Thirteen Donegal beaches have all retained their blue flags, following an announcement today from An Taisce.
An Taisce announced earlier that thirteen beaches in Donegal retained the International Blue Flag Award.
It was also announced that Donegal has retained its 6 Green Coast Awards.
The 13 beaches to retain their blue flags in Donegal are Bundoran, Culdaff, Fintra, Downings, Killahoey, Marblehill, Lisfannon, Murvagh, Naran, Magherawarden, Shroove, Rossnowlagh and Carrickfinn.
Blue Flag beaches must be identified bathing waters and are judged against a total of 32 criteria.
The areas in the county that retained their Green Coast Awards are Dooey Beach, Drumnatinney, Magheroarty, Port Arthur and Rathmullan.
The Green Coast Award can be awarded to non-identified bathing waters and go to beaches that have excellent water quality, a five year beach management plan and where the local communities are encouraged to engage in the management of the beach.Tags: