19 May 2023
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Galway’s beaches and lakes awarded 8 Blue Flags and 6 Green Coast Awards
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Beaches and lakes across Galway have been awarded eight Blue Flags and six Green Cost Awards.
An Taisce says a record-breaking 159 awards were granted nationwide for the 2023 season.
The Blue Flag is awarded based on a strict number of criteria including water quality and environmental management.
In the city, Silverstrand Beach and Salthill Beach have retained their Blue Flag for 2023 – and both also received a Green Coast Award.
In the county, the Blue Flag has been retained at An Trá Mór, Indreabhán; bathing Place at Portumna; Cill Mhuirbhigh, Inis Mór; Loughrea Lake; Trá an Dóilín, An Ceathrú Rua; and Trá Inis Oírr.
Green Coast Awards – which recognise beaches of high environmental quality – have also been awarded to six county beaches.
They are Aillebrack/Silver Hill; Renvyle Beach, Dumhach Beach; East End Bay, Inisbofin; Trá Inis Oirr and Trá Pol na gCaorach, Inis Oirr.