Killarney gets to pick up the pieces

Johnny McGuire (left) and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Paul O’Neil, volunteering their services on clean-up day.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

THE last call has gone out for groups and individuals to collect their litter pickers and lend a hand for this year’s county clean-up which takes place on Saturday.

Killarney Tidy Towns Committee member, Johnny McGuire, has issued a rallying call for volunteers to gather in the car park of Daly’s SuperValu on Park Road at 8.00am on Saturday morning to play their part in ensuring the town looks its best.

Volunteers can avail of free car parking in the former Pretty Polly plant across the road and all materials, including safety jackets, litter pickers and bags, will be provided.

Several local organisations including the Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA have confirmed their support and that of their members for the day-long event which takes place with the support of KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council.

The clean-up coordination team is asking local residents’ associations, schools, youth groups, sporting groups, businesses, families and individuals to get together and gather litter along all routes on the day. Last year, 5,000 volunteers picked up 6,500 bags of litter on a single day in their own localities.

Full details and registration information are available at www.countycleanup.com or e-mail [email protected].

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