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The Community Water Fund helps Portrun, County Roscommon tell the story of the Portrunny water catchment
The Community Water Development Fund supports communities developing water related projects and initiatives. Eoghan Brennan from Portrun Development Association tells us what his community has done with their funding.
During 2018, Portrun Development Association received funding under the Community Water Development Fund for the installation of an interpretive sign for the Hind River and the production of a short film on Portrunny Water Catchment.
The Hind River has been identified as a Priority Area for Action to improve water quality on Lough Ree. The interpretive sign was installed at the Hind River road bridge in Clooncagh which is close to Portrunny. Visitors to the area on the Portrunny Heritage Trail now have the benefit of this sign, along with cyclists on the Green Heartlands Cycle and future visitors as part of Irelands Hidden Heartlands.
The sign has information about the Hind River, its drainage and navigation, and the butterflies and biodiversity it helps provide a habitat for.
Portrun Development Association would like to acknowledge the help and support of Community Water Officer Catherine Seale, NPWS Ranger Laura Gallagher and John Mockler from Roscommon County Council for making these projects possible.