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Good luck to both the Galway senior and intermediate teams in their respective finals on Sunday. Remember, tickets are still available for these showpiece finals at selected Centra and SuperValu stores, so avail of the opportunity to fly the maroon and white at Croker this Sunday.
May is Heart Failure Awareness month, and tomorrow, and across the remaining three Fridays in May 17, Galway heart and stroke charity Croí, will be raising a red flag on heart failure, along with 25 heart organisations worldwide.
The beautiful garden at the Jackie Clarke Collection has been internationally recognised by being given International Green Flag status. The Green Flag for Parks award is given to those public parks and green spaces that exemplify excellence in such standards as management and sustainability as well as providing beautiful settings for leisure.
THE elected members of Mayo County Council this week said they want to see no more losses of Blue Flag beaches next year after Ross beach in Killala lost it's Blue Flag when this years Blue Flags were announced earlier this year.
The Killala Chamber and Development Association is deeply disappointed that Ross Beach did not retain its very valuable Blue Flag, which is an internationally recognised symbol of excellence regarding bathing water and other relevant facilities. In a statement this week they said, "We understand that this was not due to any deterioration of the quality of the water, its sewerage facility or clearly displayed information. Ross Beach with its Blue Flag status was a huge tourist attraction for the area and large crowds visit the beach during the summer. Mayo County Council has over the years carried out excellent improvement works providing enhanced parking and other facilities." The chairman of the group, Tony McGarry, appealed to Mayo County Council to urgently take the necessary steps to ensure that Ross Beach will have its Blue Flag reinstated immediately.
Galway city and county has retained all of its five Blue Flags for this year as well as being awarded six Green Coast awards, five of which were retained from last year and a new one awarded to Trá gCaorach, Inis Oirr, for the first time.
Galway City Council is set to invest almost €8,000 in its bid to become the next Irish city to recieve the Purple Flag, an initiative which according to city manager Brendan McGrath offers the city “an unique opportunity to make a further statement, that it is a safe and vibrant place for people to do business in the evening and to enjoy”.
Despite the recent destruction caused to the coastline in Mayo, there may be some relief for beaches which it was feared would lose their Blue Flag status this year because the damage caused would not be cleared up by the time they were inspected. An Taisce held its annual Blue Flag conference with local authorities this week to discuss the blue flag and green flag programs for this year.
Westport is hoping to win another top tourism award and attract more UK visitors with an internationally recognised thumbs-up for the town’s nightlife.
Not all of the 12 Blue Flag beaches in the county are patrolled by a lifeguard which has caused concern among locals according to councillor Michael McNamara.