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2011 Clean Up

The public are at risk - pollution concerns as RUBBISH galore in North Monaghan rivers & lake catchment systems - REGULAR MAINTENANCE is required to sort out the problem as advised by friends of Emy Lough &
Mountain water group during annual 2011 clean up.....
Many thanks to those volunteers (see below) who took time out and helped on Friday and Saturday morning & evening last to make a start to clean Emy Lake shoreline and the Mountain river. The mountain stream flows
through Emyvale into Emy Lough.The lake is used for public drinking water for the Emyvale/Glaslough & surrounding environs. Approx 30 bags of rubbish filled a skip over the course of a couple of hours and highlights
the large amount of rubbish in our rivers and around our lovely lake shores.'No wild life could ever live in this river' commented one volunteer.The river is a nursery for wild brown trout who leave the lake in Autumn and spawn in the winter months.So the river is used for public drinking, for wildlife, swimming, walking ,angling etc so its so important to keep the feeder stream to Emy Lough clean, oxygented and in healthy condition.
Thanks to Joe, Pat, Paudge, Willie, Mark, Enda, Karen, Aoibheann, John,Martin,Seamus,Daragh & Barbara who helped on last weekend.Thanks to Lawerence for quad & trailer & Martin for van use.Thank you also to
Monaghan County Council for skip and to An Taisce for bags.
There is still alot more cleaning to be completed on the mountain river as there was more rubbish/blockages evident.
We hope to continue this necessary work this weekend and we need more help. If you can volunteer for an hour or so please contact Enda Fields on 0876319298 or email


The Clean-up continued on Saturday and the Mill Race benefited from the Trojan work carried out by Enda Fields, Joe Fields, John Finn and Seamus Downey. Masses of rubbish, some not so small, was cleared from the stream and the water is flowing freely again. Well done to these volunteers for going well beyond their civic duty to improve the environment for us all. Thanks boys. We hear that Enda advises an early morning dip in cold water as a great way of starting a day’s work !!!