Greencastle Beach clean-up a success

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Friday, July 6th, 2012

Some of the Greencastle Area Residents Group Members during their Annual Beach Clean Up

On Saturday 30th June approximately 40 people took part in the 2012 Greencastle Beach Clean-up, a fantastic turn out when you consider the predicted weather we were forecast. As it turned out the weather wasn’t too bad after all! Starting at Greencastle point the clean-up started at 10.00am and ended at Cranfield Point around 1.00pm. Along the way the group picked up everything imaginable along the shoreline: cigarette butts, plastic bags, polystyrene, cans, food wrappers, fishing nets and ropes, bottle tops, bottles and even the proverbial kitchen sink. After the event Diarmuid Cahill, Chairperson of the Greencastle Area Residents Group stated, “Rubbish along our coast threatens wildlife and our eco-system, it can undermine tourism and economic activities. The health of our beaches and the sea plays a vital role in the recreational activities in this area like walking, swimming, boating and fishing, and hopefully today the people of Greencastle have done there bit to help protect our marine environment.” Greencastle Area Residents Group would like to thanks everyone who turned out and give a helping hand and to Newry and Mourne District Council for their help and assistance with the provision of cleaning equipment.  Visit for more details and photos.
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