Spotless Killarney in the top three in Ireland

KILLARNEY 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 (IBAL) ratings.

It showed that the town – now in third place overall – has reached a record level of cleanliness and it ranks right up there alongside winner Kilkenny and second placed Athlone.

Portlaoise was fourth and Tralee finished in fifth spot ahead of Ballina, Newbrige, Letterkenny, Roscommon and Fermoy.

Litter levels were assessed in 40 towns and cities across the country by An Taisce, who found 31 of them – or 77 per cent – to be clean.

The main cities Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford were cleaner than previously, with only Limerick failing to achieve clean status.

“Today’s tourists demand high levels of cleanliness and these results indicate that’s what they will be getting this year when they come to Ireland,” said IBAL’s Conor Horgan.

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