EcoTripping Environmental Odysseys by Enthusiastic Amateurs
River Shannon

START: Lough Allen (County Leitrim), Republic of Ireland


END: Limerick, Republic of Ireland


WHEN: July 2019


WHO: Will Bossman, Liam Harrison & Oli Back


WHAT: Paddling! With 2x SUPs (for Will and Liam) and 1x kayak (for Oli);


WHY: Adventure, Plastic, Water Quality


HOW: Sponsored by McConks and Itiwit - supported by the Rivers Trust.




For a detailed overview of the trip you can use the map above to click on the locations on what happened.


Or you can check out our full blog here.


Or there's always Instagram where all the Shannon stories have been pinned.




A huge thanks to our sponsors McConks and Itiwit for supplying the equipment for the trip. Their generosity made the trip possible:



We would also like to thank The Rivers Trust and Palm Equipment foir their support.




The Rivers Trust


Oli's Itiwit Blog






During our trip we aimed to collect as much plastic as we could carry along the way. Below are a couple of images from the trip:




With the assistance of the JBT Lab at Kings College we performed some basic water quality monitoring using an Arduino based sensor. We'll be honest some of the data is dubious but we'll post more up here once we've got to grips with it all.


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