Save Our Bride Otters (Cork)

SAVE OUR BRIDE OTTERS is a community group formed to campaign for a flood defense plan that will better protect the residents of Blackpool in Cork city and it’s last remaining natural environment. For more details visit

The OPW have been granted ministerial consent to do extensive work on the River Bride in the area of Blackpool village, including putting the last remaining open part of the river in Blackpool underground into a concrete culvert.

​In the words of the OPW’s own Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) this will have a ‘Permanent Significant Negative Impact’ on the natural environment of this part of the river. 

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