Let’s Clean Up Mulhuddart



A playing field in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15


A neglected beauty.

MLG writes:

I’m very keen to get together a group of local volunteers in Mulhuddart who would be willing to tackle some of the litter black-spots in the area. I’m a keen walker, and although we have wonderful facilities and resources around Mulhuddart, it is disheartening to see them marred by regular dumping.

I am aware that Fingal County Council have an ‘adopt a patch’ scheme, and can provide litter picking equipment and will collect bags of rubbish. It would be great to get a group of volunteers together now and again to try and clean the place up, especially now that the evenings are getting longer.

Any assistance you could help me on getting the word out to potential volunteers would be great. Volunteers to mulhuddartlittergroup@gmail.com


Mulhuddart Litter Group (Facebook)

24 thoughts on “Let’s Clean Up Mulhuddart

  1. Sinabhfuil

    Dublin City / County Council will issue you with plastic bags, thick gloves and those pinchy sticks if you get a group together.
    Well done yourself.

    1. ahyeah

      Have often wondered about those pinchy sticks (without ever knowing that’s what they’re called). Seem like a pretty lazy (and inefficient) way of picking things up.

      1. Murtles

        Inefficient enough around the house but when it comes to picking up public litter, Mr Pinchy is my friend. We do a local clean up of our area 2 to 3 times a year and it’s unfortunate how few people get involved for the hour or two. Probably the same ones who complain about rubbish. C’mon people, get out there and have a bit of civic pride.

        1. Dubloony

          Litter pickers (pinchy things) means you don’t have to bend down to pick things up, touch anything or remove glass without potential for cuts.

          Mr. Pinchy is the business.
          Big shout out to the Canals Action Day on 25th April
          All groups who clean up canals around Dublin will be out in force on one day to get all the cans, trollies, wheelie bins out in one go.

    1. name

      I think you’ll find this problem has become massive ever since people started just chucking stuff out without any consideration for the other people around them… Civic pride and consideration for others are sadly lacking in Dublin… although I suppose it’s much easier to blame it on the privatisation of bin collection (and by default the government – which suits your agenda nicely Rep)

      1. linbinius

        Nah. It used to be a big problem. Now it has actually become massive. Hopefully, with the good intentions of people like MLG it won’t become enormous or, lord save us, ginormous.

  2. AlisonT

    Great to see positive work being done. Hopefully it will catch on and spread to more areas. Mulhuddart village has improved massively in the last 5 years and this sort of thing can only help things further.

  3. Otis Blue

    If that’s public land and it appears to be, should the Council not have a greater responsibility in this matter than merely providing a pinchy stick?

    LPT and all that.

    1. ReproBertie

      They will also provide bags and take away the bags when filled.

      Shoudl they provide workers to clean public land? Definitely. Can they afford it? Maybe they need to get some squatters on the land to turn it into a thriving sustainable community.

    2. name

      Yes this is a valid point, but seriously, people need to stop just dumping rubbish like this, and have some awareness about the people and the environment around them…

  4. Laughter Tack.

    A great idea. Here in and around Killarney groups take it in turns to cover a certain stretch of road. They have maybe a one or two mile stretch that they cover with a few more, they are given gloves, bags, pickers, high vis jackets.

    It is very heartening to see people look after their own patch and gives a great feeling of community spirit.

    Obviously I don’t do it but many do.

  5. Continuity Jay-Z

    A lot of civic minded people currently protesting water charges. I’d be absolutely confident if you contact members of the AAA they would immediately go to work on this great community initiative.

  6. Jones

    Young offenders should be forced to walk their neighbourhoods cleaning up this crap. That’ll learn them to stop dumping.

  7. pissedasanewt

    Increase the number of litter wardens and make illegal dumpers spend hours doing community service picking up their area.

    Every couple of days a load of black bags appear in a green area near me. The last time they had been ripped open by something, but half the sh1t in them could have been recycled for free. Its got nothing to do with bin charges, its being a lazy ass selfish bstard.

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