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.
On behalf of Kilmurry.Com I would like to wish you, your families and loved ones a very special Christmas.
Another year draws to a close and over the past 12 months we have had some very enjoyable activities in the area.
The Festival, Tidy Towns, trad group events and sporting activities to mention a few.
I would like to thank all of our contributors for your continued support, articles and photos for the website.
So much of what we achieve is as a direct result of your efforts.
Christmas is a time of celebration, joy and togetherness and I certainly hope that these sentiments can be enjoyed by all families in the locality over this period.
I hope the New Year brings renewed hope, energy and success.
We are having a meeting to discuss the proposal for a town twinning between Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Nort-sur-Erdre .
DATE: Wednesday 1st April 2015
VENUE: The Mill Bar in Sixmilebridge
Nort-sur-Esrdre is a small town located in the Pays-de-la-Loire in western France, approximately 35 km north of the city of Nantes. Nort-sur-Erdre has a population of 7400.
The mayor of the town is Mr. Yves Dauvé. Nort-sur-Erdre is currently twinned with the town of Piedrabuena in central Spain and in August of this year, they will celebrate 10 years of twinning when a delegation from Piedrabuena will travel to Nort-sur-Erdre for the annual jazz festival.
A delegation of 6-8 people from Nort-sur-Erdre is planning on coming to Sixmilebridge in mid April to visit our village and environs. Among those travelling will be the mayor and local councillor Mr. Carlos McErlain who is a secondary school teacher. The delegation is interested in meeting local people who are keen on the idea of twinning our two communities. The proposal for twinning was initiated by Mr. McErlain who has family connections to Kilmurry.
The benefits of twinning are well recognised and Nort-sur-Erdre is ideally located to allow easy access between the two communities. It is approximately 4 ½ hours drive from Cherbourg/Roscoff and seasonal flights operate between Shannon and Nantes.
Educational language exchanges would be of benefit to secondary school pupils and there are several cultural and sports clubs who could potentially benefit fron close links between Sixmilebridge and Nort-sur-Erdre .
Nort-sur-Erdre was part of Brittany before being separated in the 18th century. There still exists a strong Breton influence in the region and strong links existed between the area and Ireland based on our shared celtic origins. Similarities in the breton language and music to our own gaeilge and our traditional music strngthen the ties between our two communities.
Congratulations to Tiarnan Agnew who was recently crowned All Ireland U14 Champion in 60 x 30 Handball.
Tiernan defeated Meaths Daniel Farrelly 15-2, 15-0 to win comfortably.
The finals took place at Garryhill, Co. Carlow on October 12th last.