CALLS have been made to Clare County Council to install temporary CCTV cameras in Meelick and Cratloe to help identify those responsible for dumping waste in the area.

While numerous towns and villages are celebrating Tidy Towns success, Councillor Cathal Crowe has highlighted the murky practice of illegal dumping in rural Clare.
Couches, bags of nappies and baby equipment have been dumped at Woodcock Hill, a well-known scenic area of South East Clare.
Cllr Crowe commented that the waste disposal was most likely the result of a planned operation.

Dumping at Woodcock Hill
Photo Credit: Krzysztof Luszczki

“This dumping has been very calculated. I imagine that the perpetrators would have had to use a large van or trailer to fit in all of the items,” Cllr Crowe said.
“There is the possibility that a homeowner or landlord paid somebody to dispose of the waste and have no idea that they are now strewn across the heather and gorse of Woodcock Hill,” he added.
The top of the Woodcock Hill forms part of the parish boundaries of Meelick and Cratloe. The winding roads that run across the mountain are very popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists from both Clare and Limerick.

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