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Tralee can “clean-up” if Tralee cleans-up before St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

CHILDREN from primary schools in Tralee have teamed up with Saint Patrick to banish litter from the town ahead of a Bank Holiday weekend packed with sport and family fun.

Volunteers are needed to take part in a major clean-up operation before thousands of people arrive in Tralee for the International Marathon and Kerry’s Allianz Football League game against Down on Saturday and for the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday.

The Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, said: “Tralee’s primary schools always proudly fly their Green Flags to show their commitment to living in a clean environment and now they are leading the call for town’s grown-ups to follow their example. The business community in the town will benefit most from the influx of people over the Bank Holiday weekend and a clean, well presented town may convince our guests to return again and again.”

The town will only be at its gold medal best if lots of people show up outside the Grand Hotel on Denny Street at 7pm on Thursday 14th March with brushes, shovels or any implements that will help the clean-up while gloves, bags, “hi-viz” vests and litter pickers will be provided.

The Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Johnnie Wall, paid tribute to the boys, girls and staff of the primary schools who regularly make an effort to keep Tralee tidy.

Joining the Mayor and St Patrick outside the Ashe Memorial Hall to announce details of the Tralee Chamber Alliance clean-up were children from CBS Primary, Presentation, Moyderwell, Balloonagh, St Ita’s and St Joseph’s, Scoil Mhic Easmainn and St John’s School Ashe Street.