Naturalist to give talk on Wexford's Tacumshin Lake

David Tucker

Published 25/08/2015 | 00:00

Tacumshin Lake.
Tacumshin Lake.

One of the many events taking place during Heritage Week is a talk about Tacumshin Lake by naturalist Jim Hurley.

Each year, to celebrate Heritage Week, Jim does a talk or walk to highlight some aspect of the natural heritage of the south Wexford coastal strip extending from Hook Head to Carnsore Point.

This year his focus is on Tacumshin Lake.

Since the talk will celebrate the great wealth of wildlife found in the international important wetland it will obviously be of interest to nature lovers.

It will also be of great interest to farmers and landowners who live and work around the lake in that the area is prone to flooding.

Jim Hurley explained:

'When the South Wexford Coast was hit by a period of stormy weather during late January and early February last year, water level in Tacumshin Lake rose dramatically and several low-lying areas in the lake's catchment were extensively flooded. The control of water level in the lake is therefore of major concern to landowners.

'Tacumshin Lake is a very important part of Wexford's natural heritage and achieving good conservation status there depends on managing water levels to suit wildlife while, at the same time, protecting landowners from winter flooding.' The talk takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 28, in Tomhaggard Social Centre.

Light refreshments will be served and all proceeds from the €5 admission go to the fund for the upkeep of the social centre.

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