Leo to send litter pickers on their way

No stranger to Killarney, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is pictured here on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks with local guide Piaras Kelly

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar will be in Killarney this Saturday to show his support for the record 6,000 volunteers will take part in the eighth annual Kerry County Clean-Up.

He is due to meet some of the volunteers involved in the countywide community initiative which is coordinated by KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council involves tidy towns groups, GAA clubs, IFA and ICMSA members and countless community and voluntary organisations.

Volunteers Terence Mulcahy, Paul O’Neill and Cllr John Sheahan involved in the Clean-Up last year

A total of 22,000 bags and 1,500 hi-vis vests have been distributed by KWD Recycling to over 330 groups and thousands of people are expected along the county’s roadsides and in towns and villages as part of the clean-up.

Motorists are asked to travel with extra care around the county on Saturday as there will be many hard-working volunteers litter-picking along the roads.

Among the volunteers on Saturday will be the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Norma Foley who commended everyone for getting involved.

“Well done to every group and individual for playing their part in this very special grassroots initiative which aims to maintain Kerry’s very valuable reputation for tidiness and cleanliness,” she said.

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