Castleisland Community College along with Mary Walsh and Sheila Hannon of the local Tidy Towns committee have worked hard over the last number of months researching the biodiversity of the River Maine.
Last year, Transition Year students from the college won a €1,000 prize-fund in the Regional Youth Award for their work on an environmental study on the river.
Invest in the Community
They decided to reinvest their winnings back into the community and to produce the information boards to convey the biodiversity information.
Walsh Colour Print, under the expertise of graphics designer, Aidan Kelly – a past pupil of the school – designed the layout free of charge.
The research undertaken involved highlighting the most common birds, trees, vegetation and fish to be found along the river walk.
The students were involved in learning about the biodiversity of the river from both Mary Walsh and their biology teacher Cáit McEllistrem.
Bliain na Gaeilge 2018
Their Irish teachers, Doreen Killington and Ms. O’Sullivan helped them to also conveying the information As Gaeilge – as is appropriate for Bliain na Gaeilge 2018.
“It is certainly a testament to a strong community spirit with all groups working to improve our town,” said Ms. Killington.
The signs are located beside the Crageen Bridge leading up to An Ríocht on the community college boundary wall with the river walk.
“Ar scath a chéile a mhaireann na daoine,” said Ms. Killington in an appropriately philosophical conclusion.
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