Dingle, Ballybunion and the River Laune are littered according to a new survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter.
The nationwide survey found almost 40% of the country’s rivers, beaches and harbours are littered.
The study carried out by An Taisce found that in Dingle there was a wide variety of litter, much of it food related, especially fast-food wrappers, utensils and cigarette butts.
In Ballybunion the study found there were small amounts of food and beverage related litter trapped in seaweed on the beach. It also found some marine litter, most notably fishing line and nets, rope and string.
The An Taisce report for the River Laune said while it had a nicely presented riverside environment, there was minor litter observed throughout.
Irish Business Against Litter says the objective of the new campaign is to rid our coasts and waterways of litter, as they are central to the country’s appeal to visitors and an integral part of the clean image we project.