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Donegal beach clean-up highlights plastic waste issue

Two community groups came together in the Donegal Gaeltacht today to highlight the issue of plastic and other waste on Irish beaches.

The Leitir Mhic an Bhaird development group and the Gweebarra Community group joined forces to clean up Dumhaigh beach.

Together they gathered a mound of rubbish, much of which was plastic that was more than likely washed in from the Atlantic.

Alongside the group was Belfast artist Niamh McCarron, who will create a sculpture out of the waste which was gathered up.

She said she will base it on something connected with the locality and it will be erected in Leitir Mhic an Bhaird, probably in September.

Before that, a video of today’s work will be shown and workshops held with local children on the topic of plastic waste. The children will also get a chance to create art out of the wasted plastic.

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