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River Derry Bubbles Project secures LEADER funding with Tinahely Community Projects.

After the success of the engagement with Kilcommon School, the next steps was obvious. It all boiled down to timing. LEADER’s put out a call for interested parties to develop projects around and focusing on our freshwater resources.

The Derry-Rosnastraw-Coolboy sub catchment was also targeted for action under the current River Basement Management plans. Tinahely Community Projects seeked out suitable people to run a river / catchment project. I was very pleased to be awarded the tender. Tinahely Community Projects successfully secured the LEADER funds through Wicklow Partnership Company.

The Bubbles are heading to five local national schools.

The five schools, being Crossbridge National School, Tinahely National School, St. Mary’s NS in Coolafancy, and then in Shillelagh, School No. 1 NS and Scoil Mhuire na nAird. Its going to be a busy year for myself and Maeve Hunter as she has agreed to join me for this successful, outreach, catchment focused project.