Assaroe Restoration Campaign (ARC)
Progress Report--2002 A.D.
The graph below charts the growth of interest in the campaign to restore the Falls of Assaroe on the River Erne in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Restoration will include redesign of the present tailrace and re-routing of a by-pass road that has had a devastating effect on the economy of the town of Ballyshannon. A second proposal to enhance the Erne basin and salmon habitat is also outlined on this web site. The threat to survival of the wild salmon stock is growing with each passing season. Kindly use the Internet in support of this campaign.
Readers in 106
countries and territories
have accessed this web site which incorporates
"A Home Page with an Irish Flavour".
Over half a
million hits have been recorded
to the end of February, 2002.
The 106 countries and territories where
readers have become acquainted with
Assaroe, Ballyshannon, Donegal in general,
its people and potential, are given
in alphabetical order as follows: Argentina,
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus,
Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam,
Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands,
Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Egypt, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands,
Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany,
Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong
Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Jordan, Kenya, Korea (South), Kuwait,
Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia,
Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay,
Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian
Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino,
Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain,
Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
States, Uruguay, Yugoslavia, Vatican
City State, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zimbabwe.
Readers have expressed their support
through the medium of e-mail messages,
mainly to political leaders in Ireland,
and, when the Irish Government placed
its own site on the World Wide Web,
to the Taoiseach, the Irish Prime Minister.
In this stage of the campaign, readers
are asked to strengthen their advocacy
by seeking the support of others, initially
of their families and friends, and of
people and organizations they know are
interested in the heritage, history,
environment, ecology, angling, and the
tourism employment aspects of the restoration
of the Falls.
At a time when Ireland as a whole
is showing a great awareness of the
potential of the Internet, and of a
need for students to acquire and use
computer skills, an appeal is made directly
to teachers, at all levels, to examine
the Assaroe proposal and, if they find
merit in it, to direct their students'
attention to ARC, the Assaroe Restoration
Group and individual e-mail messages
to the Taoiseach, to other political
leaders, to environmental organizations,
to local, national, and international
media can stimulate interest, further
the campaign, and provide a practical
example of how the Internet works.
From America to Australia, from Norway
to New Zealand, if you are an angler,
an environmentalist, a student, a teacher,
a friend, please help.
You can send your e-mail(s) simply by keying in your own message.
To send an e-mail to
urging restoration of the Falls.
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