Over Half-a-Million People Participated In An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Campaign!

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean is coming to an end for another year and the campaign was given a proper send off as campaign ambassador Sarah McGovern was joined by the students of St. Mark’s Junior School in a massive clean-up event in Tallaght!


2016 marked the 18th year of the National Spring Clean and this was the strongest year for Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative. Over 500,000 thousand people participated in the campaign this year, which is a 5% increase from last year’s numbers.

Over Half-a-Million People Participated In An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Campaign!

Sarah McGovern joined the students of St. Mark’s Junior School in Tallaght to celebrate the end this years’ National Spring Clean campaign! L-R: Gareth Mulhall (6), Sarah McGovern and Georgia Browne (6)

Volunteers from a range of groups, including Tidy Towns, residents’ associations, youth clubs and community and environmental organisations, gave up their time to show just how much they #lovewhereyoulive


National Spring Clean, Chairperson, Michael John O’Mahony, commented:


“It swells me with a great amount of pride to see so many people taking time out of their busy lives to come together and help tidy up their communities. Never is the ubiquitous community spirit in Ireland more evident than during the National Spring clean campaign and I would personally like to extend a big thank you to everyone who dedicated their time to support this year’s wonderful record-setting campaign.”

The National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. The National Spring Clean campaign is also sponsored by the Wrigley Company and is supported by Local Authorities who help co-ordinate clean-up activities for communities within their counties. They also provide for the disposal of all rubbish and waste materials collected.

An Taisce are also delighted to announce that we have extended our competition till Friday, 6th May! We have a sensational prize up for grabs – two night B&B in 5* Lough Eske Resort including a three course meal on the night of your choice!

Our competition is running on both Facebook and Instagram all you have to do is show us how much you love where you live by posting pictures of your clean up event or beautiful pictures of your area to our Facebook page or Instagram account! Make sure you ‪#‎LoveWhereYouLive.

About Donegal’s Solis Lough Eske Castle:

Located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town, you will be treated to a delicious Full Irish Breakfast on both mornings and a three- course evening meal in the contemporary Cedars Grill restaurant.

Keep yourself occupied during your stay by engaging with a host of activities in the local area or relax and rejuvenate yourself in Spa Solis with a Signature Solis Massage and enjoy the tranquillity of the Lough Eske Castle grounds.


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