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.

Not involved? You can, by signing our petition.

Sign our petition

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

By signing our petition, you are supporting our call for improved sustainable recreational access to the River Quoile, improved water quality and action to restore bio-diversity along the river.

Please sign today and you can help make a difference.

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Mission statement

We are calling for a co-ordinated, multi-agency approach to cleaning up the River Quoile. We are pleased that conversations have begun and we hope to create a masterplan together. We want to restore the River Quoile to its rightful status as Downpatrick’s finest natural asset.

Our aim is to:

  • Improve sustainable recreational access to the river
  • Improve water quality
  • Restore bio-diversity
First multi-agency meeting focusing on the Quoile

The first multi-agency meeting to address concerns at the river Quoile was held today, 22nd November 2022. Chaired by Councillor Gareth Sharvin, the meeting was attended by representatives of Clean up the Quoile, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Inland Fisheries at...

Myths and legends at the Quoile

What an interesting and informative day spent at the Quoile! The first 'walk and learn' tour proved a huge success with Duane Fitzsimmons talking us through the myths and legends of a once busy shipping lane. Through the centuries many...