Offaly community come together for massive clean-up day
On Saturday morning last, April 20, at 10am at Ballybryan National School, over 100 volunteers took to the roads in the local area to pick up rubbish.
The areas covered were Ballybryan, Ballybrittain, Ballymcwilliam, Ballyheashill, Ballyburley, Greenhill, Fahy and Rathmoyle.
"A lot of rubbish was collected and people in the area got to meet there neighbours for a chat and make new friends. This is good because people can watch out for each other and report anyone they see dumping in the area," organisers said.
"Following the clean up we had an Easter egg hunt for all the children in the local area at Ballybryan School. Everyone had a great time with local business Swaine Agri (Liam and Cathy Swaine) sponsoring a total of 124 the eggs for all the children."
Organisers thanked Fergal Dunne of SuperValu Moate for organising the eggs, Rhode construction for the use of gates for the event, Ger and Paula Lawlor for use of fencing posts, Principal Brian Darby for the use of the school grounds, and to all the local people who gave their time to make the day a special one for all the kids
They concluded by saying: "So let's all stick together and keep an eye on people dumping, report them to Offaly County Council and make it easier for us on clean-up days."