Parks proudly parade Green Flag awards

By Aideen O'Flaherty

GREEN flags were announced for Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght and Corkagh Park in Clondalkin this week by South Dublin County Council.

Sean Walsh Park received their first Green Flag award, whilst Corkagh Park retained its Green Flag for a second year – awarded in recognition of achieving quality standards for the presentation of parks and recreation facilities.

Corkagh Park Green Flag 2

The awards are marked on eight criteria, including horticulture standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

SDCC acknowledges the work of staff at Sean Walsh Park and a very active group of volunteers – the Litter Mugs –, who organise a monthly clean-up, look out for birds and wildlife and take on other projects in the park.

Mayor of South Dublin County, Mark Ward said: “Parks are wonderful spaces where we can play sport, walk and enjoy nature.

"They enhance our lives and in busy places provide an oasis of calm.

"I am delighted that South Dublin County Council’s Corkagh Park and Sean Walsh Park have received the Green Flag award, a recognised international standard.

"I want to congratulate the staff and the community groups involved in the parks for this wonderful achievement.”

The raising of the Green Flags will be arranged later in the year.

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