39 thoughts on “Low Tide

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Yes, I did read that Other Countries recently became 100% waste and peckerhead free, actually. We’re the only country in the world where something like this can happen. THE ONLY ONE!!

      1. Donger

        Not really but there is a severe lack of cleaning up after your self around Ireland. I used to live near portobello bridge and it was like a dumping ground during sunny weather

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Isn’t that where The Barge is? Can’t be overly surprised that 200 drunk people left a message after them.

          1. Donger

            It is. Your attitude is typical and the reason the place is like a dump. When I lived there id head to the patch of grass opposite the Hilton on a sunny day. Have a few cans and pop the empties in the bag I used to carry them in. Pop bag in bin-easy. This, F it someone else will do it attitude is baffling

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            It’s not my attitude, I said you can’t be surprised when drunk people have that attitude. Relax.

          3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Usually, the type of people who eff their rubbish around don’t take kindly to you pointing out the issue. I never interfere due to fear of a slap.

          4. 3stella

            No, next bridge/Rathmines Road up towards Harold’s Cross, always rank with Algae in the summer litter or not.

      1. pedeyw

        Okay. There definitely wasn’t a burned out car in the canal by Drimnagh Luas a while ago. Or countless bikes/cans/bottles along the canal between blackhorse and Kylemore. I saw an entire metal bed frame submerged along there.

  1. Waddy Dilson

    To be honest this is the council’s problem.
    No amount of education is going to stop the minority dropping a bit of rubbish around, no amount of deterrent is going to deter everyone. The council should be cleaning this daily.

    1. Chucky R. Law

      Observing the true spirit of public service demarcation, Waterways Ireland are responsible for anything in the water. Corpo could not care less.

    2. Supercrazyprices

      “To be honest this is the council’s problem.”

      No it’s not. It’s a citizen problem. Lazy citizens who say “sure the council is there to clean up my mess”.

  2. Bort

    If there’s 300 people down at the barge. All it takes is 5 groups if even to leave their mess and it looks like everyone who was there a mess but. Most people d clean up after them. 100% cleanliness is sadly unrealistic.

  3. Anomanomanom

    We are a filthy people, rubbish wise, in general. I don’t think the summer sun has anything to do with it. Dublin is a filthy hole.

    1. Pip

      But if you’ve lived long enough, you’d have seen an incredible improvement in attitude, services (fancy cleaning yokes on wheels, people) and that. Really.
      And all those unvandalised Dublin Bikes. WTF!!!!

  4. SunshineB

    I live beside here and have been cleaning up after these pigs every morning before work. Absolute scumbags. Shame on anyone who would do this to such a lovely area, people are the pits.
    Equally if you’re there and cleaning up after yourself, it wouldn’t hurt to clean up after others too. How people can sit in this filth I’ll never understand.
    There’s an organised clean-up happening tomorrow morning for anyone who wants to get involved, Leeson St from 10 I think.
    For the sake of the wildlife in the area the place should be off limits, people clearly can’t be trusted to behave like civilised adults after a few drinks. Beggars belief really, such an embarrassment to us all.

    1. C Sharp

      It absolutely should not be off limits, and I’m sure if you were not a resident you would feel differently.
      It is a public amenity, one of the few things that are available equally to all, it is an unfortunately fact that there are just bad eggs. Collectively punishing the rest of us is just wrong.

      How complicated can it be to put a sanitation route on that stretch in the Summer mornings? In fact we could do with this a bit more across the city. This is done all over Europe. The less mess already there, the less likely people are to add to it.

  5. Mulder

    In fairness, no sign of dead rats or dogs or cats, no used condoms or tampons or excrement.
    So suppose it be a kind of progress.

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