River Suir Seminar - Line Up Announced

Do you have an interest in or love for the River Suir? If so, you are invited to come along to the second River Suir Showcase seminar in Carrick-on-Suir. At this event a number of short talks on a range of river-related topics will be presented, and there will be specialists from the various bodies that have responsibility for different aspects of the river on hand to answer any queries. Topics include, boating on the Suir, fisheries, biodiversity, archaeology, invasive species, community and voluntary activities, and heritage survey projects on the Suir and the Nore.

Do you have an interest in or love for the River Suir? If so, you are invited to come along to the second River Suir Showcase seminar in Carrick-on-Suir. At this event a number of short talks on a range of river-related topics will be presented, and there will be specialists from the various bodies that have responsibility for different aspects of the river on hand to answer any queries. Topics include, boating on the Suir, fisheries, biodiversity, archaeology, invasive species, community and voluntary activities, and heritage survey projects on the Suir and the Nore.

This seminar is a follow-on from the first River Suir Showcase Seminar in January, where a forum was provided to gather information and opinion on the future development of the Suir. This forum resulted in the creation of a River Suir Community Action Plan, which has now being rolled-out as part of a broader European (ERDF) funded INTERREG project called ‘Green and Blue Futures’. The Community Action Plan also has multi-agency support, including from South Tipperary Development Company. A number of funding streams are available to persons or groups with river-related projects which can be incorportated as part of the Community Action Plan. You can find out about how to engage with this plan and about the funding streams at the River Suir Showcase Seminar.

Everyone is welcome to attend the entire seminar or to drop in for a short time. So come along and meet other river people and find out what activities are going on along the river.

Below is the line up for the River Suir Showcase Seminar - Tuesday November 27. 3-7pm

Mayor of Carrick, Cllr Liam Walsh Carrick-on-Suir Town Council Welcome Address 3pm

Cathaoirleach, Cllr John Crosse South Tipperary County Council Launch of seminar 3:05pm

Labhaoise McKenna South Tipperary Co Co – Heritage Setting the scene: River Suir Community Action Plan and Green & Blue Futures Project 3:10pm.

Tina Mulhearne South Tipperary Development Company Farm diversification project potential in Tipperary 3:20pm.

Marie McMahon South Tipperary County Museum South Tipperary County Museum re-design & ‘Living Scuplture’ project 3:30pm.

Mieke Muyllaert Ecologist River Suir habitat survey 2012 – Ardfinnan village and Golden to Castleleake 3:40pm.

Mieke Muyllaert & Eddie D’Alton Ecologist & Tidy Towns Representative River Suir communities – making it happen 3:50pm.

Kevin Collins Birdwatch Ireland Wildlife on the river Suir 4pm.

Deirdre Black Landscape Architect Expressing your place through art and signage 4:10pm.

Helen Moran & John Flynn Inland Fisheries Ireland Volunteer control of Himalayan balsam & the CAISIE project 4:20p.

Dolores Fahey Civil Defence Water safety on the river Suir 4.30pm.

Joanne Hughes South Tipperary Development Company The Butler Trail and River Suir Projects 4.45pm

Richard Jennings & Jimmy Lenehan Kilkenny Archaeology Community mapping of names on the river Nore 5.10pm

James Eogan National Roads Authority Vikings on the Suir at Woodstown 5.20pm

Paula Tracey Waterways Ireland Protecting Biodiversity in Recreational Waterways 5:30pm

Michael Butler Clonmel Canoe Club Park and Play Kayaking Potential on the Suir 5.40pm.

Ellen O’Donnell & Mark Hickey Clonmel Youth Training Enterprises Youth boat building project on the Suir 5.50pm.

Sally O’Leary South Tipperary County Council – Arts Service A changing riverscape through Arts 6pm.

Tony Pilbro Artist & Chairman of Greenway Arts Initiative Greenway Artists Initiative 6.10pm.

Michael Coady Poet A River Suir Journey 6.20pm.