Tralee Town Park And The Wetlands Receive Green Flag Awards

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TRALEE Town Park and Tralee Bay Wetlands have received 2021 Green Flag Awards.

The awards were announced by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. Childers Park & Woodlands in Listowel also received the flag award.

The Green Flag awards are available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, nature parks and green spaces from across the whole country.

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Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Johnny Wall stated that; “these awards are due to the work of not only Kerry County Council staff but also the huge efforts of the Tidy Towns Groups and park users in Tralee, including local community groups and volunteers, with the assistance of NEWKD who operate various community employment schemes as well as the local Gardai who regularly patrol the areas.”

“It is great to see Tralee Wetlands receive this accreditation as it is a fantastic facility and visitor attraction. I hope that over the coming years other Kerry towns and villages will also enter this competition.”

Ireland was awarded a total of 103 Green Flag sites, comprised of 84 formal public Green Flag Park sites, along with 19 volunteer run Green Community Sites.

More Green Flag Awards have been secured by Irish parks and gardens than by any country, other than the UK where the scheme originated in 1996.

This year participating countries include: Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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