Live in Laois:Erkina Blueway Special

In this Live in Laois Erkina Blueway Special Hannah, John and Trudy chat to special guest Michael G Phelan about his childhood and the heritage of his area in South Laois. Dominated by the Rivers Erkina and Goul Michael goes back a century and chats about the legacy of Lords Castletown and Ashbrook and the hunting and fishing tradition of the areas as well. Michael talks about how works on the Erkina changed the water levels and prompted the rise of agriculture in the area around the rivers. He chats about the the formation of the Woodenbridge Paddlers and how he was prompted to start the process which will end up with a completed Blueway from Rathdowney to Durrow in the next 3 years.