Talk with Schools at Derryounce Lake 2010

As part of Portarlington Tidy Towns Association’s commitment to litter control, recycling and wildlife conservation we had the pleasure of inviting students from two of the National Schools in the town to attend a talk at Derryounce Bog/Lake on Friday 18th June 2010.


We have on other occasions given this talk in the classroom, however, this year we decided to take the students outside to a selected site like Derryounce as it provided examples of everything we were trying to get across.


Second Class girls and boys from the Presentation Primary School and St. Patrick’s Boys National School both attended the event. The day included talks on litter control, fly fishing, wild life and plant life which were given by Margaret Foster and Colm Dunne members of the tidy towns association, Patsy Farrell local fisherman, Padraig Minnock litter warden for Offaly County Council and Maeve Higgins horticulturalist with Laois County Council.


The day proved to be very successful and we look forward to it becoming an annual event.


We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to everyone who participated on the day and in particular to thank Marcus and Willie from our local Super Valu who sponsored the healthy food and snacks for the children on the day.

      Pupils & Staff from Presentation Primary School               Pupils from St Patricks Boys National School
                                                    Fly Fishing Demonstration by Patsy Farrell
Derryounce Lake