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 […]

Holy Island on Lough Derg Is Taken Into Public Ownership

Clare County Council has announced a comprehensive plan relating to the future tourism development and visitor management of the “Jewel of The Lough Derg”, Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, County Clare.   At a ceremony in Mountshannon today, the Local Authority confirmed it has acquired 41 acres on the island which, together with […]

Lough Derg eagles to soar again this Summer

– 2014 trial opening period generates half a million euro for local economy   The popular White Tailed Sea Eagle Viewing & Information Point at Mountshannon Pier in Co. Clare has reopened to the public following a hugely successful pilot opening period last summer.   More than 10,000 people flocked to the shores of Lough […]

New Trail Showcases Natural Heritage Treasures Of Lough Derg

A new trail showcasing the rich natural heritage of Lough Derg has been developed in time for the 2015 summer season.   Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail is produced by the County Councils in Clare, Galway and Tipperary, and co-funded by The Heritage Council and Lakelands & Inland Waterways.   The 130-kilometre trail […]

Launch of Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail Thursday 30th April

The new Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail will be officially launched at a seminar being held at The Workhouse Centre in Portumna, County Galway, next Thursday, 30th April.   The event, which takes place from 10.30am to 1.15pm,  will feature presentations by Dr. Alan Mee on the White Tailed Sea Eagles on Lough […]

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