Two Timely Tidy Towns Calls to Arms as Evenings Stretch Out

The scene on Church Street on bank holiday Monday evening as discarded fast food containers and a drinks can litter the footpath. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Kerry County Council’s ‘man-on-the-street’ Michael Cahill is being widely praised for his dedication and diligence to the state of the streets of the town since taking over from the retired Kieran McGaley at the end of October. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There are breadth-taking moments when you come face-to-face with acts of environmental vandalism and pig ignorance – with apologies to pigs.

Walking down Church Street here in Castleisland on Monday evening one such incident stood out and ticked all the boxes above.

They did say long ago that a picture paints a thousand words and the picture here paints enough to get the message across.

You will, no doubt, notice that there’s a rubbish bin right there beside where this consignment of fast food containers and drinks can were left / dumped.

Vacant Parking Space

There is also a vacant parking space beside this offending site / sight and it’s likely that the offenders sated their hunger and thirst there and reached out the window of the vehicle and left the rubbish for someone else to clean up.

And, right on cue, comes a message from Castleisland Tidy Towns for its existing and new volunteer members that the campaign will resume on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm for now and at 7pm when the evening light stretches a little more.

County Clean Up Day Reminder

“If you know of anyone who can give an hour for their town, do bring them along. Meeting, as usual, outside the AIB,” said the call-up which carried a reminder of County Clean-Up Day:
“This Saturday, April 6th is County Clean Up Day. If you can give an hour or two on Saturday morning, please meet at the Forge Cafe at 9.30am for refreshments before we tackle litter picking on the approach roads.

“Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be available and your time is appreciated.”

On the bright side of the topic, there is widespread praise for Kerry County Council’s man on the street and Currow native Michael Cahill and his diligence to duty since taking over from Kieran McGaley who retired at the end of last October.

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