This catchment is situated between Enniscorthy and Bunclody in Co. Wexford. It is just over 1,100ha in area. Spring barley production is the main tillage enterprise while beef and sheep production are the main grass-based enterprises. Only about 10% of the land is poorly drained with the rest being classified as well-drained; as a result nitrogen is the main nutrient at risk of loss from this site through leaching.

November 07th, 2018

Chemcatcher Installation

Chemcatcher passive sampling devices were installed in the Ballycanew and Castledockerell catchment outlets.

May 31st, 2018

Discussion Group Meeting

Discussion group meetings (as shown in the photo) was extremely useful for presenting WaterProtect aims while recruiting well owners.

June 28th, 2017

Start of project

A kick-off meeting for the WaterProtect - Irish Actionlab was held by the project partners with invited supportive stakeholders on the 28th June 2017 at Teagasc Environmental Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Wexford.

About WaterProtect -Irish Actionlab

This is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at at assessing the efficacy and uptake of mitigation measures to protect water resources from nitrate and pesticide loss in rural agricultural environment.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 727450

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