The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are marking World Wetlands Day on February 2nd by holding an online celebration of Irelan’ds Magical Waters. The online Stories from the Waterside takes the frmat of a “fireside” chat, featuring stories from writers sharing the water related local stories and personal connections.

Stories From The Waterside was a writing competition held during the Covid 19 lockdown. Due to popular demand a dedicated website was created where all of these wonderful stories can be read! Some of these stories will be read by their authors on the online event, and readers can suggest which stories should be considered, by way of a popular vote. All of the stories are published on the website Stories from the waterside, and can be searched by county, folklore, wildlife, waterbody type and other key thematic areas. We invite you, your families and friends to read the selection, and pick out your favorite stories for consideration. We will then approach the authors of the top five stories with a view to reading out their story and, if they are happy to do so or have someone read on their behalf, we will put them on the programme for the night. To Vote Please Click Here before Tuesday 24 Jan 2023

Stories From The Waterside online takes place on Thursday February 2nd from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. It will be held on Zoom, and you can register for the event by visiting . Alternatively, look up @LAWPROteam on Facebook, or check out @watersprogramme on Twitter.