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Traveling trash can: Barrel from Myrtle Beach makes its way across the pond to Ireland

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Barrel from Myrtle Beach makes its way across the pond to Ireland (Credit: Myrtle Beach City Government)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) – A trash can from Myrtle Beach managed to make it more than 3,000 miles away to Ireland.

Keith McGreal from Ireland emailed Myrtle Beach City Government on Sunday to let them know about the traveling trash can arriving on the west coast of Ireland, Mulranny, County Mayo.

"We spotted the stickers and thought it would make a good news story. Amazing to think it travelled all the way across the Atlantic, over 5500 km away," McGreal said.

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City officials said it's an amazing voyage for a trash barrel.

"Although we'd prefer that it stayed put on our beach, rather than gallivanting all over the world via the Gulf Stream. I don't think it's possible to tell when it went missing, but it probably was during a wind or storm event."

Trash containers are usually removed from the beach before a hurricane but this one apparently had a mind of its own.

A city employee already volunteered to go fetch it.

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