Lake shore left in a much better condition

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The lakes of Killarney might well be the jewel in Kerry tourism’s crown but it takes a great deal of effort to ensure they are presented at their pristine best and voluntary help is required in achieving that goal.

Making a difference: Muckross Rowing Club helped clean up the lake shore after training.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan

Muckross Rowing Club members are very much aware that the three lakes are wonderful asset and, in appreciation from the joy and success they enjoy when competing in the water, they have come together in order to give something back.

Club members rolled up their sleeves and turned out in force for a voluntary lake short clean-up at Muckross and they collected several bags of rubbish, plastic debris, bottles and buckets that had been casually discarded and washed up from the clubhouse as far as the border with the Lake Hotel.

The heavy rainfall in recent weeks added to the problem and it created a small mountain of rubbish that the rowing enthusiasts were only too glad to help dispose of.

The clean-up day was such a success that Muckross Rowing Club members are planning a similar outing during the Easter school break. Setting the standard. It’s wise to advertise where it will be seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761