Tuesday 26 March 2019

Hugh's talk on what lies beneath Irish waters is a success

Librarian Fiona Wadding with Dr Hugh Feeley from the EPA
Librarian Fiona Wadding with Dr Hugh Feeley from the EPA
Victoria Fleming, Caoimhe Maguire and Savannah Heath at the ‘What Lies Beneath – Assessing the health of Ireland’s rivers and lakes’ talk at Gorey Library

Sara Gahan

As part of Science Week, ecologist Hugh Feeley from the EPA discussed the wonderful web of life that exists just below the surface of Ireland's lakes, rivers and streams in Gorey Library.

Hugh's 'What lies beneath? Assessing the health of Ireland's rivers and lakes' lecture covered the amazing world of animals, plants and other organisms that lie in Ireland's freshwaters. Hugh's expertise also helped to reveal the fascinating world to the audience members.

Barbara Nolan, Gorey Librarian, said Hugh was happy to answer questions from the audience members, who described the lecture as interesting and very insightful.

'These organisms many of whom are dependent on good water quality can tell us much about our environment,' added Barbara.

The event was part of the WexSci Festival, a week long innovative festival with many events organised throughout Wexford Libraries, organisations and resource centres.

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