Transition Year Students Supporting County Clean-up Day

Transition year students from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland and Presentation Secondary School Castleisland with Andrew Kelliher and Paul Geaney getting ready to start the clean – up of the Castleisland bypass.
James Kelliher (left) and Tom O’Shea of Kelliher O’Shea Accountants provided refreshment for the hard working students and their supervisors today. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Transition year students from St. Patrick’s Secondary School and Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland teamed up today to lend a hand with the Cpounty Clean-Up.

They worked with local Tidy Towns activists and past pupils of St Patrick’s, Andrew Kelliher and Paul Geaney.

Tackled the Bypass

Together, they tackled the Castleisland bypass from the Mick Galwey Roundabout on the Limerick Road to the Moss Keane Roundabout on the Tralee Road.

The group met this morning at 9:30am and continued throughout the day until finishing time of 3:30pm.

Huge Amount of Bags

Fully kitted out with high-vis jackets, gloves and litter pickers, the group filled a huge amount of bags with all kinds of waste, under the watchful eyes of Andrew and Paul.

Welcome refreshments for the day were kindly provided by Kelliher O’Shea, Chartered Accountants, Castleisland.

Amazed at Waste Levels

This was a wonderful experience for the students and what amazed them most was the amount of waste that is on our roads and the kind of waste, waste which should be disposed of in bins rather than be thrown out the windows of cars.

Weekly Clean-Up

The students will continue to work with the Tidy Towns and with Andrew and Paul on a weekly basis.

On Wednesday afternoons from now until June they’ll helping to clean up various parts of the town.

Well done to all on a great days work.


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