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April 07, 2009

April National Spring Clean Events in Co. Kildare

Friday April 3rd 2009: The National Spring Clean campaign is now underway and hundreds of clean-up events due to take place in Kildare throughout April. Everyone is encouraged to take part to help tidy up their local area and make it a better, cleaner place to live.

The following events are taking place in Kildare in the next two weeks. The clean ups will benefit not only the volunteers who are taking part in the tidy up but every member of the community so if you have time to support them please do!

10.04.09-Castlesize Park, Sallins annual clean up day is Friday 10/04/09 from 1pm onwards. ALL WELCOME! They encourage that even if you can't get out on the day please tidy around the area of your home  picking up litter etc. and make Castlesize a place to be proud to live in and call home.

11.04.09- Leixlip Residential Group are having a big clean up of their town on Saturday the 11th of April, they will continue this clean up every week to help keep their town a clean and tidy place to live. For more information please contact Mary Haughney on 01 6242515.

11.04.09- Milltown Community group are taking part in this years National Spring Clean, with their big clean up day set for Saturday, the 11th of April, They already have 12 volunteers taking part in the event but encourage all members of the local community to help with the tidy up!

15.04.09- Allenwood Community Group, Naas have a National Spring Clean event planned for the 15th of April. They expect all residents of the association to take part in the event as well as plenty of volunteers from the local community.

15.04.09- Springfield Residents Association in Celbridge are set to clean up on Saturday the 11th of April. They have 10 volunteers but hope to have more on the day.

16.04.09/17.04.09- Ballysax National School, The Curragh have over 200 hundred students participating in this years national Spring Clean. Their clean up day is on the 16th of April and will be spread out over two days. These kids aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in order to get their school looking clean and tidy. For more information please contact Michael Kellegher on 045-441829.

18.04.09- Moorefield Park Residents' Association, Newbridge have set the date of the clean up for the 18th of April. They have over 35 volunteers taking place, but hope other members of the community will support them.

20.04.09- St Conleth's and Marys National School, Newbridge have 60 memebers of their Green Schools committee taking part in a big clean up of their school and school grounds on the 20th of April. 

An Taisce would like to encourage others to follow their lead and organise a clean-up in your area as it is not too late to register. Free Clean up kits are available from

The National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and local government. The initiative is sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland and the Wrigley Company. It is also supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected and Killeen who sponsor the general waste sacks.  The campaign is backed by all Local Authorities who co-ordinate activity in their communities.

All those registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains information, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean.  An Taisce will also liaise with local authorities to ensure that all materials collected will be picked up without charge. 

To register for National Spring Clean call 01 400 2220 or log on to the website at