Riverside regeneration continues at Lackagh

Riverside regeneration continues at Lackagh
Work is continuing on regenerating one of the county’s most famous waterways.

Work is continuing on regenerating one of the county’s most famous waterways.

Donegal Local Development Company Ltd. (DLDC) are supporting Creeslough & District Angling Association with riverside works at Lackagh including the development of a boardwalk which is generating a renewed interest and positivity around the river as an amenity for both locals and DLDC has been delivering the new employment initiative, TÚS since 2011 and currently employs 220 participants, working with 130 community and voluntary groups throughout DLDC’s central catchment area. TÚS Participants have been engaged on the Lackagh project since January 2012 and current participants, Emmett and Bernard Boyce, are part of the initiative and as locals, have an interest in the rejuvenation of Lackagh and angling and hope it will benefit the area by encouraging tourism and recreation.

All work undertaken is done in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Neil Gallagher of Creeslough & District Angling Association expressed his gratitude to DLDC, current and past TÚS workers for their commitment, dedication and hard work over the past three years. They also received funding under DLDCs Rural Development Programme through LEADER for a three year development plan and are currently in the process of drawing up this plan for the fisheries in the Creeslough area incorporating Lackagh River, Owencarrow River, Glen Lough, Lough na Toohey, Lough More and Rooskey Lough.