Waste woes

A picture taken by Suzanne Doherty of rubbish at Malin Head.
A picture taken by Suzanne Doherty of rubbish at Malin Head.

As Inishowen’s busiest tourism season approaches, concern has been expressed over rubbish strewn at beaches and landmarks in the peninsula - with fears it will only get worse.

An American visitor contacted the ‘Journal’ this week stating they were “incredibly sad” to see the “mess” left behind near the Tower at Malin Head.

Suzanne Doherty, who is from Washinton DC and is holidaying in Gleneely, took pictures of bags of rubbish lying near the portable toilets.

Ms Doherty said Malin Head was one of her “favourite places to visit in Ireland,” but proposed that before plans for toilets, a cafe and car parking were put in place that “it would make sense to start with providing rubbish bins so that visitors are not faced with such unsightly conditions.” There are no bins located near Banba’s Crown.

However, Councillor Martin McDermott said it may not be that simple and called upon Donegal County Council to increase its rubbish collections from once a week over the summer months.

Donegal County Council has said it’s “completely unacceptable” for anyone to leave rubbish behind and have issued guidelines.