Nothing left to chance as Killarney works hard

The Meitheal volunteers busy at work in the Upper Park Road area on Monday night

ALREADY declared cleaner than European norms and one of the top three locations in the country for cleanliness and litter control, Killarney is making an all-our push to be spick and span in time for the arrival of the Tidy Towns competition adjudicators.

The town is cleaner than ever as the peak season for visitors approaches, according to the latest survey by An Taisce which adjudicates the Irish Business Against Litter.

But those spearheading the Tidy Towns initiative are taking it one step further to ensure the town can be the best it can be with the Tidy Towns judges keeping the town under close scrutiny between now and mid-August.

Dedicated volunteers have been taking to the streets and roads for the Monday night Meitheal gatherings and last night’s get-together was one of the best of the year to date with a total of 30 volunteers donning the yellow bibs and gloves to lend a hand.

They spent much of the night painting railings around the town with several bags of litter collected by the Mayor of Killarmey, Cllr Michael Gleeson, and Killarney Looking Good committee member Margaret Piggott, alone.

In addition to all that, grass verges were edged, swept, cleaned up and removed in the area around the Upper Park Road roundabout.

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