2 June 2023
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Eco showboat leads family event at Portumna Castle this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A solar powered boat touring Ireland’s waterways is in Portumna this weekend to lead a special family event.
The Mayfly is a small, fully sustainable cruiser currently undertaking a five-month journey from Askeaton in the west to Dublin in the east.
As part of its stop in Portumna, a special series of biodiversity events are being held at Portumna Castle tomorrow between 11am and 5pm.
They include a dragonfly walk along Lough Derg, a sensory exploration of Portumna Forest, and a workshop on the little creatures that live in our waterways.
There’ll also be a chance to inspect the Mayfly eco-boat and learn about it’s sustainable journey.
Denis Connolly runs the Mayfloat with his wife Anne, and says being fully sustainable can be challenging.