Streamscapes Ilen

The StreamScapes Ilen Project, which has been produced with support from West Cork Community Development, represents the ideal in StreamScapes methodology.  A small critical mass of an entire River Catchment & Coastal Zone’s population has been directly engaged in theoretical and practical lessons in Aquatic & Biodiversity education, supported by a dedicated Project Booklet (including insert map of the River Ilen Catchment & Coastal Zone).  The project included a Festival where participants exhibited their project work and celebrated their aquatic and biodiversity resources (see Photo Gallery Link below). 807 participants so far and counting!

StreamScapes Ilen has been supported by:

View Project Video made by StreamScapes Ilen Coastal Schools with music by Rath NS (c. 8.5mb)

Ilen Project Book

An introduction to the water cycle, information on the rich Biodiversity (including humans!) which a healthy River Ilen supports and it furthermore contains useful information on how we impact upon water quality and how we may achieve ‘Best Practice’ in pursuit of livelihood, recreation, and domestic management.

Project map

Roll of honour

From Source to Sea (and out to the Islands!), the following groups to date have participated in the StreamScapes Ilen Project with distinction, going on field trips and learning about the wonders of local aquatic and biodiversity assets:

Primary Schools:

Scoil Mhuire, Caislean Ui Dhonnabhain
Drimoleague Junior School
Dromore NS
Caheragh NS
Drimoleague Senior School
Scoil Naomh Ioseph (Derryclough)
Drinagh NS
Maulatrahane Central NS
Scoil Naomh Seosamh
Gaelscoil Dr. M Ui Shuilleabhan
Padraig Naofa NS
Abbeystrewey NS
Lisheen NS
Derreeny NS
Rath NS
Sherkin NS
Oileáin Chléire NS
Kilcoe NS
Castlehaven NS

Secondary Schools:

Mercy Heights
De la Salle
Rossa College

Community & Voluntary Groups:

RIPPLE, Skibbereen
Caheragh Community Group, Caheragh
Drimoleague Heritage Walkway Group, Drimoleague
Ilen Rovers GAA Club, Church Cross
Castletownsend Community Group

Corporate Groups:

Drinagh Co-op Dairy Farmers
Glenilen Dairy, Drimoleague
Hegarty’s Boatyard, Old Court (River Ilen estuary)
Field’s Supervalu, Skibbereen
Top of the Rock Pod Pairc, Drimoleague
Skibbereen Water Treatment Plant Staff

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