South Clare to get a Good Friday spring clean

Pile of rubbish collected by volunteers during last years's 'Spring Clean Days' event in South Clare

A SERIES of spring clean events are set to take place in South Clare on Good Friday in a bid to tackle “litter black spots”.

The annual ‘Spring Clean Days’ in Meelick, Parteen, and Ardnacrusha will coincide with the JP McManus’ ‘Team Limerick Cleanup’ event which will get underway across Limerick including neighbouring areas Westbury and Shannon Banks.

Encouraging people in the area to join forces and support the clean-up, event organiser Councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) said that those wishing to partake are encouraged to bring their own gloves. He added that the event will only be successful if people come out in large numbers.

“This is my 13th consecutive year organising ‘Spring Clean Days’ in my local area,” said Meelick councillor, Cathal Crowe (FF).

“Each year the number of participants has grown steadily,” he added.

In Meelick, participants will meet at both the local community hall or at Meelick Tavern at 10:30am, while in Parteen those taking part are set to begin the clean-up at 10.45am outside Parteen National School.

Meanwhile, those in Ardnacrusha will tackle the litter concerns at 11am in front of the local post office.

“In recent years South-East Clare has become a litter black spot,” explained Cllr Crowe.

“The ‘Spring Clean Days’ I am planning will target some of these litter black spots but this will only be successful if people come out in large numbers,” he added.

This Friday’s ‘Spring Clean Days’ are supported by An Taisce and Clare County Council, with collection bags and litter pickers supplied to volunteers on the day.

According to Cllr Crowe, An Taisce and Clare County Council also kindly facilitates the free transportation of rubbish collected to one of the local authority’s recycling centres. 

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