WATER MATTERS is a booklet that Sligo County Council has published in order to consult with you.
The booklet is the first stage in getting your input to making plans for managing the waters in your area.
We are talking about rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal water and groundwater. In the booklet we say what we think the main issues affecting those waters are.
We think we have a good idea of what the problems facing them are. YOU may not agree. You may have better local knowledge and insights than us. So we would like you to consider the issues we list in this booklet and see if you agree with us. If you don’t, we would really like to hear from you. Details of how to reply are contained in the booklet.
To make it possible to manage water in Ireland the whole island has been divided into eight districts. These districts are not based on traditional county boundaries, but are based on the natural flow of water in river catchments or basins. They are called River Basin Districts (or RBDs for short) and are shown in the picture below. This means that some counties are in more than one RBD. County Sligo is in the Western RBD, the Shannon International RBD and the North Western RBD.
Because of this we have three versions of the WATER MATTERS booklet; a different version each for the Western RBD, the Shannon International RBD and the North Western RBD.
To make sure you get the correct version of the booklet you should identify which River Basin District you live in from the map below. It shows County Sligo with a black border and the RBD borders are shown in red. For example if you live in Curlew you are in the Western RBD, if you live in Monasteraden you are in the Shannon IRBD and if you live in Mullaghmore, you are in the North Western RBD. Some people may of course be interested in more than one RBD.
Once you know the booklet version you want you can download a copy by selecting one of the links below.
ENGLISH / BÉARLA
GAEILGE / IRISH
You can also collect a hard copy of the booklet at any of the RBD Offices listed below or you may request a copy through the post by contacting:
Western River Basin District
Unit 2, Block 17
Liosban Industrial Estate
Dr. Tony McNally
NS Share Project Coordinator
NS SHARE Project Office
RPS Kirk McClure Morton
Enterprise Fund Business Centre,