During 2018, Portrun Development Association received funding under the Community Water Development Fund for the installation of an interpretive sign for the Hind River and the production of a short film on Portrunny Water Catchment. This film can be viewed on Youtube or on our website www.portrun.ie. The Hind River has been identified as a recommended area for action to improve water quality on Lough Ree.
The interpretive sign was installed at the Hind River road bridge in Clooncagh which is close to Portrunny. Visitors to the area on the Portrunny Heritage Trail now have the benefit of this sign along with cyclists on the Green Heartlands Cycle.
Portrun Development Association would like to acknowledge the help and support of Catherine Seale (Waters and Communities Officer), Laura Gallagher (National Parks & Wildlife Conservation Ranger) and John Mockler (Roscommon Co Council – Municipal District Coordinator) for making these projects possible.
The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive.
Link to Portrunny Water Catchmentshort film.