The Lazy River Cafe in Carlow town has come up with a wonderful idea on how to keep the Barrow Track free of litter by offering walkers and nature lovers a free cup of tea or coffee to anybody who fills a bucket of rubbish while enjoying their walk..

David Cowan of The Lazy River café meets walkers of the Barrow Track every day as they take advantage of the lovely summer weather and often stop into his restaurant for a coffee and a slice of cake. He then came up with the idea, after seeing a similar initiative being carried out in Co Waterford, of offering a free cup of coffee or tea to people if they picked up some litter while out for a walk.

David is calling on people, especially those who enjoy the beautiful River Barrow, to take part by collecting a litter picker and a bucket from the café. In return, they’ll get to enjoy a delicious cuppa while sitting outside the café’s riverside promenade!

Well done to David and the team at the Lazy Rover Cafe and we look forward to seeing more initiatives like this across the county.