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Councillors back volunteers in the Big Donegal Clean Up


Councillors back volunteers in the Big Donegal Clean Up

Donegal County Councillors supporting this year’s Big Donegal Clean Up. 

Picture includes l to r: Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer,

Cllr. Martin Harley, Cllr. Patrick McGowan, Cllr. Albert Doherty,

Cllr. John Campbell, Cllr. Tom Conaghan, Cllr. Terence Slowey,

Cllr. Paul Canning, Cllr. John Seamais O’Fearraigh, Cllr. Noel Jordan,

Cllr. Gerry Crawford, Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill, Cllr. Liam Blaney,

Cllr. Gary Doherty, Michael McGarvey, Director of Service,

Cllr. Jack Murray, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan.  Sitting Cllr. Marie

Therese Gallagher, Cllr. James Pat McDaid, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle

and Cllr. Michael McBride.



Donegal County Councillors are getting behind the hundreds of volunteers around the county who have participated in this year’s Big Donegal Cleanup.


Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey said “the feel good factor that has been generated in communities across Donegal over the last few weeks has been magnificent.   Hundreds of people are out and about cleaning up their towns and villages, approach roads, back roads and so on.  We are delighted with the response we have received to this year’s Big Donegal Clean Up.”


Last week clean ups took place across the county including many clean ups in the Letterkenny area such as the Bohirrill area which saw a good turnout of local residents.  The clean up took in the Loughahannon and Meenatole areas and also continued over to the quarry at Calhame.


Clean ups will continue this weekend in Creeslough, Dungloe, Maghery and Fintown.


Tomorrow (Friday) clean-ups will take place in Glenties and in Carndonagh with big turnouts expected in each town.


A further clean up is planned for Carrowmena on 22 April 2017.


Motorists are being asked to drive with extra care when they come across a clean-up in progress.


Anyone interested in organising a community clean-up should contact the Council on 074 91 53900 or apply online at .  The Council will provide bags, gloves, litter pickers and can arrange for the collection of the rubbish once it has been bagged. 


You can also register with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign by calling (01) 400 2219 or at

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