New Project Officer

July 2020 – We are delighted to announce that Trish Murphy has become the first Project Officer for the Inishowen Rivers Trust, a newly created role that represents a significant step forward for rivers trusts in Ireland. Trish was a founding director of the Trust and has been involved in a voluntary capacity since it began. She has a background in zoology with a B.Sc and PhD from UCC and a passion for science education and promoting community engagement in environmental issues.

Releasing fish into river after survey.
Trish returns a fish into the Culdaff River after a survey with the Loughs Agency.

On 30th November 2019, The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) and The Rivers Trust announced the Irish Rivers Trust Pilot Resilience Project. The Resilience Project provides funding to two rivers trusts, Inishowen Rivers Trust and Maigue Rivers Trust (Limerick), to each employ a project officer for a period of three years. This project will aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of professionalising the rivers trust movement in Ireland in terms of delivering on the core objectives of the Inishowen Rivers Trust. As Project Officer, Trish is responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination of Trust activities under the guidance of the Board of Directors. You can contact Trish by email or on 087 6478183.

This project will be financed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and overseen by the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO). Funding is provided by LAWPRO to The Rivers Trust to oversee and adminster the project.