Tralee Celebrates Purple Flag Accreditation

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Celebrating Tralee’s Purple Flag accreditation at Tralee Garda Station on Monday were, from left; Aidan Turner of Tralee Chamber, Inspector James O’Donnell, Jean Foley of Kerry County Council, David Scott of Tralee Chamber, Sergeant Emma Clerkin, Tralee Chamber CEO Colette O’Connor, Sergeant Lynda Brosnan and Inspector Donal Horgan. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE is officially celebrating today after receiving the news that they have been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for its evening and night-time economy (ENTE)

Similar to the Blue Flag for beaches, the flag aims to raise standards and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 5pm and 2.30am.

Areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.

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The Tralee Chamber Purple Flag committee in collaboration with Kerry County Council, An Garda Siochana and the Tralee vintners submitted a detailed renewal application and after an assessment from independent judges they were thrilled with the news that Tralee passed all Purple Flag criteria, as well as attaining the thresholds of decreasing crime statistics.

The town was commended for offering vibrant appeal, a stimulating destination, and a strong partnership approach across all stakeholders.

Highlights from Tralee’s submission include the re-launch of the ‘Safe Nights Out’ campaign, the Street Mural project, the ‘See it Say it’ campaign and the Ask for Angela campaign being taken on by the Tralee Taxi Association.

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