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Take a Splash: As part of Heritage Week Emyvale Tidy Towns Committee organised an event at the Mountain Water river in Emyvale to demonstrate nature in it habitat and to raise awareness and appreciation of clean water and the need for man to conserve the quality of our water sources. Enda gave me a report on the event which we publish here: Take a Splash -- Mountain Water Heritage Day Report ... 25-8-19 was a glorious Sunday afternoon. Emyvale Tidy Towns committee welcomed a large public turnout throughout the afternoon to the banks of our beautiful mountain water to celebrate water heritage day. In the background, setting the scene a fantastic atmosphere got going by local talented traditional Irish musicians. The sun was out, music playing, the river flowing. Children and Adults had a wee splash in the cool mountain river. Various environmental talks and fun related activities took place. These talks were on water quality indicators to electro-fishing. There were many displays ie, fisheries fish tanks and most had a go at fly casting & fly tying. A lot of very useful environmental information were displayed on boards and tables placed lining the old mill road. People were chatting, listening and taking part and hopefully the public are that bit more aware on how to take care of the environment. Everyone came away learning something new. Children found all kinds of insects living in Emyvale and learnt how important water quality is to all of us and the wee creatures that live in it, Crayfish, sticklebacks, trout, stoneloach, minnow and many more species were found. A huge thanks to Gretta Mc Carron & Bernie O’ Flaherty from LAWCO ( Local Authority Water and Communities OffIce . LAWCO were the main sponsors of our event. Thank you. LAWCO demonstrated water kick sampling techniques and informed us all about the importance of good water quality. On the water front Rory Sheehan from Monaghan county council heritage section helped the public identify what lived in our river while on the Emyvale bank and who also got into the river to help out was Agricultural Science graduate Cathal Flood. Thanks Cathal - your fantastic enthusiasm and help on water quality & environmental issues was outstanding Thanks also to other people who helped out on the day namely:- Liam Murray from the Inlands Fishery Ireland. Liam demonstrated how the electro fishing device worked (stuns fish for few seconds so they can be removed and put into the fish tank display). The fish were not harmed in any way and the fishery board use this device for research purposes ie taking sample fish from the river or a lake to analyze etc . Thanks to Moria Kelly, Environmental officer from Monaghan county council environment section who supplied us with loads of environmental information https://monaghan.ie/environment/rivers-and-lakes/ Cheers to Emy and District anglers members Martin Mc Kenna (for Fly tying demonstration ) and the other Martin Mc Kenna and Jimmy Skinnader for fly casting demonstrations on the parish field. Thanks to Dan Curley & Alan Mc Cabe from the 'River Blackwater Catchment Trust' ( RBCT) for providing tent shelter and discussing and distributing information on the role of RBCT in the area. Thanks also to all the Irish Traditional Musicians . Thanks to Norah Ryan, Amy Hughes, Chloe Hughes, Grainne McKernan, Peter McKenna, Angela and Josephine O'Hagan, Monica Earley. Thanks to Eamon Hackett and Glaslough Harriers for use of parish sportfield & facilities. Thanks to Fabian Murphy & Emyvale Leisure Centre committee for loan of their chairs and tables. Thanks to Peter McMahon for use of his safety cones, mic & amplifier. Thanks to our local Garda Station for all their help. Thanks to Emyvale shops McMahon Foodstore & Williams Centra for providing refreshments. Finally a huge thanks to Emyvale Tidy Towns committee volunteers for organising the event & for preparing refreshments for all . An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Enda Fields
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Take a Splash: As part of Heritage Week Emyvale Tidy Towns Committee organised an event at the Mountain Water river in Emyvale to demonstrate nature in it habitat and to raise awareness and appreciation of clean water and the need for man to conserve the quality of our water sources. Enda gave me a report on the event which we publish here: Take a Splash -- Mountain Water Heritage Day Report ... 25-8-19 was a glorious Sunday afternoon. Emyvale Tidy Towns committee welcomed a large public turnout throughout the afternoon to the banks of our beautiful mountain water to celebrate water heritage day. In the background, setting the scene a fantastic atmosphere got going by local talented traditional Irish musicians. The sun was out, music playing, the river flowing. Children and Adults had a wee splash in the cool mountain river. Various environmental talks and fun related activities took place. These talks were on water quality indicators to electro-fishing. There were many displays ie, fisheries fish tanks and most had a go at fly casting & fly tying. A lot of very useful environmental information were displayed on boards and tables placed lining the old mill road. People were chatting, listening and taking part and hopefully the public are that bit more aware on how to take care of the environment. Everyone came away learning something new. Children found all kinds of insects living in Emyvale and learnt how important water quality is to all of us and the wee creatures that live in it, Crayfish, sticklebacks, trout, stoneloach, minnow and many more species were found. A huge thanks to Gretta Mc Carron & Bernie O’ Flaherty from LAWCO ( Local Authority Water and Communities OffIce . LAWCO were the main sponsors of our event. Thank you. LAWCO demonstrated water kick sampling techniques and informed us all about the importance of good water quality. On the water front Rory Sheehan from Monaghan county council heritage section helped the public identify what lived in our river while on the Emyvale bank and who also got into the river to help out was Agricultural Science graduate Cathal Flood. Thanks Cathal - your fantastic enthusiasm and help on water quality & environmental issues was outstanding Thanks also to other people who helped out on the day namely:- Liam Murray from the Inlands Fishery Ireland. Liam demonstrated how the electro fishing device worked (stuns fish for few seconds so they can be removed and put into the fish tank display). The fish were not harmed in any way and the fishery board use this device for research purposes ie taking sample fish from the river or a lake to analyze etc . Thanks to Moria Kelly, Environmental officer from Monaghan county council environment section who supplied us with loads of environmental information https://monaghan.ie/environment/rivers-and-lakes/ Cheers to Emy and District anglers members Martin Mc Kenna (for Fly tying demonstration ) and the other Martin Mc Kenna and Jimmy Skinnader for fly casting demonstrations on the parish field. Thanks to Dan Curley & Alan Mc Cabe from the 'River Blackwater Catchment Trust' ( RBCT) for providing tent shelter and discussing and distributing information on the role of RBCT in the area. Thanks also to all the Irish Traditional Musicians . Thanks to Norah Ryan, Amy Hughes, Chloe Hughes, Grainne McKernan, Peter McKenna, Angela and Josephine O'Hagan, Monica Earley. Thanks to Eamon Hackett and Glaslough Harriers for use of parish sportfield & facilities. Thanks to Fabian Murphy & Emyvale Leisure Centre committee for loan of their chairs and tables. Thanks to Peter McMahon for use of his safety cones, mic & amplifier. Thanks to our local Garda Station for all their help. Thanks to Emyvale shops McMahon Foodstore & Williams Centra for providing refreshments. Finally a huge thanks to Emyvale Tidy Towns committee volunteers for organising the event & for preparing refreshments for all . An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Enda Fields