East Wicklow Rivers Trust

Protect, conserve and improve, Wicklow’s surface water bodies

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In Ireland, the well-established Slaney Rivers Trust and Nore Rivers Trust have been joined by a growing number of newly formed trusts, including Inishowen Rivers Trust in County Donegal, Maigue Rivers Trust in County Limerick and the Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust in County Kerry. A newly establish Association on the River Moy Trust in County Mayo.

In Northern Ireland, The Rivers Trust network stretches from the Lagan River in the east to Erne system in the west, with a total of 8trusts across the country. Two of these rivers trusts, the River Blackwater Catchment Trust and Erne Rivers Trust are crossborder,  making them the first international rivers trusts.

The trusts on the island of Ireland join the 44 in England and Wales and 25 rivers and fisheries trust in Scotland. In Ireland, The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (DHPCLG) and the newly formed Local Authority Water and Communities Office (LAWCO) are keen to see the development of rivers trusts across the country. The Department has provided funding to support groups who are interested in forming a rivers trust in their area.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Wicklow Salmon – A Vanishing Species?

Wicklow Salmon – A Vanishing Species?

To celebrate 2019 - International Year of the Salmon, we invite you to join Professor Ken Whelan, Research Director with the Atlantic Salmon Trust, to learn about and debate the plight of our iconic Atlantic salmon within their native range in County Wicklow. Our...

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Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Learn all about bat life around our rivers in the beautiful Mount Usher Gardens on this night-time walk with local ecologist Faith Wilson. Please wear warm clothes, strong footwear and bring a torch. If it's too wet the walk won't go ahead. Tuesday August 20th 2019...

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East Wicklow Rivers Trust – LAUNCHED!

East Wicklow Rivers Trust – LAUNCHED!

This Wednesday past (8th may), a rainy gloomy day ended with a bright glow in Ashford Co Wicklow. A huge crowd gathered from far and wide to support the EWRT launch event in the stunning surroundings of mount usher gardens. There was a warm welcome from Konrad jay who...

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