Shay Hurley presents exhibition in Clonmel on the River Suir's heritage and wildlife

Shay Hurley exhibition

Shay Hurley's exhibition on the River Suir opened at Clonmel Library last week and continues until Monday December 4th

An exhibition on the River Suir’s heritage and wildlife is being held in Clonmel Library.

During the exhibition - which opened last week and continues until Monday, December 4th -  there will be talks by local River Suir activist and Workman’s Boat Club member Shay Hurley.  

Shay is well known to people in the Clonmel area as a local historian and an advocate for the Suir and its wildlife.  

He has put together a comprehensive exhibition, which profiles traditional activities such as boat-building, together with the unique wildlife for which the Suir is famous.  

The exhibition is open to the public and also to schools who wish to come along and learn about the Suir.  

A workshop, or river walk entitled ‘Walk the Willow Walk’ can also be organised to explore historic parts of the river including Suir Island, which is currently the subject of a master plan for development as a local amenity area.  

This exhibition also complements the work currently on display in the County Museum, ‘Architecture on the River Suir’, by students of Waterford Institute of Technology.  

The Suir has recently experienced an outbreak of Crayfish Plague, which threatens the survival of native White Clawed crayfish. 

The river is also the subject of a pending River Basin Management Plan, for which there has been extensive public consultation over the past year.   

For more information on the exhibition or to arrange a school visit contact Shay Hurley on 087-9568576.

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