National Spring Clean events are set to be held in Kilkenny over the coming days.
Local schools are hosting clean-ups throughout the week, including Scoil Bhride NS, Goresbridge today (Wednesday), and Scoil Mhuire Lourdes BNS, Mooncoin, Graignamanagh BNS and Scoil Ruadhain NA, Tullaroan on Friday.
All volunteers who register for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a free clean-up kit with information, posters, colour-coded refuse sacks, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean.
An Taisce will also liaise with local authorities to ensure that all materials collected will be picked up without charge. Those who wish to take part should go to the National Spring Clean website at www.nationalspringclean.org.