A SOILED nappy, the leftovers of a takeaway and empty coffee cups were just some of the discarded pieces of rubbish greeting visitors to Stuart’s Car Park, opposite Enniskillen Castle, at the weekend. 
The remains of two disposal barbecues, plastic bottles and bags of rubbish could be seen at Trory, not far from Devenish Island, too. 
There were tourists and people walking dogs and spending time with their families at both locations, including Fermanagh man Kevin Curry who said the rubbish was a “disgrace.”
“We are looking to encourage tourists to visit our beautiful county and this is the first site they see,” Mr. Curry told The Impartial Reporter.
“I do not want my grandson Dára who is four to think this is normal. We pay our rates and expect better from the Council. 
“It seems out of site out of mind. Everyone needs to highlight this when they see it. Name and shame,” he said.
Another Enniskillen resident, who spoke to tourists at Stuart’s Car Park, told this newspaper: “Look at the state of the place. I recall the Council having signs up saying Fermanagh welcomes you naturally. They weren’t kidding.”
Democratic Unionist Councillor Keith Elliott, who represents the Enniskillen area, said an increase in “overflowing bins” is causing “huge concern.”
“This scourge is an eyesore and takes away from the natural beauty of these particular areas. 
“Across Fermanagh we take great pride in how we showcase our county to tourists and we cannot allow this problem to damage the huge tourist output we enjoy.
“I have spoken with Council officials about these locations and I am pleased that immediate action has been taken. 
“I trust that a long term solution can now be found to address this problem,” said Councillor Elliott. 
In a statement, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council said: “In light of the dumping around the bins at busy visitor areas such as Trory Jetty and Stuart’s Car Park, the Council will be looking into ways of positively improving the situation within resources available. 
“Both these areas are on the Council’s cleaning rota and have been cleaned since the report.
“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council would encourage members of the public not to leave their rubbish at tourist areas where bins are already full but to take it home where practical,” said the spokesman.