VIDEO: Another popular Irish beach destroyed by litter over the weekend 1 year ago

VIDEO: Another popular Irish beach destroyed by litter over the weekend

Grim scenes.

Good weather is great, but there can be a pretty lousy knock-on effect when people out having fun neglect to clean up after themselves.

At the start of the weekend, Wicklow's Brittas Bay was left in a horrendous state by those who visited the beach on Friday, and now Laytown Strand in Meath has followed suit in grim fashion.

TV producer and local resident Lisa McCabe posted video and photos of the damning condition of the Laytown beach on Saturday, after people failed to tidy up.

McCabe's planned stroll would become an impromptu clean-up effort as she tackled what was left behind.

Laytown Strand beach litter

McCabe teamed up with a woman named Nichola Matthews as the pair filled eight refuse sacks and three car boot loads worth of litter, which still only amounted to a small section of the area.

Laytown Strand beach litter

"What is so hard about bringing your rubbish with you or putting it in the bids provided?" asked McCabe upon sharing the imagery on her Facebook page.

"You're destroying the very place you come to enjoy, "she added.

"Humanity is doomed if we continue like this," noted McCabe when highlighting the amount of plastic that would have wound up in the sea were it not for her intervention.

Images and video via Lisa McCabe / Facebook