Following a successful piloting of the Green Flag Award scheme
in the Republic of Ireland this year, overseen by An
Taisce, six sites around the country are now proudly
raising their first flags.
Recipients include Fingal County Council, who now hold Green
Flag Awards for two of the county's most iconic parks, Millennium
Park, Blanchardstown and Malahide Demesne.
Local school children helped the Mayor of Fingal raise the flag
at Malahide Demesne in a ceremony earlier this month.
Mayor of Fingal, Cllr David O'Connor said "I am very proud
to see Malahide Demesne achieve this internationally recognised
standard of excellence for Parks and Green Spaces. Well done
to all involved, and to the staff whose hard work provides us in
Fingal with such a great amenity."
The Green Flag Award scheme is already supporting the best
practice management of parks and green spaces across England,
Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany,
Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.