Commemorative book to honour Team Limerick Clean-up

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Helen O'Donnell, Emma O'Driscoll with Gael Colaiste Luimni students, Eoin Jardine and Huan Thompson  launching the recent Team Limerick Clean-up, which took place on Good Friday. Below, the cover of commemorative book. Picture: Alan Place
ORGANISERS of the famous Team Limerick Clean-up initiative are calling for all 10,000 participants to submit their details to the TLC team for a commemorative book on the project.

ORGANISERS of the famous Team Limerick Clean-up initiative are calling for all 10,000 participants to submit their details to the TLC team for a commemorative book on the project.

Organiser Helen O’Donnell said that the TLC team would like to acknowledge the efforts made by the many communities in Limerick who participated in the Good Friday clean-up.

“The Team Limerick Clean-up was an enormous success. And on the day, JP McManus announced that he would like to acknowledge that everyone should be given a memento for their efforts.

“We want everyone who participated to their names to us. We so far have around 4,500 names but there were a lot of people who haven’t given us their details, as a lot were at tea and coffee stations and doing other activities,” said the chairperson of the City Business Association.

She said people who have not submitted their names to the extensive list of volunteers should e-mail their details to tlc@limerick.ie.

“We would really like this to happen again. And the feedback we got said that they would like it to happen again. It was a great community event. And there were people in the communities who were doing specific work and we haven’t got their names. And JP is determined to get all 10,000 names. It’s just about people getting themselves to sit down and e-mail their names to us,” she said.

She added that they have discovered litter problems as a result of the large clean-up.

“We found out that there was a huge number of casual rubbish on country roads from the likes of takeaways on country roads, and in my area too, in Dooradoyle. We noticed that there are also a lot of cans and beer bottles.

“As a result of TLC, there will be more people involved in the likes of Tidy Towns. People loved it; a one-off event for just a few hours. And once you do something, you want to keep it right. But I hope people don’t wait until next Good Friday for another cleanup,” she explained.

According to TLC, 100 tonnes of litter was collected.