday morning last (26th January 2013), a small but mighty hard working party of dedicated Mulkear Conservation Volunteers gathered to install another artificial otter holt in the Mulkear catchment. The work took place in the southern part of the catchment on a small tributary stream to the Dead River. The Dead River and its

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Éamon de Buitléar RIP 27/01/13

It is with great sadness that MulkearLIFE has learnt of the death of Éamon de Buitléar last night, 27th January 2013. Mr. de Buitléar, or simply Éamon, was a great friend to MulkearLIFE. The late Éamon de Buitléar who passed away last night He preformed the official launch of the project on a beautiful sunny

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Poster of Illustrated Talks February 2013 16/01/13

For a poster of the four free illustrated talks, which start of Tuesday 5th February 2013, please click here: Free Tuesday evening talks start @ 8pm & are Open To All (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Please feel free to circulate poster Free Tuesday evening talks start @ 8pm & are Open To All (Image: Ruairí

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MulkearLIFE To Present at LIFE+ Information Seminar, Friday, 15 February 2013 16/01/13

As the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU gets under way, MulkearLIFE is delighted to be afforded the opportunity to present at the LIFE+ Information Seminar to be held in Dublin on Friday, 15th February, 2013. The aim of the LIFE+ Seminar is to inform potential applicants about the LIFE+ Programme and the

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Details of 4 Free Illustrated Talks – starting Tuesday, 5th February, 2013 14/01/13

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland are delighted to announce details of an exciting block of free illustrated talks taking place in February 2013. The talks form part of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme, an outreach programme in local schools and the local community in the Mulkear catchment. The talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural

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Important LIFE Environment Publication – Water Blueprint 10/01/13

The EU LIFE Programme has this week unveiled an important publication entitled “LIFE’s Blueprint for Water Resources”. The publication forms part of the "lessons from LIFE" series of publications. It is designed to inspire responses to the major water challenges the people of Europe and the World face today and into the future. Water is

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Good News On Otters in the Mulkear Catchment 07/01/13

The European Otter, one of MulkearLIFE’s target species, is an extremely elusive creature. Rarely seen by the general public and indeed rarely seen during MulkearLIFE’s own catchment wide otter survey work. The good news is that it would appear that they are expanding their range and moving into new areas in the Mulkear catchment. Reports

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2013 Salmon Angling Season Underway 02/01/13

The salmon angling season got underway yesterday, New Years Day. The first Atlantic Salmon to be caught in 2013 has been reported from the Drowes River. The lucky angler was Mr. Timothy Dalton from Omagh, Co. Tyrone. The 4.5kg fish was taken on the Black Water section of the Drowes River in Co. Leitrim. Timothy

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1st January 2013 – Ireland, the EU and LIFE 01/01/13

Today, 1st January 2013, marks the start of another year of work for MulkearLIFE. It is also an important date for Ireland and its relationship with the EU. The Presidency of the Council of the EU rotates among Member States every six months. For the first half of 2013, Ireland will hold the Presidency. This

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Nollag Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise – MulkearLIFE Christmas and New Year Greetings 21/12/12

On this day of the Winter Solstice, MulkearLIFE would like to wish you all a very joyful and peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year in 2013. Clare Glens, Clare River, 21st December 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Despite poor weather conditions, 2012 has been a really great year for MulkearLIFE with many significant

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2012 – Year in Review Images 21/12/12

2012 – Year in Review Through Images Minister Michael Noonan TD, with five of the six winners. Smiling Bottlenose Dolphin – Shannon Estuary (Image: Rachel Crowley) Ms. Rachel Crowley being presented with her 1st prize gift by Ruairí Ó Conchúir Curley, Shannon Estuary (Image: Michael (Mick) Flanagan) 2nd Place Winner (adults) Michael Flanagan explains his

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2012 – Review of Work To Control Non-Native Invasive Plant Species 20/12/12

Most people suspected it but Met Éireann confirmed it, that “Summer 2012” was one of the dullest, wettest and coolest in many years. Despite these weather difficulties MulkearLIFE’s dedicated partners, the Office of Public Works and Limerick County Council, were able to treat substantial section of the Mulkear catchment for invasive riparian plant species. Giant

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2012 – Year of Rain: Review of Work to Benefit European Otter (Lutra Lutra) 19/12/12

MulkearLIFE’s work with European Otter (Lutra Lutra) is focused on several overlapping themes, namely improving water quality, enhancing the abundance of food resources, creating additional prime habitat, catchment wide survey work and the installation of artificial otter holts. All aspects of the Project’s work is designed to reverse the decline in the otter population in

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In the Year of Rain: Review of Work to Benefit Sea Lamprey 17/12/12

2012 was a difficult year for MulkearLIFE’s work with Sea Lamprey. The fine weather in March, April and May raised expectations that an exceptional summer was on the cards. Water temperatures in May 2012 reached their peak with an average daily temperature of 18.5 degree Celsius recorded on the 27th May 2012. The first sea

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A Year of Rain – Review of MulkearLIFE’s Instream Works in 2012 12/12/12

Over the next week, up until the 21st December 2012, MulkearLIFE will be posting articles reviewing the achievements of the project in 2012. These review articles will highlight the very significant achievements of MulkearLIFE’s partners on the ground, namely Limerick County Council and the Office of Public Works and the role of Inland Fisheries Ireland

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers Planning Workshop 11/12/12

A large number of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers gathered yesterday (10th Dec 2012) to undertake a review of the practical conservation work undertaken by the MCV throughout 2012 and to plan for 2013. The planning workshop took place in Crokers, Murroe, Co. Limerick and reviewed the exceptional work undertaken by the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers in 2012.

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Beauty of the Clare Glens Enhanced By the Work of the MCV 26/11/12

The beautiful Clare Glens on the border between counties Limerick and Tipperary was the location of the most recent outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers on Saturday last, 24th November 2012. This was the third major outing by the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers to this high amenity value, high nature value site over the past three

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Inland Fisheries Ireland Launch New Free App On Invasives 20/11/12

Inland Fisheries Ireland, MulkearLIFE’s coordinating partner, today launched a new free app ‘IFI – Invasive Species’ which is now available to download from the Google Play and iTunes App Store. IFI App The easy to use and readily accessible app will aid users in the identification of invasive species. It will permit users to take

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MulkearLIFE Delighted To Host International Visitors 15/11/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have the opportunity today (Thursday 29th November) to host a large contingent of international visitors to the Mulkear catchment. AARC delegates & MulkearLIFE Team at Annacotty weir (Image: Oisin Naughton) The project welcomed visiting delegates from the UK, France, Portugal and Ireland to showcase the work of MulkearLIFE and the considerable

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Next Mulkear Conservation Volunteer Outing – Sat. 24 Nov 2012 – Clare Glens 13/11/12

The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 24th November 2012, from 10.00 to 13.00. The outing will be to the Clare Glens, on the Clare River and will focus on site assessment techniques, Leave No Trace, riparian management, installation of bird boxes, path repair work and a river clean-up.

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Highly Successful Community Seminar on Riparian Invasives 02/11/12

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland were delighted with the success of the seminar held today in Murroe, Co. Limerick. The event, a major training and networking seminar entitled ‘Community Involvement in the Control and Management of Invasive Plant Species Along Rivers & Water Bodies’ was attended by groups and individuals from across Ireland. Seminar participants

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Free Community Seminar – Control & Management of Non Native Invasive Plant Species – Fri. 2 Nov 2012 18/10/12

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to announce details of a major community training and networking seminar to be held Friday 2nd November 2012 in Crokers Bar & Restaurant, Murroe, Co. Limerick. The free event is entitled ‘Community Involvement in the Control and Management of Invasive Plant Species Along Rivers & Water Bodies’. The

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Next Conservation Volunteer Outing – Sat 20 October 17/10/12

The next Mulkear Conservation Volunteer outing will take place this coming Saturday, 20th October 2012, from 10.00 to 13.00hrs. The outing will be a repeat visit to Bilboa Bridge to continue with ongoing practical conservation work on site. For those not present last month and for anyone wishing to see what type of work the

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Great Delight in Annacotty 04/10/12

There was a sense of great happiness in Annacotty last night as the chairperson of the Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee was presented with a cheque for €10,000, having come in 2nd place in ‘Going for Gold’ campaign funded by the JP McManus Charitable Foundation. Annacotty celebrates their win in the ‘Going for Gold’ campaign (Image:

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Have Your Say on the North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan 03/10/12

The work of MulkearLIFE includes large areas of North Tipperary. The upper reaches of the catchment, including the upper sections of the Newport and Clare / Annagh rivers, contain some wonderful habitat and High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. To help better understand these areas and the general biodiversity of the county, North Tipperary County Council

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Major Instream Works Completed on the Newport River 02/10/12

As the season for instream rehabilitation work in rivers closed on Sunday last (30th September), MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce that major planned instream works on the Newport River have now been completed. These works, implemented by the Office of Public Works, have been completed despite one of the worst summers in 20 years with

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Launch of CATA Website 28/09/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to attend the official launch of the new CATA website www.cataproject.com click here: The official launch of the new CATA website (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) CATA – ‘Come And Talk About’ is an art project developed by the Irish artist collective ALL ‘Art Links Limerick’. The project, which is focused on water

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4th Year of the Environmental Education Programme To Be Launched 26/09/12

On Monday next (October 1st 2012) MulkearLIFE will launch the fourth year of its highly successful Environmental Education Programme. The Programme targets primary and post primary schools within the Mulkear catchment and in adjacent areas. To date the programme has reached over 1,300 school-children and their teachers. By the end of the 2012-2013 acedemic year,

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More Good News for Annacotty 25/09/12

MulkearLIFE learnt with great delight of the results of the Limerick ‘Going for Gold’ campaign this week in which Annacotty came in second place overall. This resulted in the Tidy Towns Committee in Annacotty village picking up a nice tidy cheque of €10,000. The ‘Going for Gold’ campaign funded by the JP McManus Charitable Foundation

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Successful Conservation Volunteer outing on the Bilboa 24/09/12

In glorious Autumnal sunshine members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers took to the Bilboa River on Saturday morning last, 22nd September, to embark on another practical conservation outing. The outing, one of several planned to this important High Nature Value (HNV) site, was focused on riparian management in the area upstream from Bilboa Bridge and

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Final Talk – Tue 25 Sept, “The OPW’s approach to Flood Risk Management and the Environment" 19/09/12

Following a wonderful talk last night by Dr. Alex Copland from BirdWatch Ireland, MulkearLIFE’s series of illustrated talks will conclude this coming Tuesday, 25th September 2012 @ 8pm, with a talk by Ms. Denise Delaney entitled "The OPW’s approach to Flood Risk Management and the Environment". Flood conditions on the Mulkear River, August 2012 (Image:

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Next Outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers – Sat. 22 Sept 2012 17/09/12

Following the summer break, the next Mulkear Conservation Volunteer outing will take place on *Saturday 22nd September 2012 from 10.00 to 13.00hrs. The meeting point will be Bilboa Bridge on the Bilboa River. The practical conservation outing will take place to Bilboa Bridge (upstream and downstream). The work will involve the removal on Non Native

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Next Talk 18 Sept: “CAP Reform and Irish Farmland Birds – New Thinking” 12/09/12

Following an extremely interesting and detailed presentation last night by Dr. James King from Inland Fisheries Ireland, MulkearLIFE’s series of free Illustrated Talks will continue next Tuesday evening, 18th September 2012 @ 8pm. “CAP Reform and Irish Farmland Birds – New Thinking” is the title of the talk to be given by Dr. Alex Copland,

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Illustrated Talk Tuesday Sept. 11th 2012 @ 20.00hrs 10/09/12

Following a wonderful opening talk last week by Glen Wightman, MulkearLIFE’s series of Four Free Illustrated Talks will continue tomorrow evening Tuesday 11th September. "The Future for Ireland’s Freshwater Fish on the Red Data List" is the title of talk with Dr. James King as guest speaker. Dr. King is a Fisheries Biologist with Inland

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Significant Bank Protection Work Completed on the Dead 07/09/12

The settled weather conditions over the past two weeks, and especially this week, have allowed MulkearLIFE’s project partner Limerick County Council to undertake significant bank repair and bank protection work on the Dead River. It was previously posted, that a significant breach occurred on the Dead River in early June 2012. Due to the extremely

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Reminder – Series of Talks Kick-off Tuesday 4 September 2012 03/09/12

MulkearLIFE’s series of 4 Free Illustrated Talks will tick off tomorrow evening Tuesday 4th September @ 8pm and will continue for the month of September. The series of talks is being hosted by MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland. All talks are free and all are welcome. The first talk on Tuesday evening will be by

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Another Great Day At The Cappamore Show 03/09/12

The recently held Cappamore Show proved to be great show and MulkearLIFE was thrilled to be there again this year. Despite agricultural shows being cancelled throughout the country on account of the poor summer, yet again the Cappamore Show was blessed with the most wonderful sunny day which resulted in an extremely large crowd attending.

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September 2012 – Series of Four Illustrated Talks 27/08/12

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland today announce details of another block of free Illustrated Talks. These talks form part of the four year Environmental Education Programme of MulkearLIFE working with schools and in the local community throughout counties Limerick and Tipperary. The September 2012 series of talks will focus on Ireland’s rich natural heritage with

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“Exploring Sea Lamprey Passage and Biodiversity in the Mulkear Catchment” CANCELLED 17/08/12

The Heritage week event "Exploring Sea Lamprey Passage and Biodiversity in the Mulkear Catchment" scheduled for 7:00am Monday August 20th has been cancelled due to poor weather. The river is in a state of flood and is unsafe for this particular outing. Apologises for any inconvenience caused. Bubbling-up over Annacotty weir, August 2012 (Image: Ruairí

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Summer Floods Return to the Mulkear 14/08/12

Following a relatively dry week, weather conditions broke on Saturday (11th August) and the deluge continued on Sunday last (12th August). As a result, the Mulkear River and its tributaries, including the Bilboa, Dead and Newport Rivers, have again witnessed summer flood events. The outlook for the week is very unsettled with heavy and persistent

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MulkearLIFE To Attend 58th Cappamore Agricultural Show 08/08/12

MulkearLIFE is delighted to again have the opportunity to attend this year’s Cappamore Agricultural Show. The Show will take place on Saturday, 18 August 2012 when the Show Committee will host its 58th Annual Show. It will be a very busy day for MulkearLIFE between the Cappamore Show and its own field trip entitled ‘The

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Posters of Individual Heritage Week Events 08/08/12

Last week MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland announced details of the three events to be hosted during Heritage Week 2012 which runs from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 August. Individual PDF posters advertising theese three events are now available here. Please use these posters to advertise the events in your locality and to your friends

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MulkearLIFE’s Heritage Week Events 2012 01/08/12

MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of the three events it will host during Heritage Week 2012, which takes place nationwide from Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th August. The week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It is part of European Heritage Days,

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What Lies Beneath The Shannon Estuary Surfaces 31/07/12

Dr. Simon Berrow of the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation has been a regular guest of MulkearLIFE. His most recent illustrated talk, "Shannon’s Dolphins – What Lies Beneath the Estuary" came home to roost in a most unusual manner earlier this month when Dr. Berrow’s colleague Ms. Joanna Barker, a researcher with the Shannon Dolphin

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3rd Annual Catchment Wide Survey for Otter Completed 31/07/12

Following earlier postponements, the third annual catchment wide rapid assessment survey of otter (Lutra lutra) took place on Friday and Saturday of last week (27th and 28th July 2012). In total 86 sites were included in the comprehensive survey which covered the entire catchment of 650sq Km. The work was undertaken by a total of

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Significant Electro Fishing Survey Work Completed 31/07/12

By the end of June, MulkearLIFE has usually completed a full catchment wide electrofishing survey. This was the case in 2010 and 2011. The third stock survey was scheduled for June 2012. But unlike previous years a weather window never presented. Flood conditions or near flood conditions continued from early June throughout much of June.

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EC provides €268.4 million for 202 new LIFE projects 23/07/12

The European Commission has this week approved funding for 202 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. The projects are from 25 Member States and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, environmental policy, climate change and information and communication on environmental issues. Overall, they represent a total investment of

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New Dates – Otter Survey Training & 3rd Annual Otter Survey 20/07/12

The 3rd Annual Catchment Wide Otter Survey will take place on Friday 27 July & Saturday, 28 July 2012. For those interested in taking part in this year’s otter survey work, please note that there will be otter an training workshop next Wednesday evening 25 July 2012 @ 19.00hrs in our offices on the Dock

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Report on LIFE Seminar – Celebrating 20 Years of the LIFE Programme in Ireland 18/07/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to stage a tremendously successful one day seminar ‘Celebrating 20 Years of the LIFE Programme In Ireland’ in May 2012. The event, attended by over 75 invited guests, was specifically planned to mark the 20th Anniversary of the LIFE programme. It coincided with other similar events, held in May across Europe, marking

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Good News on Sea Lamprey Passage in 2012 17/07/12

MulkearLIFE’s work in assisting sea lamprey passage got off to an excellent start in the first half of 2012 and has continued into July 2012. The objective of the project’s work with sea lamprey is to manage upstream passage above man-made barriers on the Lower Mulkear and open up additional prime habitat. In 2011, MulkearLIFE

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Water levels drop but remain above normal summer flow 09/07/12

The 1st of July would normally mark the start of MulkearLIFE’s instream works. This is the earliest date on which our project partners, Limerick County Council and the Office of Public Works, can return to undertake work, within or from the banks of rivers in the Mulkear catchment. Unfortunately, due to the phenomenal levels of

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As The Rain Keeps Falling Down – Rivers Remain High 18/06/12

Following a relatively dry month of May, weather conditions broke on the 1st June 2012 and the Mulkear catchment has experienced a very unsettled period with heavy and persistent rain and showers for over two and half weeks. As a result the Mulkear River and its tributaries, including the Bilboa, Dead and Newport Rivers, have

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A Day On The Hills With Oireachtas Members 18/06/12

MulkearLIFE’s Project Manager, Ruairí Ó Conchúir, was delighted to have the opportunity to spend a day out on the Galtees, overlooking the Mulkear Catchment, as part of the annual Oireachtas Hill Walk yesterday (17th June 2012). The event, which was hosted by Mountaineering Ireland with the support of local hill walking clubs, was a wonderful

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Project’s Work With Sea Lamprey Features in The Irish Times 16/06/12

MulkearLIFE’s work with Sea Lamprey featured in Michael Viney’s excellent “Another Life” in this weekend’s (16 June 2012) Irish Times. Michael Viney has been documenting Irish nature and related matters in his highly regarded column “Another Life” in The Irish Times on a weekly basis since 1977. This week’s “Another Life” on Sea Lamprey ran

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3rd Year of Environmental Education Programme Completed Reaching Over 1,300 School Children 13/06/12

MulkearLIFE yesterday (12 June 2012) completed the third year of its Environmental Education Programme with a wonderful group of students and teachers from Kilcommon National School. Field trip, Mulkear River, Kilcommon NS, 12 June 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The Project’s Environmental Education Programme targets primary and post primary schools within the Mulkear catchment. Today

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MulkearLIFE delighted to present at the LIFE+ Information Seminar 11/06/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the LIFE+ Information Seminar. The aim of the LIFE+ Seminar was to inform potential applicants about the LIFE+ Programme and the new e-proposal process of applying for LIFE funding. The seminar was hosted by the Department of the Environment in the Custom House, Dublin.

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3rd Annual Otter Suvey Cancelled 07/06/12

The comprehensive catchment wide rapid assessment survey of otter scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9th June 2012 has been cancelled due weather warnings issued by the Irish Coast Guard and Met Éireann. The Irish Coast Guard issued advice to the public following a Met Éireann weather warning for heavy rain in the coming days.

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Otter Training Cancelled 05/06/12

Please note that the Otter Training Workshop planned for this evening has been cancelled due to unprecedented rainfall over the weekend. The rivers are unsafe for training purposes and all evidence of otter (Foot prints, otter spraints and other evidence) has been washed away. The workshop will be rescheduled and details posted on the MulkearLIFE

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Amateur Photo Competition – Highly Commended Images 01/06/12

MulkearLIFE offers its thanks and congratulations to all who entered the project’s Amateur Photo Competition -’Exploring Biodiversity In the Lower Shannon’. The judging panel was extremely pleased with the overall quality of the images submitted, especially those in the ‘Young Adult’ category. MulkearLIFE offers its congratulations to all who took part in the competition. The

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Full Listing of Photo Competition Winners 01/06/12

MulkearLIFE was overwhelmed by the sheer volume and standard of entries received in the project’s Amateur Photo Competition -’Exploring Biodiversity In the Lower Shannon’. The project would like to thank all who entered. Given the fact that hundreds of entries were received, it was an extremely difficult job to select the winning images. The judging

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Minister of Finance Helps Celebrate LIFE @ 20 21/05/12

Today Monday, 21st May 2012, was party-time in Annacotty, Co. Limerick as upwards of 200 people helped to mark the 20th Anniversary of the EU LIFE Programme in parallel with similar celebrations across Europe. Today also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive and the establishment of the Natura 2000 Network. Pupils of Lisnagry

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Happy Birthday LIFE – Join Us to Celebrate 21/05/12

Today Monday, 21st May 2012, marks the 20th Anniversary of the EU LIFE Programme across Europe. Happy Birthday LIFE. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed over 3,500 LIFE projects, contributing approximately €2.5 billion to environmental and nature conservation projects. It also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive and the establishment of the Natura 2000

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Photo Competition – and the Winners Are 21/05/12

MulkearLIFE received hundreds of entries to our Amateur Photo Competition. The winning entry for the adult competition and the overall winner is Ms. Rachel Crowley with this wonderful image of a smiling Bottlenose Dolphin in the Shannon Estuary. Smiling Bottlenose Dolphin – Shannon Estuary (Image: Rachel Crowley) The winner of the first prize in the

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MulkearLIFE presents at Invasive Species Ireland Forum 04/05/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have an opportunity yesterday (May 3rd 2012) to attend and present at the Invasive Species Ireland (ISI) Forum held in the National Botanical Gardens, Dublin. The Forum, which meets on an annual basis, enables people from across Ireland and further afield, to exchange information and agree priorities. Most importantly its enables

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Launch of Leave No Trace (Ireland) online teaching resource 01/05/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to attend the official launch of the new Leave No Trace (Ireland) online teaching resource for primary schools by Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The resource is designed to help and support primary school teachers share the Leave No Trace message of caring for the environment.

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White-tailed Sea Eagles Nest on the Shannon 01/05/12

MulkearLIFE offers its congratulations to Dr. Allan Mee, Project Manager of the Irish White-tailed Sea Eagle Reintroduction Programme on the fantastic news that a pair of White-tailed Sea Eagles has been confirmed breeding close to Mountshannon, Co. Clare. This is the first documented nesting attempt for the species in Ireland in over 100 years and

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Photo Competition – Selection of Images Received to Date 25/04/12

The following images are a sample of the entries received to date for MulkearLIFE’s Amateur Photo Competition. The images are across both age groups (Adults and Young Adults) and inclusion here is for illustrative purposes only. No details of the photographers are given at this stage as all entries will only be judged after the

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Deadline for Amateur Photo Competition Extended to 15th May 2012 24/04/12

MulkearLIFE has today (24th April 2012) extended the deadline for receipt of entries to its Amateur Photo Competition. The competition, which is open to all with some fantastic prizes on offer, has a new closing date of Tuesday 15th May 2012 @ 17.00hrs. This is a two week extension to the original closing date. MulkearLIFE

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2012 School Field Trips Get Under Way 24/04/12

MulkearLIFE’s work in local primary and secondary schools entered an exciting phase on Friday of last week when the first two primary schools undertook river based field trips as part of the project’s Environmental Education programme. These were the project’s first field trips for 2012. Cappawhite NS, Bilboa River, April 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

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Tree Planting Operation To Improve Riparian Biodiversity 28/03/12

MulkearLIFE has this week completed a major programme of tree planting at selected sites along the Mulkear River and various tributaries including the Dead, Clare and Newport Rivers. Areas selected for tree planting have included sites where rubble mats were built in 2011, artificial otter holt sites and sites where tree planting would improve otter

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Major Clean-up and Repair to Sea Lamprey Pass 27/03/12

In glorious sunshine late last week and early this week, MulkearLIFE, with the support of IFI colleagues Noel Sheehan and Flan Ryan, undertook a major repair and clean-up to the sea lamprey fish passes on Annacotty weir. These fish passes, specifically designed to improve sea lamprey passage, were installed a year ago and have been

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MulkearLIFE host UCC staff and students 16/03/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have an opportunity earlier this week to host staff and students from University College Cork (UCC) for a field trip to the Mulkear catchment. UCC staff and students enjoy a field trip to the Mulkear catchment (Image: R. Ó Conchúr) MulkearLIFE facilitated UCC with a detailed presentation on the objectives and

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EC LIFE Programme – Sixth LIFE+ call for proposals 14/03/12

The EC LIFE Programme yesterday (13 March 2012) published the sixth LIFE+ call for proposals, with up to €276 million available for co-financing of projects across Europe including Ireland. Funding will be made available under three headings: Nature and biodiversity; Environment policy and governance; and Information and communication. Project proposals should be sent to the

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The Light of Spring – Spring-time arrives throughout the Mulkear Catchment 07/03/12

After a very mild winter, with all three months recording above average air temperatures, the first week of Spring has seen rain, sun and showers with air temperatures of 8°C to 10°C. The Light of Spring, the Majestic Mulkear River, March 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The past winter was a dull, grey, wet affair

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A Great Day Volunteering 29/02/12

A great day’s work was undertaken through the combined efforts of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers and the Annacotty Tidy Towns Committee last Saturday. A large number of people from the two bodies gathered to undertake practical conservation work while working in teams on both sides of the river. This included the removal of new shoots

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Change in line-up for this evening’s talk 27/02/12

There is a change in this evening’s talk, the final talk in the February 2012 series of illustrated talks. Dr. Ferdia Marnell is unable to present but the talk will proceed as scheduled. The talk entitled "The Conservation Status of Irish Terrestrial Mammals" will take place tonight, Monday 27th February 2012, at 20.00hrs, in the

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February Series of Illustrated Talks Continue 14/02/12

Following the success of the first two talks as part of MulkearLIFE’s February Series of Illustrated Talks an extremely large crowd is now expected for next week’s talk by Dr. Alan Mee on Monday 20 February 2012. The first talk in the series was presented by Mr. Ruairí Ó Conchúir and focused on the project’s

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MulkearLIFE Welcomes IFI Barriers Group 10/02/12

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have the opportunity this week to welcome the Barriers Working Group from Inland Fisheries Ireland to Limerick. The Barriers Group is a panel of fish passage experts working to minimise the effects of barriers. Barriers are obstacles that inhibit or block fish passage. Typical obstacles are weirs, culverts, dams, bridge aprons

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Conservation Volunteers Install Otter Holt 01/02/12

On Saturday morning last, a wet muggy day even by Irish standards, a party of almost twenty members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers gathered to install the fifth artificial otter holt installed to date in the Mulkear catchment. The work took place away from the main channel of the river on a small side stream

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Enter Our Amateur Photo Competition – 20 Years of LIFE 24/01/12

Today MulkearLIFE launches its Amateur Photo Competition 2012. The competition is to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the EU LIFE Programme, which takes place in May. MulkearLIFE will be hosting a series of events throughout the year, which will coincide with similar events taking place right across Europe. The events are designed to raise awareness

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Events Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the EC LIFE Programme 16/01/12

The LIFE programme celebrates its 20th anniversary throughout May 2012. To mark this important milestone, MulkearLIFE will be hosting a series of events throughout the year, which will coincide with similar events taking place right across Europe. Full details here: LIFE at 20

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Photo Competition – Celebrating the EU LIFE Programme 16/01/12

Press Release 16 Jan 2012 – MulkearLIFE Photo Competition Updates Terms & Conditions

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February 2012 – Series of Four Illustrated Talks 12/01/12

MulkearLIFE today announces details of an exciting block of free Illustrated Talks. The talks form part of the Environmental Education Programme of MulkearLIFE working in the local community and local schools within the Mulkear catchment in counties Limerick and Tipperary. The February 2012 series of talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of

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Schedule of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers Outings in 2012 10/01/12

The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) work to help protect, manage and enhance the Natural Heritage of the Mulkear Catchment through volunteer participation in practical conservation projects. The provisional schedule for MCV outings in 2012 is available here: MCV Outings 2012 All events listed are free of charge. Membership of the MCV is open to all

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What’s Another Year – 2012 09/01/12

The New Year is upon us. 2012 has a nice ring to it. It will be a year of celebration for the LIFE programme across Europe – more of which will be posted later. As we look back on the last month of 2011 and compare it with a year earlier the contrast could not

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Christmas & New Year Greetings 22/12/11

As the end of the year draws near, MulkearLIFE would like to wish all of our project partners, Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, colleagues and friends a very joyful and peaceful Christmas and the very best wishes for a very happy New Year in 2012. This has been a great year of delivery for MulkearLIFE. We have

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers- Great Outing 28/11/11

The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers undertook some great practical conservation work in the Clare Glens last Saturday (26th November 2011). Nine members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) braved the cold to undertake a very considerable body of work. Clare Glens (Image: Courtesy of Kevin O’ Gorman) The outing focused on litter removal and a general

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Lampreys- Sea, River and Brook 11/11/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be in a position to attend an important illustrated talk last night hosted by National Parks & Wildlife Service, Killarney National Park, at the Plaza Hotel Killarney. Dr. Sean Rooney of Inland Fisheries Ireland, the coordinating beneficiary of the MulkearLIFE project, delivered a high quality presentation about Ireland’s three species of

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White Tailed Sea Eagles on the Shannon 07/11/11

When you are searching for a bird, described as resembling a ‘flying door’ in terms of its sheer size you know you have to be extremely unlucky not to spot it in the sky. But what sky and where to look? So setting off at dawn last Saturday on a near perfect day, MulkearLIFE, in

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From Darkness to Light – Autumn Turning to Winter Across the Mulkear Catchment 04/11/11

While much of the catchment has been in flood for over a week, daytime temperatures remain well above normal, averaging 12 to 14 degrees Celsius and grass growth has been exceptional. Autumn is rapidly fading and winter is fast approaching. The hour has gone back, the evenings are drawing in and people are turning to

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Annacotty Mural Making the News 01/11/11

MulkearLIFE’s new mural at Annacotty on the Mulkear River has been making the news. Full view of the near completed mural at Annacotty (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Aside from the wonderful support and congratulations received locally for the mural, the 5th Class pupils and staff of Lios Na Groí National School have also featured in

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A Great Day On the Mulkear 25/10/11

In what will go down in memory as one of the great days on the Mulkear, today students of Lios Na Groi, National School, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick helped to finish the new MulkearLIFE mural at Annacotty. The mural depicts the work of MulkearLIFE with Sea Lamprey, Atlantic Salmon and Otter. In warm sunshine, the fifth

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MulkearLIFE presents at Inland Fisheries Ireland Conference 24/10/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be afforded the opportunity to make a short presentation on the work of MulkearLIFE at the first ever IFI Staff Conference which took place on Friday last, 21st October 2011 in Athlone. The presentation, to well over three hundred IFI staff colleagues, focused on the work of MulkearLIFE over the past

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Book launch by Cappawhite native Jimmy Barry 24/10/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be in a position to attend an important social and networking event on the edge of the Mulkear Catchment over the weekend. The event was the launch by Cappawhite native Mr. Jimmy Barry of his beautiful book ‘Under Galtee Skies’. Mr. Jimmy Barry, author, photographer and volunteer (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)

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MulkearLIFE Welcomes Important European Commission Visitors 19/10/11

MulkearLIFE together with its project partners in Inland Fisheries Ireland, Limerick County Council, the Office of Public Works and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, were delighted to welcome a delegation from the European Commission to Limerick and the Mulkear catchment this past week. The delegation included technical and financial staff from the European Commission

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Free Community Workshop – Otters & Their Homes 12/10/11

MulkearLIFE will host a free community workshop on ‘Otters and their Homes’ which will focus on the European Otter in the Mulkear Catchment. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 22nd October 2011 from 10.00hrs in Crokers Bar & Restaurant, Murroe, Co. Limerick. It will include input from MulkearLIFE and other local experts. The workshop

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Final talk – Autumn Talks Series – Glen Wightman – Wed 5 Oct 2011 03/10/11

The final talk in MulkearLIFE’s Autumn Series of Illustrated Talks will take place this Wednesday. Mr. Glen Wightman will guest speak at 8pm on Wednesday 5th October and his illustrated talk is entitled "MulkearLIFE’s Habitat Restoration Work". Mr. Wightman is Project Officer with MulkearLIFE. His talk will focus on the history of river drainage in

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Shannon’s Dolphins – What Lies Beneath the Estuary – Wed 20 Sept 26/09/11

The next talk in MulkearLIFE’s Autumn Series of Illustrated Talks promises to be a great night. Dr. Simon Berrow will guest speak at 8pm on Wednesday 28th September and his illustrated talk is entitled "Shannon’s Dolphins – What Lies Beneath the Estuary". The Shannon Estuary’s Bottlenose Dolphins Dr. Berrow features regularly on Irish radio and

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Hundreds Greeted at the National Ploughing Championship 22/09/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to attend the National Ploughing Championship, which took place in Cardenton, Athy, Co. Kildare this week. MulkearLIFE was in a position to greet visitors at its stand, having been kindly hosted in the marquee of the European Union. This kind offer was courtesy of the European Commission Representation in Ireland and the

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MulkearLIFE to attend National Ploughing Championship 16/09/11

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to be in a position to attend the National Ploughing Championship, which will take place in Cardenton, near Athy in Co. Kildare from Tuesday 20th September to Thursday 22nd September. MulkearLIFE is being very kindly hosted in the marquee of the European Union courtesy of the European Commission

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Series of 4 Illustrated Talks – September / October 2011 05/09/11

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland today announces details of another block of free Illustrated Talks. These talks form part of the four year Environmental Education Programme of MulkearLIFE working with schools and in the local community throughout counties Limerick and Tipperary. The September / October 2011 series of talks will focus on Ireland’s rich natural

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Sea Lamprey Fish Pass Design Making News 05/09/11

MulkearLIFE’s newly installed fish pass design to assist sea lamprey on their upstream passage has been making local and national news. Articles and images have featured in the local papers (Limerick Leader and Clare People) and in the national press (Irish Examiner) which noted that a breakthrough has been achieved in the battle to save

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Lamprey Passage 2011 02/09/11

As part of MulkearLIFE work programme particular attention has focused on enhancing the upstream passage (migration) of Sea Lamprey in the Mulkear catchment. A remarkable success has been achieved this summer with the installation of three new fish passes, specifically designed for sea lamprey passage on Annacotty and Ballyclogh weirs. Assembling the fish pass for

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Success of Heritage Week 29/08/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted with the success of three events it organised in conjunction with Heritage Week 2001. The two weekday events took place at Annacotty and were entitled ‘Exploring Sea Lamprey Passage and Biodiversity in the Mulkear Catchment’ and ‘Exploring biodiversity in and along the Mulkear River’. The second event in particular was a great

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MulkearLIFE’s Heritage Week Events Kick Off Today 22/08/11

Following the success of last year’s events, MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of three events it will host during Heritage Week, which takes place from the 20 to 28 August 2011. The first event will be a field outing, entitled ‘Exploring Sea Lamprey Passage and Biodiversity in the Mulkear Catchment’. It will take place

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A Great Day at the Cappamore Show 22/08/11

MulkearLIFE was thrilled with the turn-out at this year’s Cappamore Agricultural Show which took place last Saturday, 20 August 2011. The Show Committee and all attending were blessed with the most wonderful weather which brought out an extremely large crowd to the picturesque rural venue. The fine weather ensured a great day of fun and

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MulkearLIFE at the Cappamore Show – Sat. 20 August 12/08/11

Following the success of last year’s show, MulkearLIFE is delighted to again have the opportunity to attend this year’s Cappamore Agricultural Show. The Show will take place on Saturday, 20 August. This year, the Show Committee will host its 57th Annual Show. Patrons enjoying the MulkearLIFE stand at the 2010 Show (Image: Glen Wightman) The

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Heritage Week Events 11/08/11

Following the success of last year’s events, MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of three events it will host during Heritage Week, which takes place from the 20 to 28 August 2011. The first event will be a field outing, entitled ‘Exploring Sea Lamprey Passage and Biodiversity in the Mulkear Catchment’. It will take place

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Major Instream Works on the Mulkear River Underway 28/07/11

Since the 1850s there have been three major drainage schemes on the Mulkear River, the latest of which was completed in 1998. In addition, there has been continuous drainage maintenance of the river for flood relief, and this maintenance continues today. The earlier drainage schemes reduced the base level of the river, by up to

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers reveal the wonders of nature 25/07/11

Members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers met at Annacotty on Saturday last (23 July 2011) to implement the second phase of the Management Plan for Himalayan Balsam at this important site. The large turnout ensured that work could be done on both sides of the Mulkear River, above and below the new and old bridges.

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Next Outing – Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, Sat., 23 July 2011 @ 10am 15/07/11

The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 23 July 2011 at 10.00am. The meeting point will be Annacotty (the car park area next to the Mill Bar). Evening Light on the Mulkear River (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The outing will focus on riparian management at several High Nature Value

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MulkearLIFE Takes To The Skies 11/07/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have an opportunity to utilise an Air Corp helicopter to get an aerial perspective of the Mulkear Catchment this past week. The flight was supplied courtesy of the skilled pilots of the Irish Air Corp (3rd Operations Wing). MulkearLIFE’s Project Officer, Mr. Glen Wightman was accompanied by Dr. Martin O’ Grady

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MulkearLIFE brief Minister of Environment, Phil Hogan TD 08/07/11

MulkearLIFE’s Project Manager, Mr. Ruairí Ó Conchúir, was delighted to have an opportunity today to brief Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan TD, about the work of the project. The briefing took place at the end of the official launch of MulkearLIFE’s sister project Duhallow LIFE. The briefing related to the

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Launch of Duhallow LIFE project in Co. Cork 08/07/11

The MulkearLIFE project team and IFI colleagues from Limerick had the opportunity today to attend the official launch of the European Commission ‘Duhallow LIFE Project’ in Newmarket, Co. Cork. Minister Phil Hogan TD, Mr. Michael Twohig, Chair IRD Dulhallow, LIFE project team (behind) Mr. Pat Fitzpatrick and Dr. Fran Igoe & ANO (Image: Ruairí Ó

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers – Planned Work Schedule 01/07/11

The objectives of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) are: 1. Help protect, manage and enhance the Natural Heritage of the Mulkear Catchment through volunteer participation in practical conservation projects. Areas of work may include removal of invasives plants – e.g. Himalayan Balsam, path clearance and scrub clearance work, assisting in survey otter work / holt

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A Very Special School Visit 29/06/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Scoil Caitriona, National School, Cappamore, Co. Limerick on Tuesday of this week. The school featured in the TV documentary ‘Living the Wildlife’ which was broadcast earlier this year on RTE 1 television. MulkearLIFE was in a position to present a copy of the DVD to the

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Successful Conservation Outing – Bilboa River 25 June 2011 27/06/11

Following the deluge of Friday 24 June 2011, which left rivers throughout the catchment in flood, the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) took to the Bilboa on Saturday morning, 25 June, to embark on another conservation outing. The outing allowed MCV members to see at first hand the significant problem that Himalayan balsam has become as

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Second year of School Environmental Education Programme Completed 21/06/11

In sunny and showery weather, which has been typical for much of the ‘Irish Summer’ to date, MulkearLIFE yesterday completed the second year of its Environmental Education Programme with a wonderful group of students and teachers from Monard National School. Monard National School – Field trip to Annacotty Weir, Mulkear River, 20 June 2011 The

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Next outing – Mulkear Conservation Volunteers: Sat., 25 June @ 10.00 – Bilboa Bridge 19/06/11

The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place this coming Saturday, 25 June 2011 at 10.00am. The meeting point will be Bilboa Bridge where there is adequate car parking available. Bilboa Bridge – Mulkear Conservation Volunteers, Oct. 2010 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir) The outing will focus on riparian management at Bilboa Bridge

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Highly successfully catchment wide Otter Survey 13/06/11

The second comprehensive catchment wide rapid assessment survey of otter took place on Friday and Saturday of last week (10 & 11 June 2011). In total 85 sites were included in the survey which covered the entire catchment of 650sq Km. The work was undertaken by nine teams, which included two colleagues from Inland Fisheries

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Monitoring the Impact of Himalayan Balsam 03/06/11

MulkearLIFE, through Catherine Daly, a 3rd Year student (B.SC in Wildlife Biology) in the Institute of Technology Tralee and a Mulkear Conservation Volunteer, has been monitoring the impact of Himalayan Balsam within the Catchment. Catherine Daly monitoring work, Bilboa River, June 2011 (Image – Ruairí Ó Conchúir) Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a native of

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Rivers & River Banks Come to LIFE 01/06/11

Today marks the first day of June 2011 and the rivers and riparian zones in the Mulkear catchment are buzzing with life. After a very wet, windy and rather cold May, the Mulkear catchment is brimming with colour, with flowers and grasses, birds, fish and invertebrates. The MulkearLIFE project has captured some images to give

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‘Best of the Best’ Awards to the presented to two Irish LIFE projects 23/05/11

Two recently completed Irish LIFE projects will this week receive a “Best of the Best” award in a European Commission ceremony in Brussels. The projects in question are the Department of the Environment’s ‘BurrenLIFE – Farming For Conservation’ project and Coillte’s ‘Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland’ project. Cattle Graze Poulnabrone Dolmen – December 2010

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MulkearLIFE delighted to support BioBlitz 2011 23/05/11

MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) were delighted to support our colleagues in Inland Fisheries Ireland (Shannon River Basin District) during BioBlitz 2011 in Dromore Woods Nature Reserve this past week-end. Dromore Woods – Exploring biodiversity in glorious Friday evening sunshine The 24 hour event, to mark International Biodiversity Day, will be

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MulkearLIFE / Mulkear Conservation Volunteers To Take Part in BioBlitz on Sat 21 May 2011 16/05/11

MulkearLIFE and members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) will participate in BioBlitz 2011 which is taking part this weekend (from 17.00hrs on Friday 20th to 17.00hrs on Saturday 21st May) at various locations throughout Ireland. We are planning to be part of BioBlizt 2011 with our near neighbours in Co. Clare, in Dromore Woods

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Update Farmer Consultation – Final 4 Meetings – May 2011 16/05/11

As part of the 4-year work programme of MulkearLIFE, the €1.75 million EC funded LIFE project, particular attention is being paid to working directly alongside local farmers in the catchment. Following ongoing discussions with the IFA, the ICMSA and Teagasc over the past number of months, MulkearLIFE is delighted to announce details of its public

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MulkearLIFE Host Swedish Visitors 13/05/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to have an opportunity to host a large contingent of Swedish visitors to the Mulkear catchment this week together with the staff of a new Irish LIFE+ project ‘BLACKWATER SAMOK’, which is focused on the restoration of the Upper River Blackwater SAC for the freshwater pearl mussel, Atlantic salmon, European otter and

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Details of Farmer Consultation Meetings 17/04/11

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

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers Outing In Glorious Sunshine 17/04/11

In glorious sunshine a large party of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers meet at Annacotty on Saturday last (16 April 2011) to undertake a considerable body of work to implement the first phase of the Management Plan for Himalayan Balsam at this important high nature value and high amenity value site. Members came from throughout the catchment

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School Field Trips Recommence 14/04/11

Following classroom engagements with a large number of schools (both primary and secondary) over the past 4 months, river based field trips have started in earnest this week. The river based field trips are designed to give the school children involved a heightened sense of "environmental ownership" by helping them recognise the importance of the

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers – Next Outling – Saturday 16 April 2011 06/04/11

The next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 16th April 2011, from 10.00 to 13.00. The meeting point for the outing will be the Mill Bar car park, Annacotty, Limerick at 10.00am. The outing will focus on riparian management at both Annacotty and Ballyclough weir and a site management plan

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Directions IFI Limerick Office 22/03/11

Directions MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Limerick Office

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MulkearLIFE hosts successful workshop on Invasive Weeds 13/03/11

MulkearLIFE hosted an extremely successful full day workshop on ‘The Control, Management and Monitoring of Invasive Weeds in the Mulkear Catchment’ on Friday, 11th March 2011, in Murroe, Co. Limerick.The workshop explored the problems posed by invasive weeds (Giant Hogweed, Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Knotweeds and Himalayan Balsam) in the Mulkear catchment and how they are

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MulkearLIFE to Feature on “Living the Wildlife” 07/03/11

The new series of ‘Living The Wildlife’ will start broadcasting on Tuesday 8th March at 7pm on RTE ONE. It will run every Tuesday at the same time for six weeks. The work of MulkearLIFE will feature on the third programme in the series – on Tuesday 22 March 2011. MulkearLIFE understands that the programme

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MulkearLIFE Present at LIFE+ Info Session 04/03/11

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be offered the opportunity to present the work of the project to such a wide and varied audience at the EC LIFE+ Information Session in the Custom House, Dublin. The aim of the Information Session was to inform potential applicants about the LIFE+ Programme and a very large number of people

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Full Programme Details of Community Workshop Announced – Dealing With Invasive Weeds in the Mulkear Catchment, Sat. 26 Feb, Newport Community Centre. 24/02/11

Free Community Workshop ‘Dealing With Invasive Weeds in the Mulkear Catchment’ – Saturday, 26th February 2011 – 10.00 to 14.00hrs (including field trip) in Newport Community Centre, Newport, Co. Tipperary. Full Programme Details Prebooking Essential Close-up of Himalayan Balsam flower head MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is hosting a training workshop entitled ‘Dealing With Invasive

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Free Community Workshop – Invasive Weeds 16/02/11

Free Community Workshop ‘Dealing With Invasive Weeds in the Mulkear Catchment’ – Saturday, 26th February 2011 – 10.00 to 14.00hrs (including field trip) in Newport Community Centre, Newport, Co. Tipperary. Prebooking Essential Close-up of Himalayan Balsam flower head MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is hosting a training workshop entitled ‘Dealing With Invasive Weeds in the

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CAISIE – Exchange Visit to Sister Project 11/02/11

MulkearLIFE, together with our main project partners in Limerick County Council and the Office of Public Works, were delighted to avail of the opportunity to visit our sister project, CAISIE on the 10 February in Moycullen, Co. Galway. The CAISIE LIFE+ project, which is an acronym for the ‘Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration

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February Talks Continue 09/02/11

MulkearLIFE’s series of free illustrated talks continues this Monday night (14th February 2011) with an extremely interesting talk entitled "Shannon’s Dolphins -What Lies Beneath the Estuary". The talk by Dr. Simon Berrow will focus on the importance of protecting the Lower Shannon and the Shannon Estuary as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) to ensure

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Info Session on LIFE+ 03/02/11

The European Commission will launch the 2011 LIFE+ Call for Proposals in mid February 2011, with a budget of €265.36 million for projects across the EU targeting the environment under three headings: Nature & Biodiversity, Environment Policy & Governance, and Information & Communication. In Ireland, the indicative amount available for co-financing projects will be €4.04

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Another Great Outing – Mulkear Conservation Volunteers 31/01/11

Another Great Outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers took place last Saturday, 29th January 2011 when 26 volunteers gathered at the Mill Bar in Annacotty, Co. Limerick. After a discussion on health & safety issues and a quick cup of coffee it was off to work. The actual fieldwork took place upstream from Annacotty weir

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MulkearLIFE to feature on EcoEye 31/01/11

MulkearLIFE will feature on EcoEye on Tuesday 1st February 2011 on RTÉ 1 Television at 7.00pm. MulkearLIFE has not seen the final programme and hence the project has no real idea of what will be broadcast but the programme itself is about water. The programme is highlighted on RTÉ as follows: "In Ireland, it is

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Series of Illustrated Talks – February 2011 31/01/11

MulkearLIFE today announces details of another block of free Illustrated Talks. These talks form part of the four year Environmental Education Programme of MulkearLIFE working with schools and the local community within the Mulkear catchment in counties Limerick and Tipperary. The February 2011 series of talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of

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Request for Tender 24/01/11

Notice relating to MulkearLIFE’s Request for Tender for "The Trial of Alternative Water Sources for Cattle With Direct Access to the Mulkear River and its tributaries in the Mulkear Catchment and Monitor Improvements in Water Quality" has been published on the Irish government etenders website today: Http://www.etenders.gov.ie As stated in the etenders notice ‘the total

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Crowds Witness Dramatic Salmon Run 03/01/11

Crowds gathered on the 31st December 2010 and 1st & 2nd January 2011 at Annacotty weir on the Mulkear River to witness the wonderful sight of large numbers of Atlantic Salmon running the weir. Both young and old were on hand to see the very significant numbers of salmon running the weir. Levels of up

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The Big Freeze Continues Throughout the Mulkear Catchment 23/12/10

The big freeze continues throughout the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation. Much of the Mulkear catchment has experienced sub-zero day-time temperatures for six consecutive days with night-time temperatures recorded as low as minus 9 degrees Celsius and indeed significantly lower temperatures in isolated areas with snowfields. The Big Freeze has continued for 26 days

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Christmas & New Year Greetings 21/12/10

As the end of the year draws near MulkearLIFE would like to wish you all a very joyful and peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year in 2011. MulkearLIFE has achieved a great deal in 2010 and we would really like to thank you all most sincerely for your support, practical help and encouragement

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Mulkear Conservation Volunteers – Great Outing 22/11/10

The largest corps of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers to date undertook some great practical conservation work in the Clare Glens last Saturday (20 November 2010). Over twenty members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers (MCV) braved the cold to undertake a very considerable body of work. Mulkear Conservation Volunteers picking up litter The first hour of the

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Extensive New Fencing On Mulkear 18/11/10

Extensive new fencing has been erected on the Mulkear River below Ballyclough weir from the new road bridge downstream. Several hundred meters of fencing has been erected along the left hand river bank. Within the riparian zone the existing pathway for recreational users remains in place. The fencing is designed to perform two specific functions.

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The Story of Invasive Weed Species in the Mulkear Catchment 15/11/10

Invasive weed species (Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and knotweed species) are problematic along the entire course of the River Mulkear and indeed throughout the entire Mulkear catchment. Considerable progress has been made in recent months by Limerick County Council (LCC) and by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in addressing the extent of the problem

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Next Outing of Mulkear Conservation Volunteers 10/11/10

Please be aware that the next outing of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers will take place on Saturday, 20th November 2010, from 10.00 to 13.00. The meeting point will be Crumbs Cafe, Newport, Co Tipperary and there will will be tea/ coffee & scones available at Crumbs Cafe, which is just off the Square in Newport,

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MulkearLIFE Announces Facebook Page 08/11/10

Are you a Facebook junkie? Then your profile is not complete until you join the MulkearLIFE Facebook page! As one of the most popular ways of finding and networking with other people that share the same interests as you, the MulkearLIFE Facebook page will allow you to connect with like minded people concerned about the

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Mulkear In Flood 05/11/10

Following very heavy rains over the past two weeks (which are set to continue into early next week) the Mulkear River is in flood today (Friday, 5th Nov 2010). Significant numbers of fish (salmon and trout) were seen jumping the weir at Annacotty during the week but with today’s flood levels fish passage over the

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Project Partners Meet Minister 01/11/10

The partners involved in the delivery of MulkearLIFE had an opportunity to brief the Minister of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, Mr. John Gormley TD, on his recent official visit to the project. During the visit the Minister was given a detailed illustrated PowerPoint presentation on the project achievements to date. He was briefed

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First Catchment Based ‘Conservation Volunteers’ launched in the lower Shannon – Mulkear River Catchment 22/10/10

The Minister of the Environment, John Gormley TD, officially launched the ‘Mulkear Conservation Volunteers’ in Annacotty, Co. Limerick today (Friday, 22nd October 2010). The Mulkear Conservation Volunteers is the first ever volunteer corps established on a river catchment basis anywhere in Ireland. The group is a locally based corps of volunteers whose work is directly

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2nd Year of Environmental Education Programme Kicks Off 05/10/10

MulkearLIFE has been thrilled with the take up by local schools on the project’s Environmental Education Programme the second year of which kicked off this week. As part of project’s Environmental Education Programme last year (2009/2010 academic year) 20 local schools (15 primary and 5 post-primary) were visited from January to March 2010. An illustrated

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Upper Bilboa 20/09/10

MulkearLIFE was delighted to attend the official opening of the new Pilgrim Looped walk on the Upper Bilboa on Friday evening (17 September 2010) in the village of Kilcommon. The new looped walk covers a beautiful area of upland high nature value farmland and forestry on the upper headwaters of the Bilboa river. The Project

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Autumn Talks Series Continues Tonight 15/09/10

Mr. Oisin Naughton, Catchment Management Officer for Inland Fisheries Ireland (Shannon River Basin District) will guest speak tonight, Wednesday 15th September, as part of the MulkearLIFE’s Autumn series of illustrated talks. His talk entitled "Fish & Fishermen – Understanding Catchment Management" will focus on the importance of involving all stakeholders in catchment management to ensure

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Teagacs Agri-Environmental Conference 09/09/10

Project supporter Teagacs hosted a major agri-environmental conference in the Mulkear catchment this week which MulkearLIFE was delighted to have a display stand at. The 2010 Agri Environment Conference provided a forum for those working in the agri-environmental arena to discuss the most topical environmental issues affecting agriculture in Ireland. The Conference focused on the

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Details of Four Free Illustrated Talks In September 2010 Announced 09/09/10

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland today announces details of its Autumn block of free Illustrated Talks which will take place in September 2010 in the Cappamore Community Centre, Cappamore, Co. Limerick. These illustrated talks form part of the four year Environmental Education Programme of MulkearLIFE working with schools and the local community within the Mulkear

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EU Network Event – Dublin 07/09/10

The MulkearLIFE project had an opportunity to attend a conference on environmental communications at European Union House (Dublin) on Saturday 4 September 2010. The conference brought together almost 100 of Ireland’s leading environmental journalists, academics, NGO managers and green business executives. The conference, which was organised by the EC Representation in Ireland and DCU’s Celsius

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Important Networking Event 03/09/10

MulkearLIFE was delighted to be in a position to attend an important seminar hosted by project supporter Teagasc on the key role watercourse margins play in enhancing biodiversity in riparian zones. The event took place in Johnstown Castle in Teagasc’s Environmental Research Centre on 2 September 2010 and included a field trip. MulkearLIFE has a

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Important Visitors to MulkearLIFE 01/09/10

MulkearLIFE was delighted to host the Senior Management Team of the newly established Inland Fisheries Ireland on their recent visit to Limerick. The project team was in a position to make a detailed presentation to Dr. Ciaran Byrne, CEO, and the various heads of function including Head of Finance, Mr Pat Doherty, Head of Human

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MulkearLIFE at the Cappgahmore Agricultural Show 17/08/10

MulkearLIFE had a great day at the Cappamore Agricultural Show on Wednesday 18 August. This year, the Show Committee hosted its 56th Annual Show which has now become an extremely important part of the social and cultural fabric of East Limerick and West Tipperary. The Cappamore Show is one of the biggest local agricultural events

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MulkearLIFE Events For National Heritage Week 2010 13/08/10

The MulkearLIFE project will hold two public events as part of National Heritage Week 2010 which runs from the 21st to 29th August (www.heritageweek.com). The details of the events are as follows: Event: Exploring Biodiversity on the Mulkear River Date & Times: Saturday 21 August : 13:00 – 14:30 Wednesday – 25 August : 13:00

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Significant Progress Achived – August 2010 05/08/10

MulkearLIFE has now been in operation for just over 18 months. Inland Fisheries Ireland (formerly the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board) is lead partner together with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Limerick County Council (LCC). Additional funding support comes from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Tipperary County Councils (North and South

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Vital New Infomation From Sea Lamprey Tagging & Tracking 30/07/10

Sea lamprey moved back into the Mulkear system around mid May and MulkearLIFE began its comprehensive tagging operation on the 21 May 2010 at Annacotty Bridge. This was the first such prorgramme ever undertaken in Ireland. Earlier in the week, MulkearLIFE’s Project Officer, Mr. Glen Wightman had noted the presence of sea lamprey immediately below

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Catchment Wide Otter Survey Work 21/07/10

A comprehensive catchment wide rapid assessment survey took place in late June 2010 by five teams including individuals from the MulkearLIFE, Shannon Regional Fisheries Board (now Inland Fisheries Ireland), National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and local volunteers. The survey day was preceded by a full day training session with Dr. Ferdia Marnell from NPWS.

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Success in Controlling Invasive Weeds 12/07/10

Invasive weed species (Giant Hogweed, Japanese Knotweed & Himalayan Balsam) are problematic along the entire course of the River Mulkear and indeed throughout the entire Mulkear catchement. Considerable progress has been made in recent months by Limerick County Council and by the OPW in addressing the extent of the problem with targeted programmes of control

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The Establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland 01/07/10

Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an "historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource". The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved in the management of the resource and is fully operational as of today. The establishment

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560 School Children Benefit from MulkearLIFE Environmental Education Programme 21/05/10

The final school field trip of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme, in the 2009 / 2010 academic year, was completed in glorious sunshine on Thursday 20th May 2010. As part of this Environmental Education Programme 20 local schools (15 primary and 5 post-primary) were visited from January to March 2010. Illustrated presentations, a quiz game and

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Sea Lamprey – A Great Day Tagging 21/05/10

MulkearLIFE reached a significant milestone over the last number of days with the tagging of some 50 Sea Lamprey on Friday last 21 May 2010. A day to remember as MulkearLIFE tagged its first Sea Lamprey. This work was conducted with the support of the staff of the Central Fisheries Board – Dr. Sean Rooney

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MulkearLIFE – Making the News 18/05/10

MulkearLIFE has been delighted with the media coverage and related project exposure since the official project launch in early May 2010. The launch generated significant news exposure for MulkearLIFE and our work. At a local level media coverage this included print and radio coverage throughout the Mid-West region. At a national level the MulkearLIFE launch

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New EU LIFE project launches in lower Shannon SAC – Mulkear River Catchment 04/05/10

The launch took place today (Tuesday, 4th May 2010) of MulkearLIFE, a new €1.75 million European Commission funded LIFE Nature project working on the restoration of the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation (Mulkear River catchment) for Atlantic Salmon, Sea Lamprey and Otter. The project is led by the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board (so to

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Talk Series Highlights Birds within the Mulkear Catchment 28/04/10

The last in the series of four free illustrated talks kicks off tonight (Wed. 28th April) at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Admission to the talk is free of charge. The series of illustrated talks will conclude on Wednesday 28th April with a talk by well known birdman Mr. John Murphy entitled

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Talk Series Highlights Fishing for Conservation- The Perspective of an Angler and Inspector 21/04/10

The third in the series of four free illustrated talks kicks off tonight (Wed. 21st April) at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Admission to the talk is free of charge. The third talk will be given by Mr. Ken O’Neill and is entitled "Fishing for Conservation – The Perspective of an Angler

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Talk Series Highlights Biodiversity on Irish Rivers Tonight 14/04/10

The second in the series of four free illustrated talks kicks off tonight (Wed. 14th April) at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Admission to the talk is free of charge. The second talk will be given by Dr. Fran Igoe and is entitled "Biodiversity on Irish Rivers". Dr. Igoe is well known

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Talk Series Kicks Off Tonight 07/04/10

The first in the series of four free illustrated talks kicks off tonight (Wed. 7th April) at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Admission to the talk is free of charge. The first talk will be given by Mr. Ruairí Ó Conchúir and Mr. Glen Wightman of the Mulkear LIFE project and is

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Details of 1st Block Of Free Illustrated Talks Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick 19/03/10

Mulkear LIFE today announces details of its first block of free Illustrated Talks. The block of illustrated talks form part of the four year Environmental Education Programme of the Mulkear LIFE project which will target primary and secondary schools and the wider local community within the Mulkear catchment in counties Limerick and Tipperary. The Mulkear

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Launch of Mulkear LIFE Sister Project: Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland (CAISIE) 01/03/10

The Mulkear LIFE project team and the Assistant CEO of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board had an opportunity this week to attend the launch of the European Commission LIFE Nature Project ‘Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland – CAISIE’. The Central Fisheries Board secured funding support from the European Commission’s LIFE+ Nature programme and

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Shannon Regional Fisheries Board staff meets Head of European Parliament Office in Ireland 26/02/10

The staff of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board had an opportunity this week to discuss the work of the Mulkear LIFE project with the Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland, Mr. Francis Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs met with the Assistant CEO of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board, Mr Sean Ryan and Mr Ruairí Ó

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Launch of 4 Year Environmental Education Programme 02/02/10

Mulkear LIFE, a partnership-based project which aims to restore degraded habitats along stretches of the Mulkear River, today announces the launch of its Environmental Education Programme. This four year programme will target primary and secondary schools and the wider local community within the Mulkear catchment in counties Limerick and Tipperary. The Environmental Education Programme will

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Mulkear LIFE project launch 23/12/09

The Mulkear LIFE project will be officially launched in late January 2010. The Mulkear LIFE website will also be launched at this time.

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Mulkear LIFE, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ashbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)61 300 238   Email: limerick@fisheriesireland.ie