Scenic lake blighted by illegal waste
A SCENIC lake has been left blighted after two tonnes of household waste was dumped there.
Locals in Caherglassaun near Gort, Co Galway, were disgusted to find the massive amounts of rubbish dumped at the lake.
Galway County Council has now been left with a clean-up bill of several thousand euro at what had become a "systemic and organised" illegal dump near Caherglassaun lake.
Officials believe the dumping was carried out by an unauthorised waste collector and have trawled through some of the waste where they discovered addresses for a number of households.
The council has now served notices on a number of people whose household waste was discovered at the site.