Dog litter bins erected along major tourist path in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

LIMERICK City Council have installed four litter bins for dog dirt along Cleeves Bank, as well as making other improvements to the path.

LIMERICK City Council have installed four litter bins for dog dirt along Cleeves Bank, as well as making other improvements to the path.

The bins are located at the junction of the Condell and Shelbourne Road, opposite the Westfields Welands Pathway, at Barrington’s Pier and on the Clonmacken roundabout near the tunnel exit.

Northside councillor Kathleen Leddin, who has been campaigning for changes for several years, congratulated City Hall on these improvements - but said bins need to be installed in Clancy Strand, and O’Callaghan Strand.

“Both these areas are very popular walks with pedestrians, tourists and dog-walkers but there has been no facility where dog owners can dispose of the poop left by their dogs. As a result, both strands are badly littered by dog foul. Providing bins here, as have been provided on the Cleeve’s Path walk, will be an important step in reducing this problem,” she said.

Cllr Leddin said the fact City Council has put litter bins along Cleeves Bank will make the leisure walkway even more popular for families, joggers, cyclists and tourists.

She said bins are needed “as many people walk dogs along this pathway, and many more are likely to do so from now on.”

“While bins are not the whole solution to the problem, they are a very important part of it. It is also necessary that regular street maintenance be carried out” Cllr Leddin added.