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Mervue Pupils take part in National Spring Clean

Mervue Pupils take part in National Spring Clean

Radharc Na Mara NS, Mervue and Galway City Council recently teamed up to take part in the National Spring clean in and around the vicinity of their School on Walter Macken Road.

National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 21st year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment. National Spring Clean traditionally takes place throughout the month of April. 

In Galway City, 45 groups have registered for the National Spring Clean up to now.

Speaking about the clean-up, Tiarnan McCusker, Environmental Awareness Officer with Galway City Council said:

‘’Walter Macken Road was mentioned in the recent Irish Business against Litter (IBAL)survey as an area that was heavily littered. Galway City Council are reaching out to Schools, Residents Associations and community groups in areas mentioned in the IBAL report so that they can sign up to either National Spring Clean or indeed Galway City Councils own Community litter clean up program and do their own regular clean ups. We are delighted to have collaborated with the ‘Picker Pals’ from Radharc Na Mara and the area is now looking clean and green again.’’

Claire Power, Green Schools Coordinator, Radharc Na Mara said:

‘’Radharc na Mara school and Galway city council teamed up and took part in the National Spring Clean campaign. Parents, pupils, teachers and local representatives all took part in a clean-up of Walter Macken Rd and the school grounds. It was a great success!’’

To sign up to the National Spring clean visit 

Galway City Council Environment section are also working with communities and  businesses on climate action, the circular economy, Galway Tidy Towns awards, the Pride of Place awards, Greening the laneways, Love your Beach Week and various actions to make Galway a better place to live, work and visit.

For more information on tackling the IBAL areas mentioned in the recent report or sign up to Galway City Councils own community litter cleaning program, email