The sun shone and Nature looked stunning along the banks of the historic Bredagh River in Moville on Saturday last as a group gathered at noon at the Big Tree in Moville Square to begin the ‘Let it B! Biodiversity on the Bredagh River Walk regeneration’.
The meeting place at the tree was especially fitting for a project that seeks to explore, regenerate and protect both the natural and human heritage of the Bredagh.
The ancient name of the town of Moville is ‘Magh Bhile,’ meaning ‘The Plain of the Ancient Tree’. The tree in question traditionally being the assembly point for local clanns to gather to discuss matters of importance...and so they did at high noon on Saturday 16th February 2013 and in doing so were re-establishing this centuries old practice.
Several very enjoyable and productive hours of observation, reminiscing, story-telling, poetry and planning along the banks of the river on a beautiful Spring day full of promise and new growth, helped establish a very positive beginning to the Let it B! project as a whole.
The next phase will be a discussion and planning session, with lunch provided free of charge on Saturday 9th March between 12 and 3pm in St Eugene’s Hall, Moville. Everyone is very welcome!
This project is funded and supportd through the LA 21 Environmental Partnership Fund, Donegal Changemakers and the generosity of the local people of Moville and environs.
Anyone who wants more information or to participate in anyway is asked to please contact: Trish Murphy 0876478183 or Brian Wingham 0861605581(Celebrate Water!), Marian Mc Donald 0861520513 (Moville Tidy Towns).
You can also check the Celebrate Water! Website at www.celebratewaterinishowen.com