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April 17, 2009

Ardclough and Newbridge Arrange Big Clean Up

national-spring-clean Kildare volunteers make a real difference in An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Campaign

Friday April 17th 2009: The National Spring Clean campaign is now in its third week and the people of Kildare have been out in force organising a variety of fantastic clean up events in the county. There are another two weeks left of the campaign however and it’s not too late for you to get involved! To register for your free clean up kit contact An Taisce on 01-4002220 or

The following events are planned for Kildare in the next week:

21-23.04.09- The Ardclough "big Clean up" will take place Monday 27th together with St Anne's School Ardclough as part on An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign. In order that the big clean up may be as efficient as possible The Community Council will have some preparatory work evenings on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of April. Any adult with an hour to give is invited to come along, to the TRIANGLE outside the church at 7.00pm on any of those 3 evenings. Wear suitable clothing, gloves and foot ware. Bring some work appliance, e.g. shears, secateurs, strimmer, hedge clippers, rake or yard brush. All support will be greatly appreciated to clean up and get the place looking good again after the winter

25.04.09-Joan Nolan, Secretary of the Riverside Park Residents Association, Newbridge, along with 20 other members will be taking part in this year’s National Spring Clean campaign, with the tidy up of their area organized for the 25th of April. They will be carrying out an estate clean up, weeding, road sweeping, and river bank litter collection by volunteer resident

25.04.09- In conjunction with National Spring Clean, Liffey Hall, Newbridge, holds an annual Spring Clean up day in late April to pick up all litter around the estate, remove weeds and sweep kerbs and generally tidy the communal living areas. This year’s event will take place on the 25th of April.

29.04.09- St. Conleth's Infant School (junior infants - first class), Newbridge, are planning to participate in the National Spring Clean on Wednesday the 29th of April at 1pm. They will be working together with St. Conleth and Mary’s (senior school 2nd - 6th class). They will be cleaning up their schools and the local areas surrounding.

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