Water and Communities

Do your local Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Canals and Wetlands matter to you?


The Waters and Communities Office are hosting public meetings within the coming weeks to discuss the natural waters of County Offaly. If you are interested in water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local waterways then this is an opportunity for you to have your say.


We will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 along with details on how you can input into the final  plan. The Waters & Communities Office aims to get local  communities more involved in valuing and protecting our  local waters and these meetings provide an opportunity to  have your say.


Basil Mannion, Community Waters Officer for Offaly will present this information and facilitate a  discussion on the issues raised.  There will be refreshments after the meeting and  opportunities to network.  The times, dates and  venues of the meetings are set out below.  For more  information contact Basil on 086-8599514 or bmannion@lawco.ie. Visit www.watersandcommunities.ie and like us on Facebook.


County Arms Hotel,  Birr

Thursday 18th May

7.00pm – 9.00pm


Bridge House Hotel Tullamore

Wednesday 24th May

7.00pm – 9.00pm


Larkins Bar & Restaurant Main Street, Edenderry

Thursday 25th May

7.00pm – 9.00pm



For information on water quality in your area or to find out what local communities are doing  around Ireland, check out  www.catchments.ie and sign up for the Catchments Newsletter.