Is Your Rotten Town One Of Ireland's Top 5 Filthiest Areas?

Is Your Rotten Town One Of Ireland's Top 5 Filthiest Areas?

The Irish are known for their filthy mouths but one thing they'll never admit is being filthy on the streets. Well, you're in for a shock because the filthiest areas in Ireland have been revealed and it's not just yer man down the road in Cavan who hoards newspapers.

According to a new Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) national survey, rubbish problems have only gotten worse and it's not just because Celebrity Big Brother is coming back on our screens tonight.

Galvone in Limerick for most littered town in Ireland? Yep.

Ibal spokesman Conor Horgan told the Irish Times the north of Dublin city was very neglected and despite “efforts and investment of Dublin City Council in this area...this result is a disappointment after the progress of the previous year.

Filthiness is on the increase too: two years ago 85% of the 40 towns, cities and urban areas surveyed were clean af but now it's just 70%. WTH?

So why are we so dirty? Apparently dumping is to blame.

He said that group of lads that hangs out near the shopping centre is not the problem, “It’s about people deliberately and covertly evading bin charges by illegally disposing of their rubbish on wasteland or derelict sites, which then become magnets for all sorts of litter.


“Dumping needs to be higher on the political agenda, as it’s an issue that really matters to people and to our economy.”

Too dirty to clean my act up. If you ain't dirrty you ain't here to parrrtayy! Sorry. This is serious shit. Here's the filthiest towns in Ireland:

  1. Galvone, Limerick
  2. Farranree, Cork
  3. Dublin north inner city
  4. Ballymun, Dublin
  5. Mahon, Cork

And the cleanest:

  1. Kildare
  2. Roscommon
  3. Ashbourne
  4. Waterford
  5. Thurles
  6. Enniscorthy
  7. Ennis
  8. Fermoy
  9. Dublin Airport Environs
  10. Shannon

Also read: 12 Of The Worst Irish Tattoos Ever

Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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