Dumped Bridgend clothes on way to Syria

Bridgend residents and local children at the illegal dump site. Included are, Gavin Toland, Rosaleen Bradley, Marion McGee and Louise Hegarty.

Bridgend residents and local children at the illegal dump site. Included are, Gavin Toland, Rosaleen Bradley, Marion McGee and Louise Hegarty.

Residents and priest intervene after lorry-load of clothing illegally discarded on roadside

A lorry-load of clothes illegally dumped on the side of the road near Bridgend last week is now on its way to Syrian refugees, thanks to the intervention of local residents and an Inishowen priest.

Residents in the Dundrain area of Bridgend were angered on Thursday morning to find that a back road – around one mile from the Nineteenth Hole pub – had been entirely blocked by around one hundred large bags of clothes.

A nearby farmer managed to clear the route before residents informed Donegal County Council and the Gardaí.

Locals told the Inishowen Independent that illegal dumping has become an increasingly common occurrence in the area – tyres have recently been dumped nearby – but they have never seen anything on this scale before.

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Donna Roddy