Clean up the Quoile –
a community-led campaign

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recreational use

river pollution

fish stocks

Clean up the Quoile

We are a community-led initiative based in Downpatrick who want to see the River Quoile restored to a safe place for recreational use, where fish stocks are replenished and bio-diversity is boosted.

Clean up the Quoile is supported by a number of public agencies, land stewards and community groups, businesses and local residents who have an affiliation to the Quoile area in County Down.

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A steering group has been set up to drive the campaign and you can get involved and support the campaign.

Please support our call for improved sustainable recreational access to the River Quoile, improved water quality and action to restore bio-diversity along the river.

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Mission statement

We want to protect and enhance the River Quoile, and restore it to its rightful status as Downpatrick’s finest natural asset; so it can be preserved for future generations.

Our aim is to:

  • Improve sustainable recreational access to the river
  • Improve water quality
  • Restore bio-diversity

To achieve this, we deliver:

  • Conservation & restoration
  • Education & engagement

The scale of the challenge necessitates a co-ordinated, multi-agency approach with partnership from farmers, landowners, water companies, government bodies and the third sector, as well as the general public.

Ten bags of litter removed at Jane’s Shore to protect birds and fish

Clean the Quoile supporters were out in force on Sunday 4th June for a community litter pick at Jane's Shore in Downpatrick.  The River Quoile is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is enjoyed by picnicers, dog walkers, runners...

Photo competition highlights the ‘beauty’ and ‘beast’ side of the River Quoile

The River Quoile in Downpatrick is an area of scientific interest and it is hoped that a photography competition running on the Clean the Quoile social media pages will evidence the good, the bad and the ugly sides of the...