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Divers lead Kilmore clean-up

WEXFORD Sub Aqua Club once again lent its support to An Taisce's National Spring Clean campaign by carrying out a beach clean-up in Kilmore Quay.

This was the fifth consecutive year that the Wexford Sub Aqua Club – in conjunction with the local community, Kilmore Quay Youth Club, Harbour Office staff, Wexford County Council, Clean Coast Project, Green Communities and the National Spring Clean Campaign – has organised a beach clean-up in Kilmore Quay.

This year, the clean-up focused around the newly built promenade area overlooking the Saltee Islands.

'Once again we are delighted to organise the beach clean-up as part of the Clean Coast Project and National Spring Clean initiative,' said Ivan Donoghue, environment officer with the club.

'Using dive equipment, our members are able to access areas which could not be checked on a normal clean-up. Since our formation 40 years ago, we have been diving from Kilmore Quay, so it's great to give something back to the local community and the environment,' said Ivan.

Hugh Maguire, environment officer with Wexford County Council, said that the National Spring Clean campaign is all about involving communities to help protect and enhance their local areas.

'Litter is one of the most widespread forms of pollution in our society and it's a growing problem.

' To get involved in the National Spring Clean just choose an area nearby to clean up and get together with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to make your event successful. This is an opportunity to be part of the solution not the problem,' said Hugh.