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A Celebration of the Caha River

A Celebration of the Caha River

Dunmanway Historical Society & Dunmanway Community Council & ASSAP Dairygold & ASSAP Teagasc & the Bandon Rivers Trust

In 2020 the farmers along the Caha River came together and worked with Local Authority water quality scientist (LAWPRO & LAWCO), Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Program (ASSAP) advisors and the Bandon Rivers Trust to take the steps needed to protect their river. They recognized the massive importance of protecting this unique amenity in a region steeped with historical importance.

With the help of the Local Authority Community Waters' Fund, nine local farmers erected fences along the riverbank and provided alternate sources of water for their livestock to drink from. Over 3.5 kilometers of the river now has a 2-meter buffer along its banks which will help to protect nutrient losses including sediment into the river and help to enhance the already flourishing wildlife along its length.

Please contact the event organisers (details below) for the latest information regarding COVID-19 safety measures and to register for this event

The Caha Project

Event Details

  • Saturday, 21st of August, Gates will open at 4.30 with speakers commencing at 5 pm to 7 pm.
  • An out-door streamside event to showcase this project as well as celebrate the local history associated with the Caha Catchment, will take place, along the riverbank and adjacent to the Caha Bridge itself. The location will be signposted off the main Dunmanway-Marcoom road (close to Eircode P47D859). Gates will open at 4.30 with speakers commencing at 5 pm to 7 pm. Due to Covid number restrictions, if you wish to attend this event, please register via text message to 086 7930863 or 087 3694388 • Learn about the fascinating history of the region. • Learn about the water quality of this river and what is being done nationally to protect this River and many others • Find out what the farmers in the Caha region have done to protect their River and why • Learn about the amazing and unique range of biodiversity in the Caha River

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