Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2024

Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2024

Sligo County Council has been notified by An Taisce of the results of the Council’s Blue Flag and Green Coast Award Applications for 2024.

Following the consideration by the International Jury, both Rosses Point and Enniscrone were awarded Blue flag status and also Green Coast Awards, while Dunmoran Strand and Streedagh Beach were awarded Green Coast Awards.

In total Sligo County Council will be awarded 2 Blue Flags and 4 Green Coast Awards for the 2024 bathing season. These awards are a recognition of the high-quality of the resorts and bathing water in Co Sligo.

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Gerard Mullaney has welcomed today’s announcement.

‘The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels.  It aims to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental management of beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters around the world.  Water quality is deemed “excellent” at all Blue Flag Beaches. I am delighted to see that Enniscrone Beach has regained its Blue Flag status.’

An important aspect of the Green Coast Awards is the involvement of Clean Coasts groups in the management of awarded sites.  

Sligo County Council acknowledges the continued support of the local community groups throughout the county in the management and pride they take in their local beaches, and  will continue to work with these communities towards achieving the highest environmental standards at all our beaches during the 2024 bathing season.

An intensive bathing water monitoring programme will shortly commence for the 2024 bathing season. Water quality at Enniscrone, Mullaghmore, Rosses Point, Streedagh and Dunmoran beaches will be monitored at least fortnightly during the bathing season, and results of this monitoring will be displayed locally at each beach, and on the Council’s website.