Team Dublin Clean Up

Team Dublin Clean Up

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh and broadcaster Joe Duffy with pupils from St Brigids National School The Coombe, Dublin 8 Megan Ward (age 8), Zoe Ecock (age 11) and Isabella Ungarasu (age 8) at the launch of the Team Dublin Clean Up.
Pic: Conor McCabe Photography

Rise to the challenge of Dublin’s biggest ever cleanup!

In the lead up to the 1916 Centenary Commemorations, Dublin City Council plans to make sure the city is prepared for the celebrations.

Taking place on Easter Saturday March 26, Team Dublin Clean Up 2016 aims to be the biggest clean up event in the city’s history. 10,000 volunteers are being sought to engage in clean up events across all areas of the city from 11am to 1pm.

This event is inspired by the success of of last year’s Team Limerick Clean Up Event as well as the many small community clean ups and Adopt a Street schemes that have previously taken place in Dublin. It is based on the premise that a clean Dublin is not only a Dublin to be proud of, but is the responsibility of all of its residents.

The Clean-Up Initiative was launched this month outside St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street in an event hosted by tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh, Irish Broadcaster for RTE Joe Duffy and students from St Brigids National School The Coombe.

Brian Hanney of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Division said at the launch:

“We hope to see a huge turn-out for the Team Dublin Clean-Up event on Easter Sunday. We were inspired to host this event following the success of the Team Limerick Clean UP in 2015. We know Dublin residents are proud of this city and will want to do their best to keep it litter free for the 1916 Commemorations.”

Individuals and groups can register to take part in the event by going to the Team Dublin website and selecting the area that they are interested in cleaning. There will be designated meeting points and all necessary cleaning materials will be provided such as gloves, bags, Team Dublin hi vis vests, litter pickers and brushes. Those considering participation are advised to read the Best Practice Health and Safety Guidelines before registering.

By Kevin Carney

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