Locals attempt to purchase Owenmore fishery

Locals in the Cloghane /Brandon area are to attempt to purchase the Owenmore fishery when it is offered for sale later this month. Concern had been expressed that local access to the river may be restricted if it is bought by an outside owner. The river rises in Mount Brandon and flows directly into Brandon Bay. Local guest house owner, Micheal O Dowd says that it’s purchase by a local public /private partnership which would be supported by state agencies would be the best way forward.