Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway. September 14th-17th

The 10th Shorelines Arts Festival takes place 14th-17th September in Portumna, Co. Galway. The four-day festival has developed into a premier boutique festival on the shores of Lough Derg & the River Shannon. It’s a true community project with an extensive programme of literature, drama, art, music, film, workshops, as well as a schools arts […]

Public Consultation On Draft Holy Island Development Plan

Tourism and community representatives are being invited to a public consultation event being held in relation to the Draft Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg.   Clare County Council will facilitate the event, the third such consultation to take place on the proposed plan, atMountshannon Community […]

€200,000 funding for Lough Derg Blueway initiative

The Department Of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs has allocated €200,000 under the Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) initiative for the marketing, development and promotion of The Lough Derg Blueway, which includes the soon to be completed Lough Derg Canoe Trail.   Managed by a Steering Committee comprising the Lough Derg Marketing Group, […]

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada in Tipperary

Sinn MEP Liadh Ní Riada was in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on Friday to meet the River Shannon Protection Alliance group along with Cllr Séamie Morris. Liadh heard first hand from people who have been affected by the lowering water levels on Lough Derg among many other issues. Liadh agrees that Lough Derg is vital for […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Launched After Cruiser Runs Aground by Scilly Islands

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, to assist 4 people after their 34ft cruiser ran aground by the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg.   At 1.39pm, the lifeboat launched with helm Ger Egan, Lian Knight and Delia Ho on board. Winds was east-southeasterly, Force 3. Visibility was good. The […]

Key Lough Derg Harbour Reopens After Refurbishment In Portumna

Waterways Ireland is delighted to announce that Portumna’s Castle harbour opened to vessels for berthing the first weekend in June following extensive renovation and upgrade. The harbour works included the doubling of mooring capacity at this ever popular location, upgrade of berths, re-paving of quay area and installation of cut stone walls. While the Harbour […]

Second Public Consultation On Holy Island Development plan

  Tourism and community representatives are being invited to an upcoming public consultation on the preparation of a Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island on Lough Derg.   Clare County Council will facilitate the event, the second such consultation to take place on the proposed plan, atMountshannon Community Hall at 7.30pm […]

Abstraction at Parteen Basin emerging as preferred option for new major water source for the Eastern and Midlands regions

Abstraction at Parteen Basin has least environmental impact of the four options under consideration 10 week period of public consultation on the ‘Preliminary Options Appraisal Report’ now underway Irish Water has today published a report that identifies the ‘Emerging Preferred Option’ for developing a new source of drinking water supply for the Eastern and Midlands […]

Consultants Appointed To Prepare Plan For Holy Island On Lough Derg

Clare County Council has today (Monday, 19 October 2015) announced the appointment of a team of specialists to prepare a Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island on Lough Derg. Dublin-based Solearth Architecture is being engaged to prepare proposals in relation to improving access to the island and the provision of tourism facilities on or near the island, […]

Tourism Development For Holy Island On Lough Derg

Clare County Council has confirmed it is seeking tenders from professional experts to produce an implementation strategy for visitor management and sustainable tourism development on Holy Island.   Earlier this month, the Local Authority acquired 41 acres on the island which, together with the 2 acres already in the ownership of the Office of Public […]

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