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Archived on 21/08/2017

Corkagh Park Awarded Prestigious Green Flag

South Dublin County Council received a prestigious Green Flag Award for Corkagh Park at an awards ceremony in Malahide Castle yesterday.

The Green Flag Award is an international quality benchmark that recognises and rewards the provision of good quality parks and green spaces. Established in more than 50 countries, the award scheme is administered in the Republic of Ireland by An Taisce and rates the management of parks by local authorities across six criteria including safety, cleanliness, conservation, community involvement and sustainability.

Corkagh Park is one of 36 public parks from across the country to achieve a Green Flag award in 2017. Parks are judged against acknowledged international best practice and standards on a number of criteria including cleanliness, horticultural standards, community involvement, sustainability and providing a warm welcome.

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Paul Gogarty welcomed the news saying:   “I am delighted that Corkagh Park has deservedly been awarded a Green Flag. This award celebrates and reflects the commitment and skill of our staff who work hard to make sure that our parks are a pleasure to visit all year round”.

 

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For further information, contact the Communications Unit at communications@sdublincoco.ie

If you are interested in finding out further information about the Green Flag Award contact An Taisce Environmental Education Unit at rmoss@eeu.antaisce.org or telephone: 01 4002212

 

Pictured from left to right are: Dave O’Reilly (General Operative Corkagh Park), David Fennell (Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, SDCC), Dr Michael John O’Mahony (An Taisce Environmental Education Unit) Cllr Ed O’Brien, Michael O’Reilly (General Operative Corkagh Park) Caimin Keenan (Assistant Foreman of Works Corkagh Park).

 

 

Note to Editors

The Green Flag Award is an international benchmarking standard for parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Award scheme is also operating across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

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