Big beach clean-up in Kilkee

Big beach clean-up in Kilkee


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Kilkee Sub Aqua Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and the Clare County Council will hold a beach clean-up activity on Saturday.

The plan is to try and remove as much plastic from the beach area as possible. It is a small task in the larger scheme of things but every piece we remove helps reduce the impact on the environment but also ensures that no marine life feed on that piece of plastic also.

It’s a short activity, only a few hours but the impact is big and the club are delighted to be part of such an event.

A spokesman said: “As we prepare for the season ahead where we will all enjoy some form of recreational activity such as walking, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, it would be nice to help create a cleaner environment for ourselves and our families.”

“You may have watched some social media clips of the pollution in the oceans and how plastic is enemy number one. We need your help to kick start a “go plastic free” campaign where together we can reduce the dependency on plastic in our daily lives, task one is to help clean up any that we find on the beach and surrounding area,” spokesman added.

“The event will take place between 12 noon to 3pm on the 31st-March 2018. We would love to see you there, come on your own, come as part of a group or family, all help is extremely appreciated and welcomed,” he added.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.