The River Poddle runs through Dublin City, sometimes underground, so not a lot of people know of its importance. Róisín McAleer, a teacher and member of Crumlin Community Clean Up group, tells us about the importance of the river and how it's being threatened right now.
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Covered in this episode:
- Where the river Poddle flows and a glimpse into the history of the river.
- The various species and fauna that rely on the river.
- The danger posed by the planned cement floodbanks.
- The alternative flood management options available.
- Why "ordinary people" getting involved with activism is important.
- The importance of saving one river, all rivers and all people.
- The 1945 drainage act.
- How to get involved in saving the Poddle.
You can see the Poddle in:
- Tymon Park.
- Whitehall Road, Kimmage Manor.
- Poddle Park/Ravensdale Park.
- St. Martin's Park.