Corrib Beo plans a busy programme for Heritage Week, 2023
Corrib Beo is glad to announce its programme for National Heritage Week, 2023.
The series of exhibitions, guided walks, lectures, and pier-side events are designed to focus public attention on the rich heritage and ecology of Lough Corrib, which is Ireland’s largest inland lake.
Corrib Beo is an environmental NGO, set up in 2019 with support from LAWPRO and dedicated to a sustainable Corrib including the restoration of the Corrib wild fishery. Its activities included heritage, promotion of recreational trails, education work with schools and outreach to communities on the value of the Corrib.
- We open with the launch of ‘Corrib shores – These are our People’ at Galway City Museum on Saturday 12 August, showcasing profiles of notable personalities, from all walks of life, as selected by 11 communities around the Corrib.
- There will be guided walks on the ‘Industrial/Mill Heritage of Galway’s Canals’ by Phil James on Tuesday 15 August and a ‘Nature Walk in Cong’ on Wednesday 16 August.
- Cilian Roden, a noted ecologist on the Corrib, will give a lecture on the work of the late Tony Whilde in Kilcummin Church, Oughterard on Friday 18 August. Whilde set up the Corrib Conservation Centre in the 1980s and the talk is entitled: ‘Does Tony Whildes’s vision of the Corrib still matter?”.
- A new guidebook ‘Our Corrib Walks’ by Patrick McGinley and Denis Healy will be launched.
- The closing event is ‘Hands Across the Corrib’ at Knockferry and Kilbeg piers on Sunday 20 August – featuring crafts, traditional music, food and a series of talks on the work of LAWPRO, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Angling Federation this event attracted over 400 participants last year.
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