Oscar Ó Chaoimh (4) from Cobh disposing of rubbish with Ruth Ring, Cobh Tidy Towns; John Crowley, Cork County Council; Cllr Gillian Gillian Coughlan, Mayor of the County of Cork; and Hendrick Verway, Cobh TidyTowns as Cork County Council launched its 2022 anti-litter campaign. Photo: Brian Lougheed

Be sound and keep it clean

The people of Cork have been asked to be sound and leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors this summer.

The call comes from the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Gillian Coughlan as a new county-wide anti-litter campaign was launched to encourage people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

This will be the 2nd year of the campaign which will see signs featuring unique “Corkisms” erected at outdoor amenities including beaches, coastlines, parks, playgrounds and shared recreational areas.

Mayor Coughlan said: “We want everyone to enjoy all that county Cork has to offer this summer. It doesn’t matter whether you're a local, a tourist, on a day trip, or just visiting the beach with some friends.”

The mayor continued: “You can still have fun even when you’re acting responsibly. We’re just asking people to be proud, be sound and help keep county Cork clean.

“The message is simply to find a bin or bring your litter home with you and leave no trace on your travels,” concluded the county mayor.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, added: “We are very fortunate that Cork county is home to some of the most scenic countryside and idyllic coastline in the country.”

Mr Lucey added: “Council staff will be working hard throughout the summer to maintain our wonderful outdoor amenities. We must each play our part in keeping our county clean for everyone to enjoy.”