Cllr. Paschal Fitzmaurice has welcomed the start of work on the Francis River in Castlerea Town.
The work is being undertaken by Castlerea Towns Trust and Inland Fisheries Ireland and will include cleaning the river and narrowing it in parts to make it flow faster and to reduce the build up weeds. The work will also include new fish pools and gravel beds to encourage more fish to spawn.
Cllr. Fitzmaurice said: “This work is very welcome as the river has been very low this summer and it looked very poor with the large build-up of weeds. I hope this will greatly improve this amenity which runs through our town park”.