Wexford County Council retains all 9 Blue Flags
The consistently high quality of Wexford public beaches and marinas was recognised again today when the 2019 Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards were announced, with County Wexford receiving a total of 9 Blue Flags and 8 Green Coast awards.
The Blue Flag Award is presented to beaches and marinas with excellent water quality and which achieve high standards in a wide range of other criteria including environmental education, management of the environment, safety and other services. The Green Coast Award is given to beaches which may be less developed and less populated than Blue Flag beaches but which nevertheless have excellent water quality.
Wexford County Council successfully retained all 7 Blue Flags awarded last year while the coveted Blue Flag award was also retained for the Council’s two public marinas at Kilmore Quay and New Ross.
Wexford County Council Director of Services, John Carley, congratulated all those involved in maintaining the county’s beaches to the exacting standards expected by locals and visitors alike. He also praised the work of Coastcare Volunteer Groups, who play a very important role in achieving Green Coast status for Wexford’s beaches, stating that the Green Coast award “is an example of how the local community, supported by the local authority, can achieve much for the local area while protecting and enhancing the environment at the same time”.
The following is the full list of County Wexford Awards
|Ballinesker Beach||Blue Flag|
|Ballymoney North Beach||Blue Flag|
|Beach||Award||Clean Coast / Community Group|
|Ballyhealy||Green Coast||Kilmore School and Wexford Sub Aqua Club|
|Booley Bay||Green Coast||Hook Residents Coast Care Group|
|Cahore Point Beach||Green Coast||Ballygarrett Tidy Towns|
|Cullenstown Strand||Green Coast||Cullenstown Community Group|
|Culleton's Gap||Green Coast||Friends of the Raven Coast Care Group|
|Grange||Green Coast||Hook Residents Coast Care Group|
|Old Bawn Beach||Green Coast||Ballygarrett Tidy Towns|
|St Helen's Bay||Green Coast||St Helen's Bay Residents Group|