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Tulla scouters Kerry Collins Mc Carthy, Deirdre Duff, Pauline Mc Inerney, Michael Donnellan, Niamh Murphy, Henry Murphy, Ruairí Ó Conchuir, Local authority waters programme and Sharon Donnellan. Photo by Roger Duff.

Tulla scouts work to showcase local lake

TULLA Scouts have been getting behind efforts to showcase their local community by putting the spotlight on Clondorney Lake.
Working with Tulla Tidy Towns, Tulla District and Angling Club and Clare Walks, the 12th Tulla Scouts group have been working to improve facilities at the 40 acre late which is located 2km north of the village.
“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to appreciate our local area and it has made us realise how lucky we are in Clare to have such beautiful amenities on our doorstep,” the scouting group said.
“For years, Clondorney lake has been noted for its excellent Rudd and Bream fishing. But it came into its own during the last year with its nine concrete fishing platforms, each with its own parking bay, it is ideally suited for social distancing, while admiring the view, watching nature, fishing or having a picnic. Clare Walks have completed a loop walk from Tulla and the area was greatly used during lockdowns.”
The scouts saw the potential to develop the area so, with the help and guidance of Ruairí Ó Conchúir from Local Authority Waters Programme, a plan was put in place.
Six new benches have been put in the bays so that people that can relax and enjoy the views.
One of the benches was donated by the supplier Williams Concrete, based on the Tulla Road.
Anti-litter signage has been erected and pond dipping kits that can be used with the Scouts youth members were also purchased.
Last Friday night, Tulla Scout leaders took part in a very informative training session at the lake with Ruairí.
On Sunday August 22, as part of Water Heritage Week, the groups plan to host a joint event in Clondorney to share their love of the lake with the community and create an atmosphere of fun for all ages.

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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