A Bredagh-river focused ‘World Café’ is to take place in Moville on Saturday and everyone is invited to go along and celebrate this local landmark.
The event is being organised by Celebrate Water, who in 2013 began a journey with the community of Moville - a journey of co-operation and discovery.
Hearing many stories of happy days by the river as children, the team at Celebrate Water invited the Moville community to discuss the idea of re-opening the overgrown and disused river walk at the back of the Malin Road. At that time the community met in St. Eugene’s Hall and planned workdays to clean up the litter and gather at events to celebrate the wonderful biodiversity and heritage of the Bredagh.
It’s three years later and much work has been achieved on the river. The path has been cleared and extended along the Home Field, a bird hide is being installed with the help and skills of the Moville Men’s Shed.
Three Tús workers can be seen clearing vegetation and litter and making the area more accessible. Over 34 events have been run by the river and people of all ages have admired the natural beauty and tranquility of the Bredagh river corridor.
Everyone is now warmly invited to the World Café - an informal cafe-style discussion group which allows you to mingle with different people and consider questions and plans.
All those who attend will be able to also chat in small groups and put forward their ideas. There will be lunch too and the event is free to all ages.
The event starts officially at 12 noon on Saturday 5th March when everyone will gather at the Tree in Moville Square and walk part of the river walk together.
Martin Hopkins will be available to chat about the local heritage of the river and a tree will be planted as it’s Tree Week too.
If you are going along to the walk please wear appropriate footwear as the trail is mucky. Everyone will then walk back to Glencrow Hall for 1pm where they will eat and chat and the community can see images of the work
that has been carried out over the three years.
Celebrate Water would like to thank everyone who has been involved and supported the project to date.
Donegal County Council and Donegal Change Makers provided funding for aspects of the walk but they said it is due to the generosity of the landowners, businesses and the general community that has allowed the
project to get this far. A spokesperson said: “May we have many more happy memories by the river.”