Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has extended her gratitude and congratulations to students from Gaelscoil Choráin and South Abbey National School, Youghal for their work in creating awareness around the issue of dog fouling.

Earlier this year, Cork County Council’s East Cork Municipal District invited local children to design a poster to highlight the problems of dog fouling and encourage people to clean up after their dogs. The winning entries were used to create new signage for Youghal, with 25 very colourful signs now installed on popular walking routes throughout the town.

Mayor Linehan Foley thanked the children saying:

The creativity and community spirit of young people in Cork County is boundless, and as both a resident of Youghal and as County Mayor, I am extremely grateful for their contribution to making Youghal a cleaner, safer place. We have so many beautiful towns and villages in the county, thanks in no small part to dedicated volunteers in Tidy Towns, Pride of Place and Anti-Litter community groups. The future of our communities looks bright with many civic minded young people stepping up and making such an amazing contribution.

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