Team Limerick Clean-Up Back For 8th Year
TLC returns with volunteers as the heartbeat
Registration is now open for the 8th edition of the largest one-day clean-up in Ireland, Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC), set to take place on Good Friday, 7th April across Limerick city and county.
Founders of the Team Limerick Clean-Up initiative, JP McManus, Paul O’Connell and Helen O’Donnell launched the event through a slick new video showcasing the best of Limerick. Watch here: Team Limerick Clean-Up 8 Launch Video
They are urging volunteers to sign up early on www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie and help make this the best TLC yet.
This year, participants in TLC8 are encouraged to bring a friend and involve any new neighbours in the community to come along and join in, in making Limerick a cleaner and more environmentally friendly county. The popular tea & coffee gatherings after the clean-up will also be held at locations throughout the city and county.
Last year, TLC7 marked the largest participation numbers so far, with over 21,000 volunteers taking part and collecting 68 tonnes of litter. The volunteers were from all walks of life ranging from schools, colleges, GAA clubs and Munster Rugby to businesses, charities, nursing homes and well-known faces locally.
Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council, TLC has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.
Commenting at the launch, TLC ambassador, Paul O’Connell said:
“Team Limerick Clean-Up 8 is a great chance for the communities involved to come together and develop a sense of pride in place. I would encourage everyone to invite new neighbours and people in their locality to join them in the clean-up and really develop this local community initiative.”
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Francis Foley, added:
“In its 8th year, Team Limerick Clean Up has gone from strength to strength with record numbers registering in 2022. As Mayor of Limerick City and County I wish TLC8 continued success and ask people to get out on the day and do their bit for Limerick. Our surrounding environment is so precious and anything we can do to help keep Limerick clean is a positive thing. To see communities, volunteers, schools, clubs, young and old all get out together on Good Friday and clean up Limerick is heart-warming. It is such a unique event for Limerick and everyone looks forward to participating year on year.”
Official TLC partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, The Limerick Post, I Love Limerick, Elive and Live95.