Banna And Fenit Among Kerry Beaches Awarded Blue Flags

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Banna Beach.

BANNA, Fenit and Ballyheigue were among the 14 beaches awarded Blue Flags today.

A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with sewage treatment and bathing water quality criteria.

It was awarded to 88 Irish beaches or marinas for this year, three more than last year.

Welcoming the announcement, the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea said: ‘Blue Flags are an important indicator of the quality of our beach environment and it is encouraging that Kerry is continuing to set a high standard in this regard.

“These flags are a result of a collaborative approach between Kerry County Council, local community groups and beach users who work together to maintain our beautiful beaches and bathing waters.”

Kerry County Council appealed to all beach users to ensure they leave no litter on the beaches of Kerry or damage the wonderful coastal areas in any way so that the county can maintain and improve on its Blue Flag complement.

The Kerry beaches which were awarded Blue Flags are;

• Inch

• Ballybunion North

• Ballybunion South

• Ballyheigue

• Banna

• Fenit

• Kells

• Magherabeg

• Rossbeigh

• Ventry

• White Strand Caherciveen

• Fenit Marina

• Ballinskelligs

• Derrynane

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