Meeting Point: At the Forge (cross) in Kilmurry
Do I bring anything: Gloves and Hi Viz.
About National Spring Clean
National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 17th year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment. National Spring Clean traditionally takes place throughout the month of April.
National Spring Clean has been operated by An Taisce since 1999 in partnership with the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and Local Authorities and is sponsored by the Wrigley Company Ltd. and Repak Ltd. The size and scale of National Spring Clean has grown steadily and significantly over the years.
In 1999, 1,732 clean-up events were registered with An Taisce and an estimated 155,000 people took part in these events. By 2015 these numbers had risen to 5199 events with over 519,000 people participating.
Last year (2015), an estimated 500 tonnes of litter was collected of which 35% was recycled. In the current era of climate change the more we recycle, the more we reduce our carbon emissions, so by taking part in National Spring Clean we are making a difference! To read more about litter and climate change, click here.
The effort and enthusiasm of the National Spring Clean volunteers has ensured the campaign’s real triumph and success. As National Spring Clean has become a fixed date on the school and community calendar, this partnership can hopefully look forward to an even greater success for many years to come.
Santa Claus Switching on Christmas Lights.
On Sunday December 06th Santa will visit Kilmurry for the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights.
Kilmurry will be transformed into a hive of activity as locals gear up for the lighting of the Christmas tree.
Christmas carols and songs will be performed to welcome Santa in his sleigh to the village..
Festivities starting at 6.30pm….
A big thanks to John and the team at Centra Sixmilebridge for sponsoring this event…
The Square, Sixmilebridge, Co Clare
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 22:00
Sat 8:00 – 21:30
Sun 8:00 – 21:00
What Story ?
The Celtic Story
The Story of a people and a place,
The Meaning to Life Story,
The Living Past Story,
The Christian Story,
The May Eve Story,
The Land + Animals Story.
More and more young people are interested in the stories
their parents and especially their Grandparents tell them
of their times growing up.
Why is it important? Because connecting with a people
and a time from the past can help us to live and value the
present and shape our future.
There are valuable lessons for us from times when
Self/Community Reliance, Neighbours, Healthy Home
Produced Food and Manual Work; Family, Faith were
important concepts – a time when Celtic Spirituality
integrated the real life of people.
We are living in a very different Ireland now. Education,
Travel, Television, Technology, Prosperity have
brought great changes – a lot of them positive.
There is a greater emphasis on personal freedom and a
more tolerant approach to life.
But there is a downside too – a loss of ordinary decency,
a greed for money and prosperity,
the decline of community and neighbourliness,
a loss of respect for the wisdom of old.
The challenge now is: to place our lives in the context of
values that apply to people in every age.
Our May Eve Gathering is a bit about responding to that
May Eve – Area Gathering
Thursday April 30th 7.30 p.m.