Tralee Retains Its Purple Flag Status For Coming Year

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At the raising of the Purple Flag at Tralee Municipal District Offices back in February this year were then Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley, Co-ordinator of Purple Flag campaign for TCA David Scott, Ken Tobin of HQ Tralee and Tralee Chamber Alliance, Sergeant Tim O’Keeffe and #LoveTralee mascot. Photo by Dermot Crean

HAVING been awarded the Purple Flag in September 2017, Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council were informed this afternoon by the UK-based assessors that the town has retained the flag for the coming year.

The Purple Flag confirms the commitment to ensuring that Kerry’s capital town has a safe, vibrant and well-managed night-time economy.

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

In a team approach last year, the Garda, Kerry County Council, vintners and other representatives of the hospitality sector were involved in a comprehensive application process which was led by Tralee Chamber Alliance. Judges came to the town in July of 2017 for the assessment and the town was awarded the flag in September.

The judges were back during the summer for another assessment and Tralee has passed again. Their report will be issued in the coming weeks.

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