‘Purple Flag’ Judges Impressed With Tralee During Visit

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THE judges who were in Tralee last weekend were very impressed with the town and what it has to offer which augurs well for the prospect of being awarded Purple Flag status later this year says Tralee Chamber Alliance.

The aim of the Purple Flag is to increase footfall into town centres, lower crime and improve the night time experience.

The Purple Flag Committee in Tralee presented a strong case for the town throughout the assessment process by showing a commitment to ensuring that Tralee has a safe, vibrant and well-managed Night Time Economy.

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The Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, said: “We are very happy with how Tralee was presented during the judges’ visit who were particularly impressed by the facilities that the town has to offer families. They said that we had a great range of drinking and dining options. Whilst we are hopeful that our submission is good enough to achieve Purple Flag statues, we now have a couple of anxious months to wait until we hear the final result. It was great to see the business community, Kerry County Council and An Garda Siochána work together to show that Tralee is a great place to live, work and visit.”

Throughout last weekend’s assessment, the judges toured the area within a circuit from The Rose Hotel to Tralee Bay Wetlands to North Circular Road and back to Fels Point, covering pubs, hotels and restaurants, Aqua Dome, Siamsa Tíre Theatre, KDYS and Tralee Town Park.

Kieran Ruttledge paid tribute to David Scott the Purple Flag coordinator and his team who worked tirelessly over the past number of months to prepare the application and the Judges’ tour of Tralee.

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