Killala Tidy Towns embarks on community cleanup

Comnunity collaboration to clean up coastal treasure

Killala Quay Killala Tidy Towns cleanup

As the days start to lengthen and brighten, the residents of the historic and scenic village of Killala are getting geared up for the summer season ahead.  The village is a popular spot for tourists and visitors as well as providing spectacular walks and beaches for locals to enjoy. Now, the newly formed Killala Tidy Towns group, along with Killala Men’s Shed are spearheading the first of a number of initiatives to improve the appearance and overall condition of the area.

Having registered for National Spring Clean, a monster clean-up evening is planned for Thursday 19th April in all parts of the charming village by the two groups.  The Town Park, the new Monasteries of the Moy Greenway, all approach roads as well as the pier and the centre of the town will benefit from the Spring-Clean and tidy-up starting at 6pm at the Community Centre.

Cleaning up the area not only improves the look of the town but also benefits local wildlife, prevents drains being blocked and encourages better management of litter by all. And of course, it makes it an even better place for visitors to enjoy.

Locals are encouraged to volunteer approximately one hour to assist the Men’s Shed and Tidy Towns in this worthwhile initiative to improve the area for themselves as well as the many visitors coming to and passing through the town.  Through National Spring Clean and the generosity of local businesses, rubbish bags, gloves and equipment will be provided.  Volunteers are asked to bring hi-vi jackets (and a sense of humour) so that everyone can enjoy their evening of work in safety.

Contact Killala Tidy Towns

For further information email killalatidytowns@gmail.com or phone Annette on 086 0828590.

Photo: Gareth McCormack

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