Good Friday saw 30 volunteers from the Dodder Valley Litter Mugs, Dodder Action, An Taisce Climate ambassadors and Tallaght Rugby Club with local councillors and Tallaght person of the year, as well as young carer of the year arriving out to help with the second big clean up of the the Dodder Valley Park. Again more than 30 bags of waste were collected in the 2 hours. With the added muscle from our rugby champs big items such as 3 mattresses, chairs, tyres, car batteries, scaffolding, local election signs etc were removed from the park. Alcohol waste was a huge feature as well as a number of syringes. Local environmental champion Caragh Coote was shocked by the extent of the waste finding waste from the early 90s.

Climate Ambassador and founding member of dodder valley litter mugs Christine Barretto expresses concerns over the waste problem and how this has a knock on effect to our climate struggles. John Kiberd, local litter mug champion was impressed with how many young people turned out for this clean up. “Great to see the Tallaght Rugby champions turning up and giving back, they were a great asset on the day.”

Several more clean ups will be required to sort out this area so if you are interested in getting involved search the group on Facebook ‘Dodder Valley Litter Mugs’ or email  doddervalleyparklittermugs@gmail.com.