The Gweebarra Community Group, with support by Leitir Development Group, have come up with a unique idea to combine art with eco-saving activities.
In a bid to reduce plastic waste and its harmful impact on the environment, the community groups are launching an exciting project where an artist will transform litter into something creative.
Artist and sculptor Niamh McCann has joined the innovative summer project.
On the 21st of July from 1pm to 3pm the group will gather young and old together on Dooey Beach for a special beach clean with some entertainment for children, music and “Wicked Waffles”. Niamh McCann will then do a sculpture from all the waste.
A videographer will be documenting the community work and all the fun.
To put the local event in the global scheme of things, there will be a show in Leitir Hall all about the waste problems in the oceans with all the negative effects for climate change and our food chain. This will take place on 18th of August at 5pm.
“In the back room we will have a small workshop for children – we’ll provide tea and home baking. The highlight of the evening will be the film from the videographer about the beach cleaning.
“When our artist has finished the sculpture – possibly by the end of August – we can unveil it in a fitting ceremony at a prominent location in Leitir,” organisers said.
A final date for the unveiling will be confirmed.