The Maigue Rivers Trust is hosting a great family day about the Maigue River in Croom Town Park.

There are two events your families and friends may be interested in booking:

On Sat 20th May learn how to cast a fly-fishing line with master angler, Mike Quinlivan, in Croom town park.

Book your spot at any of the 4 sessions: 11am; 12-midday; 2pm and 3pm.

This is a free event.

Maigue Rivers Trust will provide all the neccessary equipment.

We are very grateful to Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund who provided the money to purchase the equipment in 2020.


Following the highly successful kayaking events held in previous years, the Maigue Riverstrust is delighted to announce that on Saturday, May 20th, the Maigue Rivers Trust is organising a kayak trip down the Maigue to explore the nature of the river.

We are delighted to be working with Nevsail Waterport again as our kayaking provider.

There are two trips, morning (9:00-12:30) or afternoon (1:00-4:30), for you to choose from.


# Minimum age requirement: 14

# Fitness: While this is a guided kayak event, people signing up to take part should expect a challenge and a lot of fun.

# Medical conditions: If you have medical condition(s) that requires you to carry medication (e.g. insulin, asthmatic medicine) please let the organisers know in advance via email ( and on the event day.#Morning paddle: Meet at 9:00am in Croom Town Park, be briefed on what to expect and get bussed to Cherrygrove Bridge. On the water for 10am, off the water around 12:30pm.

#Afternoon paddle: Meet at 1:30pm in Croom Town Park, be briefed on what to expect and get bussed to Cherrygrove Bridge. On the water for 2pm, off the water around 4:30pm.

#Clothing requirement: Nevsail will provide kayaks, wetsuits, lifejackets and helmets. You will need to wear swim gear and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. If you have your own wetsuit, bring that.

#Biosecurity: Crayfish plague – a water-borne fungal spore disease – is present in the Maigue River. It is not harmful to humans but it is deadly to our native crayfish. To prevent spreading the disease to other watercourses, we ask all participants to check, clean and 100% dry all your gear immediately after the trip. The plague’s fungal spores need water to survive, by 100% drying out your gear you kill the spores.The cost per person is €30 (€27.55+ 5.9%+0.79c booking fee)

#Photos!!! All photos from the event will be made freely available to participants after the event.

#The overall cost of this event is being subsidised thanks to Creative Ireland.


Kayaking down the Maigue:





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