Working Together Better for the Shannon Seminar
On Thursday 29th April 2010, the Heritage Council hosted a seminar in Carrick on Shannon on the future of the Shannon.
The morning session covered the recent weather extremes in Ireland; the implications for the inland waterways of climate change, heritage and tourism; invasive species along the Shannon, what we can learn from the archaeology along the Shannon, the Shannon River Basin Management Plan and the proposed Catchment Flood Risk Management Plan for the Shannon.
In the afternoon, there was be an open forum discussion on the future vision for the Shannon and its surrounds.
Speakers throughout the day included Adjunct Professor of Meteorology Ray Bates, Meteorology & Climate Change, UCD; Mary Stack, Failte Ireland; Liam Lysaght, National Biodiversity Data Centre; Rory McNeary, University of Ulster; Enda Thompson, Shannon IRBD co-ordinator; Tony Smith, OPW, Director of Engineering; Conor Newman, chairman of the Heritage Council.
Click on the title of the presentations below to download in PDF format:
Recent Weather Extremes in Ireland in the Context of Global Warming [PDF 1.4MB]
by Ray Bates
Meteorology and Climate Centre, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCD
Shannon River Basin Management Plan [PDF 3.3MB]
by Enda Thompson
Climate Change, Heritage, and Tourism: Implications for Our Inland Waterways [PDF 4.7MB]
by Mary Stack
Environment and Planning
National Biodiversity Data Centre [PDF 5.1MB]
Working together better for the Shannon 2010
by Liam Lysaght
Riverine Archaeology in Ireland and the Shannon: Past, Present and Future Directions [PDF 2.9MB]
by Rory McNeary
Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster
Catchment Flood Risk Management Plan for the River Shannon [PDF 2.2MB]
by Tony Smyth,
Director of Engineering Services
On the evening prior to the seminar (Wednesday 28th April 2010), the Council also hosted a celebration of the heritage of the Shannon in the Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon. This involved a tour of the current exhibition by Maurice O’Connell: “Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Narrative, Propositions, Landscape, Architecture and People”; an address by Conor Newman, Chairperson, Heritage Council ; Traditional Irish airs by ‘Fat Sam’s’ group and a reading by Brian Leyden, acclaimed local author and music by local violin students of the Suzuki teaching method.