Residents rally to clean up their estate and foster vital community spirit

Sue Rowley from Cluid (on right) with young residents from Cuirt an Ri King Street, Clonmel helping to clean up their estate as part of An Taisces National Spring Clean Week.
Residents of Clúid’s housing scheme at Cúirt an Rí, King Street, Clonmel joined forces to clean up their neighbourhood.

Residents of Clúid’s housing scheme at Cúirt an Rí, King Street, Clonmel joined forces to clean up their neighbourhood.

The estate-wide clean-up was part of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean.

This is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative. Clúid arranged for skips to be provided on the day and there was no shortage of help to fill them.

Resident Sarah Murphy said: ‘The skips are fantastic. The Spring Clean gives everyone a chance to get involved in their local community.’

Sue Rowley from Clúid Housing said: “This is the second year that Cúirt an Rí has participated in this terrific initiative.

Everyone made a great effort to get involved and help each other out. Overall it is a terrific display of community spirit.”

Clúid Housing is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides rented social housing in Clonmel and around the country. As well as providing housing, the charity works to enable people to create thriving communities.

Clúid places particular emphasis on bringing neighbour’s together, encouraging and promoting involvement and advancing health and well-being. This is particularly important in an age of online communities, as people become more and more detached from traditional communities. This can lead to an increase in loneliness, isolation and depression, especially among older people.

There are a number of annual national and European community events which Clúid encourages tenants to get involved in.

Clúid also organises its own community events, bringing residents together to enjoy and strengthen their neighbourhood.