Galway’s beaches have been a source of joy for many this summer, giving people a chance to get out and stretch their legs in the sun when the good weather finally came and we were able to meet up with friends again.
The downside of having so many people make use of Galway’s beaches is the litter that can come with from having large crowds.
If you’ve enjoyed your share of beach time this summer and want to give back, or simply want to look after your local area, Galway City Council and Clean Coasts are organising a day of beach cleanups across the city this month.
The Love Galway City: Big Beach Clean will take place on Saturday, September 18 as part of a nationwide weekend initiative by Clean Coasts.
From 10am to 4pm that day skips will be placed at Ballyloughane Beach, Claddagh Hall, and Hunter’s Park (Lough Rusheen Park, Barna Road) for individuals and groups who want to participate in caring for their local stretch of coastline.
Items which won’t be accepted at these skips include any bulky goods such as furniture or mattresses, hazardous waste, household waste, green waste, textiles, or electric goods.
In order to take part by hosting a group, people can register online at https://cleancoasts.org/our-initiatives/big-beach-clean/ to receive their clean-up kit.