It’s going to be a busy morning for Council workers.
Residents of The Lough area woke up to a sea of litter this morning after hundreds of sunseekers gathered to enjoy the hot May weather yesterday.
Beer and cider cans and boxes were strewn across the grass on every side of the park, with towering piles of refuse, plastic bags, bottles and food wrappers left beside almost every bin on the 1km pathway around the lake.
The Lough was unusually busy on Wednesday as locals sought out a place to enjoy the 27C weather within their 5km Covid-19 travel restrictions.
— Dr Angela Flynn (@angevf) May 27, 2020
The protected wildlife reserve, which is usually kept in pristine condition by Cork City Council, is the site of a major clean-up this morning, with locals angered by the situation.
“I’m absolutely shocked at the mess this morning,” said Jennifer Kent, who lives in the area.
“I took my dog for her walk last night and there were crowds of people in large groups, clearly ignoring the social distancing rules, all over the park. To wake up to this is just the icing on the cake. It’s terrible.”