Rosses Point – flying the flag for Sligo

The recipients of the Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards were announced yesterday by An Taisce and it’s a massive well done to Rosses Point in Co. Sligo, the only winner in the county. Rosses Point was one of the recipients to win dual awards which is fantastic news for the area.

Rosses Point has not just one but three stunning beaches, they are safe for swimmers and perfect for long walks along the sand. You can also see the metal man – one of only two in Ireland. If you are looking for a place to watch the sun setting over the Wild Atlantic Way Rosses Point would be the perfect location. So what are you waiting for? Get to the point.

From the Beach Awards website:

The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels. Beaches and marinas that achieve this accolade must comply with a specific set of criteria relating to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and beach management.

The Green Coast Award aims to acknowledge, promote and protect the environment of rural beaches.  It places a strong emphasis on community and environmental activities. The Green Coast Award builds on the public participation process as it involves local communities in the production of coastal management plans and encourages their participation in the adoption and implementation of these plans.

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