Donegal comes out on top in this years Blue Flag Awards!

 

Donegal has come out on top in this years An Taisce Blue Flag and green coasts awards.
The programme aims to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental management of beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters around the world.
The 80 Irish beaches and 10 marinas that have achieved this accolade must adhere to specific criteria related to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and site management.
With 12 beaches and 2 marinas getting top marks, Donegal is the county with the most Blue Flags for 2020.
They are: Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, Portnoo/Narin, Carrickfinn, Killahoey, Marblehill, Downings, Portsalon, Culdaff, Stroove, Greencastle Marina and Rathmullan Marina.
Bundoran has regained Blue Flag status having lost it in 2019.
Meanwhile, the areas in Donegal which received the Green coast award are: Dooey, Magheroarty, Drumatinney and Ballyheirnan.
Coastal Awards Manager with An Taisce, Ian Diamond says it is no mean feat being awarded such an accolade:

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