People in Dublin asked to take part in Community Clean-Up Week

Dublin City Council providing equipment to local clean-up groups and collecting waste

Olympic medallist Eimear Lambe and Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland are joined by local children Ailbhe Clowry (8), Mia Kenne (8), Caoimhe Clowry (6) and Caoimhe Noonan (11) in Crumlin to launch Community Clean-Up Week. Photograph: Tom Honan

Olympic medallist Eimear Lambe and Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland are joined by local children Ailbhe Clowry (8), Mia Kenne (8), Caoimhe Clowry (6) and Caoimhe Noonan (11) in Crumlin to launch Community Clean-Up Week. Photograph: Tom Honan

 

Members of the public have been invited to organise clean-ups of their local areas as part of Community Clean-Up Week in Dublin.

The initiative involves the four Dublin-based local authorities and is the capital’s largest clean-up event.

Dublin City Council has provided cleaning equipment to local clean-up groups across the city, including bags, gloves and litter pickers. The council will also be collecting all the waste each day.

Members of the public are invited to get involved in improving their local areas by taking part and either organising their own clean-up group or joining an existing group in their community.

Groups taking part this year include Clean Coasts, National Spring Clean, Local Authority Waters Programme, Dublin City Canals, Dodder Action, as well as residents, volunteers and community groups county-wide.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland launched the event, which runs until September 19th, in Dublin on Saturday. She was joined by Olympic medallist Eimear Lambe and local people from the Crumlin community clean-up group at the launch.

“I am delighted to be in Crumlin this morning to officially launch Community Clean-Up Week,” said Ms Gilliland. “I know the local people here are very proud of their area and do a great job coming together at weekends to help keep it tidy.

“Community Clean-Up Week is a chance for everyone to play their part in looking after their local area, and maybe even have a bit of fun while they’re doing it.”