As part of its successful pilot the Republic of Ireland
is now proudly flying six Green Flag Awards across six of Dublin's
finest green spaces.
A successful introduction of this scheme into Ireland has
recently been piloted by An Taisce Environmental Education Unit
with Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, and also with the
Office of Public Works.
The six parks to achieve their Green Flag Award in 2015 are
- Bushy Park - Dublin City Council
- Poppintree Park - Dublin City Council
- Millennium Park - Fingal County Council
- Malahide Demesne - Fingal County Council
- St. Stephen's Green - Office of Public Works
- Grangegorman Military Cemetery - Office of Public Works
Robert Moss, An Taisce's Green Communities Manager said,
"The often unseen hard work of many park staff over many years
has provided Ireland with a wealth of treasured Parks, Gardens, and
Green Spaces. These important amenities provide us with a welcome
refuge from the stress of urban life, and are major attractions for
tourists and other visitors to Ireland."
In addition to the record number of flags now flying across
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Green Flag Award
scheme is currently being piloted across the owrld, including the
Netherlands, New Zealand and Abu Dhabi.
The reasoning behind the introduction of the Green Flag Award
into the Republic of Ireland is to better enable the provision of
good quality public parks and green spaces, managed in
environmentally sustainable ways. The Green Flag Award helps create
public recognition of good quality green space and in doing so aims
to build people's confidence and appreciation of them. The pilot
aspires to raise expectations of what a public green space can
offer and to assure people that the high regard they have for their
public parks and green spaces is well placed.
Congratulations to all the staff and volunteers who have worked
so hard to get these six sites up to a Green Flag Award