NORE RIVER CATCHMENT TRUST.
Working towards a vibrant river for all; Environment & Heritage, Land Use & Enterprise and Recreation & Amenity.
Project Officer Position
As short term contract is coming to an end NRCT is advertising for the post of Project Officer. See details here Nore River Catchment Trust Project Officer Job Description Closing […]
We are hiring!
Nore Vision- NRCT are delighted to announce that we are hiring a temporary Project Assistant (Subject to funding). A strategic plan for the trust was developed in 2021 and a […]
Each year we celebrate our natural heritage along the catchment with a number of events for Biodiversity Week. In 2022 we hosted walks and talks for transition year students in […]
The Nore River Catchment
The Nore drains approximately 2,540 square kilometers of Leinster and Munster and is one of the significant catchments in the southeast along with its sisters; The Suir and the Barrow. The main landuse is agriculture with dairy and cattle farming being dominant.
The population of the catchment is approximately 100,000 people with Kilkenny being the largest urban area; other significant towns include Mountrath, Durrow and Abbeyleix in Co Laois, and Callan and Thomastown in Kilkenny. The main channel is joined by many tributaries; the Mountrath, the Erkina near Durrow, the Dinan, the Breagagh in Kilkenny City, the Kings and the Little Arrigle near Thomastown.
The river is a valued amenity and used for water sports particularly kayaking, swimming at a number of designated locations, angling and walking. There are a number of well established Kayak clubs throughout the catchment and Trail Kilkenny manages and promotes the trails in Kilkenny.
Natural Flood Management
We are no longer watching climate change from a far and have experienced severe weather events here over the past number of years. NRCT supports the use of nature based […]
The catchment is home to a treasure of built heritage sites. Nore Vision – NRCT recognises the significance and importance of our built heritage and acknowledge its value to all. […]
Teams of Nore Vision volunteers have worked with Dr Rob Cruikshanks, Inland Fisheries Ireland on an eel monitoring programme over the past two years. Rob has worked for over 12 […]