400 people turn up for the Dodder Action Day

400 people turn up for the Dodder Action Day

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THE Dodder Action Day was held on Saturday, which saw 400 people from around the county don their hi-vis vests while picking up litter and removing household items, like chairs and bikes, that had been dumped at various points along the 16-mile-long waterway.

A number of local community groups, including Tallaght Community Council, the Knocklyon Network and the Cherryfield Dog Walkers, came along to lend a hand as part of the cleaning initiative.

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At the Dodder Clean-Up Day on Saturday

The event, which was organised by the voluntary group Dodder Action, had a number of meeting points in local areas including Rathfarnham, Firhouse, Old Bawn and Sean Walsh Park, with the clean-up extending further into the city in order to clean a significant portion of the Dodder.

The waterway runs from its source at Kippure in the Wicklow Mountains before going out to sea at Grand Canal Dock.

See this week’s Echo for more pictures.