Noel Hayes and Comd't Tadhg O'Donoghue, pictured with items found during the clean up, including an old mattress and a microwave. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Last week, members of the defence forces at Lynch Camp in Kilworth conducted a major litter pick across military lands.

With approximately 3,500 acres of land located across Kilworth hill, where a number of military and council roads are located, Commandant Tadhg O’Donoghue told The Avondhu that the major clean-up began following the cutting back of hedges.

“Since we cut back the ditches, I suppose it became particularly evident then. With lots of growth and high bushes, you wouldn’t see a lot of the rubbish, but when we cut it back, a generation’s worth of rubbish became evident. The sheer scale of the amount of rubbish we’ve picked already is shocking.

“We’ve decided that as a unit, that unit being 1BTI 1 Brigade Training Installation, we would conduct a campaign of litter picking …” Comdt O’Donoghue said.

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