Hundreds of tonnes collected – more to pick up

Johnny McGuire, Killarney, busy on the roads during last year’s County Clean Up.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

Now in its 11th year, the annual County Clean Up Day will take place across Kerry on Saturday, April 15 and a call is going out to all community and voluntary organisations and individuals to get involved.

Over the past decade, hundreds of tonnes of rubbish have been collected along Kerry roads by thousands of volunteers.

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Francis Flynn, has urged everyone to participate in what is now one of the major annual community initiatives in Kerry.

Terence Mulcahy (left) and Derry O’Mahony in Killarney

“The tremendous effort of volunteers over the past decade has contributed to the campaign to keep the county litter-free. The County Clean Up greatly complements the work which Kerry County Council does all year round to promote environmental awareness and maintain our wonderful landscape,” he said.

Environmental Awareness Officer at Kerry County Council, Breda Moriarty, said the amazing and diligent work of many community groups and individuals for the County Clean Up is admirable.

“Everyone coming together to keep Kerry clean and our roads litter free for an 11th year is fantastic,: she remarked.

Groups must register to ensure they receive a clean-up pack and to nominate a collection point for any litter collected. Registration is now open at Setting the standard. It’s wise to advertise where it will be seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761