Staff From Local Company Join Nealon Brothers For Tralee Bay/Canal Clean-Up

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Alex, Evan and Dylan Nealon with their mom Laura Jane Nealon, staff from Sigmar Recruitment and other volunteers taking part in the clean-up on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A LOCAL company showed the way for other businesses on Friday, by taking part in a clean-up organised by three young brothers.

Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign for the past number of months now to remove plastic from the Tralee canal and bay, as well as the protection of wildlife and the environment.

They were out again on Friday last and this time they were joined by staff from Sigmar Recruitment in Monavalley Industrial Estate, as well as other volunteers.

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“It was a great day,” said the boys’ mother, Laura Jane Nealon. “What an amazing team Shaun has in Sigmar. And they will be in touch to organise another clean. There is a huge difference to the area since the first time we went in there in January. It is very satisfying to see the change. Fields which used to be a blanket of plastic are now fields of green. The bay is starting to look like a home for wildlife. There’s still loads to do so we will be organising another big clean in the coming weeks,” she added.

Shaun O’Shea, Head of European Recruitment at Sigmar, was delighted they could lend their support.

“I think the lads are really inspirational and we can all learn from their example. As a manager in the business community, I felt we had to do something. We’re happy to commit to helping and if we can do it, then I would hope other companies and businesses would join in too,” said Shaun.

Ballyseedy in the Tralee Bay Wetlands supplied free tea/coffee and biscuits for all volunteers after their afternoon’s work.

The Nealons need as many members of the public and staff from local businesses as possible to come along and help them in their next clean-up, which is planned for the coming weeks.

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