The importance of Donegal beaches achieving international recognition was stressed by DCC Chief Executive John G McLaughlin after 14 beaches and marinas in the county were awarded Blue Flags.
Last weeks announcement saw 12 beaches and two marinas in Donegal receiving Blue Flags while a further four beaches were given Green Coast awards for 2022.
In welcoming the announcement, Donegal County Council’s Mr. McLaughlin acknowledged that it is extremely important for the county that it receives this international recognition for the beaches in the county and he underlined the role that they play in the county’s economy.
He commended the role played by local communities working alongside Donegal County Council in ensuring that the county secured these awards. Donegal’s world class beaches, along with its spectacular scenery and friendly welcome make it a great place to live, work and visit.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Jack Murray was also delighted with the announcement, noting that for the third year in a row Donegal has secured fourteen Blue Flags and 4 Green Coast Awards. He said that he is looking forward to seeing both visitors to the county and the Donegal public enjoying these beaches this summer as well as all the other fabulous amenities that Donegal has to offer.
The beaches in Donegal which received Blue Flags are Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, Portnoo/Narin, Carrickfinn, Killahoey, Marblehill, Downings, Portsalon, Culdaff, Stroove, in addition to marinas at Greencastle and Rathmullan.
Beaches at Dooey, Magheroarty, Drumatinney and Ballyheirnan all received Green Coast awards in 2022.