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Sunday 20 August 2017

Cleaning up the beach

Over 120 volunteers came to Strandhill on Saturday afternoon to take part in a clean up, with 35 bags of marine litter removed from the Sligo coastline.

The event is part of Barefoot's 'World Beach Rescue Day', a campaign which has supported over 14,000 volunteers since its launch 11 years ago, in several countries including the US, Mexico and Germany.

The event aims to create a fun and festive atmosphere whilst drawing attention to coastal issues such as marine litter and dune erosion.

The day's activities were free and open to the public; they included beach yoga, beach games, face-painting, sand sculpting, marram grass planting, 'Talks in the Park', and most importantly a Big Beach Clean.

There was also an after-party in The Strand Bar to thank everyone who took part in the beach clean.

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