Clean up the Quoile –
a community-led campaign

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Boost bio-

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. Where nature is preserved; and walking, cycling, running, canoeing or fishing are enjoyed in our beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Support us to protect the River Quoile area.

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The River Quoile Trust drives the Clean the Quoile campaign and you can get involved.

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

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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.

Group requests support to build timeline of flood in Downpatrick – to better inform and shape agency action plans

Our group representatives, Anthea and Stephen, were very humbled to be invited to last night's community meeting for businesses affected by the floods in Downpatrick. Our hearts are very much with businesses and families as they navigate this very distressing...

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...