World Wetlands Day

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Celebrate World Wetlands Day in Ballyleague, Portrun & Athleague

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of February to raise global awareness of the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. It marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

This year the day celebrates wetlands and biodiversity. Wetlands are rich with biodiversity and are a habitat for a dense variety of plant and animal species. Take part in the global celebration #WorldWetlandsDay  #LAClimateAction


To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day there are three events in the county.

Saturday 1st February @ 11am meet at Ballyleague Marina for a walk along the shores of Lough Ree. Hosted by Ballyleague & Lanesborough Tidy Towns and the Local Authority Waters Programme.

Sunday 2nd February @ 11.30am meet at Portrunny Harbour for a walk along the shore of Lough Ree. Hosted by Portrunny Development Association and the Local Authority Waters Programme.

Sunday 2nd February @ 2pm meet at the Suck Valley Way Visitor Centre, Athleague to learn about the wetlands of County Roscommon & their biodiversity, join in for a short walk along the River Suck Callows to spot wetland birds, and see the NPWS & Fisheries Biodiversity Display. Hosted by Suck Valley Way Tourism, in conjunction with The National Parks and Wildlife Service, Birdwatch Ireland& Inland Fisheries Ireland.


All events are free of charge, but please wear suitable outdoor clothing. If you have binoculars, bring them along! Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.  Supported by Roscommon County Council as an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017-2021.  If you have any queries, please contact the Roscommon County Council Heritage Office on 090 6637271.